Promised Land has been screened to a friendly audience of fractavists, some of whom were apparently disappointed that Mr. Damon did not undergo a transformation on the road to Damascus “turn Bourne” and take out a few of his former fellow frackers with some anti-fracking polemics, if not a sniper rifle. Sort of like Josh Fox with an AK-47 instead of a banjo. Apparently no such luck.
As I pointed out in my earlier blogs on this, being a landman is not an uncommon way to get started in the oil and gas business. J. Paul Getty started out as one in Oklahoma – working for his mom. Aubrey McClendon was a landman. One of my relatives and several of my friends were/are.
The problem is that, being a landman is where the fracking chicanery starts. So making a movie about a landman should be enough to give the gas industry fits. Because the Gas Blonde ads on TV and the shale charlatans pave the way for the landmen, who in turn, pave the way for the surveyors, the seismic crews. etc. So, by simply focusing on how landmen operate should be sufficient to get the message across to a general audience steeped in Gas Blonde fairy tales: Warning: It’s Not Just the Shale That Gets Fracked.
The movie was made for the general public. Not for anti-frackers that yell fiery polemics at fracking shills in public. Check out Promised Land.
But don’t expect it to keep your town from getting fracked.
That’s up to you, not Jason Bourne . . .
Matt Damon's new movie, Promised Land premiers in NYC and LA on December 28th. It will have a preview and video chat this Tuesday evening. Video here :
My preview pre-review here =
Should be interesting, since the landmen are the first most people meet in the fracking game, and then it goes sideways/ downhill from there ...
The Landmen were the clues.
When a virgin area is going to be exploited by frackers, they send in the landmen to sign up as much land as cheaply as possible. I have had landmen in my family and had three as friends – one drank himself to death, one shot ...
Of the shape of things to come
When a virgin area is going to be exploited by frackers, they send in the landmen to sign up as much land as cheaply as possible. I have had landmen in my family and had three as friends - one drank himself to death, ...
As was pointed out vociferously at the Albany Law School conference on land use and gas wells, there is absolutely no reason why your county, city, town and/or village should not have a road use ordinance to hold drillers liable for tearing up local roads. If your county/ city/town etc. ...
The Fracker blogs and twitters are screaming CONSPIRACY! Apparently, one of the financial backers to the soon to be released movie, Promised Land, is Image Nation Abu Dhabi.
Image Nation describes itself as : Launched in 2008 as a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, Image Nation has rapidly become one of the ...
FrackNation attacks Promised Land
The landmen were the clues
Fracker’s Tin Foil Hat too Tight
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