Recommended cinema: An Inconvenient Truth. Al Gore’s PowerPoint presentation is a thoughtful warning and call to action. In the old days, we elected presidents based on speeches from the backs of trains. Then televised debates. Then :60 television commercials. Then direct marketing by mail and phone. I believe the next election will be heavily influenced by this sort of message-making (not that I think Gore will be the next president). Candidates will release their major motion pictures, placing their beliefs and intentions indelibly on record for all to see.

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