Another oil movie is on its way. This time it’s a two-part thriller called “Burn Up” to be shown by the BBC in July, set in the worlds of oil, politics and global warrning. Neve Campbell plays an environmentalist who works for a British oil giant’s renewable-energy division, unaware that she is just being used to make it seem sincere about its desire to be green.
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Not surprisingly, this new film release hasn’t got much to say about chemicals, since it is an occult thriller inspired by the life of the mystic, Aleister Crowley. Written by Bruce Dickinson, front man of the legendary Iron Maiden, and Julian Doyle (Time Bandits, Life of Brian), and released in the UK on 30 May, it has received uniformly poor reviews and a rather mean 2-star rating (out of 5) from The Times, whose reviewer says:
The battle for the top chemical scenes in the movies rages on. After I thought we’d settled once and for all the Top Ten Chemical Movie Scenes” back in the early days of the Blog, the movie buffs at ICB (John Baker and Andy Brice) have thrown these six names into the ring.
In a pullout section on “Petroleum” in the London Times today (but not sadly online), you can win one of ten sets of the books “Battle for Barrels” and “Empires of Oil”, by Duncan Clarke. Also one of ten copies of “A Crude Awakening”, the highly controversial documentary about the planet’s dwindling oil resources. Email your name and address to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners chosen 14 April.
An empty flight is a joy to mankind. The vacant seats and the lack of visible activity make the ten-hour flight from London to Houston, Texas an entirely stress-free experience. Best of all, we nip through the dreaded arrivals hall and immigration in a matter of minutes instead of the usual hour’s zigzag queuing.
Top Ten Chemical Movies: The Graduate, North by Northwest, Batman, Fight Club, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Local Hero, The Wages of Fear, White Heat, Erin Brockovitch, The Man in the White Suit.
Another oil film is on its way. “There Will Be Blood” opens in Europe on 8 February 2008, and is the epic story of the early years of the oil boom in California. Starring Daniel Day Lewis, and based on the 1927 book “Oil!” by Upton Sinclair, it is described in the pre-release reviews as […]
It looks like this is a film for us: “A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash.”http://www.oilcrashmovie.com/film.html It’s opening in the UK in November. Has anyone seen it yet? Thanks to www.oilcrashmovie.com for photo of “Depleted Azeri Oilfield.”