Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Al Gore Movie - An Inconvenient Truth

This evening we had an optional outing to the Easton Mall in Ohio. I'm not a mall person but I jumped at the chance to go so I could see a movie. Since Astrid's birth, I don't get to go to the movies that often.

I finally saw Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth about global warming. With the heat wave we've been having across the United States, the hurricanes, tsunamis, and glaciers melting, there's no doubt any longer that global warming exists and is a real threat.

Al Gore came out in front of an audience (in the documentary) and said, "I used to be known as the next President of the United States." He has such a great sense of humor and it's a shame that he didn't really show that side of his personality during the Presidential election.

The photo of Al Gore on the cover of Wired magazine (posted here) is obviously retouched, but still a powerful photo. Uwe has a subscription and once I saw this issue the photo was burned into my memory.

I enjoyed the documentary. Al Gore took a subject that can be difficult and dry to explain, and made it understandable and entertaining. I was happy to see it in the movie theatre to support it. And thrilled that it was playing in Ohio!

Unfortunately I missed the last 10 minutes as the shuttle was scheduled to pick us up at 9 PM, and due to the trailers in the beginning, the movie ran long, and I didn't want my group to have to wait for me. So I left early to make the shuttle on time. That's okay, because I still want to rent the documentary to watch it again with Uwe.


Jade L Blackwater said...

Hi there - I hopped over to say hello from Trailhead's place! I'm glad you got to see An Inconvenient Truth.

The final minutes are summary of course, but what you did miss are the credits, where they include a few different "words of wisdom" types of things on the screen. The one that has stuck with me ever since seeing the film was something akin to the following:

"If you believe in prayer, pray for people to find the strength to change."

I hope you enjoy your return to your family - I'm certain you will!

Trailhead said...

I remain convinced that he's running in 2008. You don't go on Saturday Night Live unless you're running for prez! :)

He's a great leader, though, and has much to offer the world with or without a presidential run.