TIME published this gem a few days ago, but we thought it would be especially noteworthy on Earth Day. The biggest story on earth is climate change (notice how quickly the border crisis has disappeared from the news?), so why can’t Hollywood make good movies and TV shows about it, asks Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo.
Climate change is the biggest story on earth. So why can’t Hollywood make good TV shows and movies about it?https://t.co/iLUNZDHWDI
— TIME (@TIME) April 19, 2021
When good and also commercially successful film and television is produced that deal with themes such as racism, sexual exploitation, genocide, drug addiction, corruption and mental health problems, then why not stories based on the climate change crisis?
For instance, imagine a climate researcher whose education has been funded by her beloved father, who is running an oil company that has brought employment and prosperity to a once-poor community. She is trying to convince her father to join her fight for the climate when she is kidnapped. By who? Why? I don’t know yet, but it’s an example of the kind of fictional narrative that could mirror the problems and dilemmas of our real world.
What writer would just give away a million-dollar idea like that?
Because temperature rising incrementally over the course of the century is not inherently dramatic https://t.co/5zehETnLY5
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 19, 2021
“I know it was marginally colder last summer”
Coming to theatres this August
— The Pickled Blog (@BlogPickled) April 19, 2021
clearly they didnt watch the greatest film of all time.. geostorm
— Jack. (@JackaLoughney) April 19, 2021
— one sexy tomato? (@verysexymaters) April 19, 2021
Are people of Twitter too young to remember mutated Kevin Costner from Waterworld?
— opsecmopsec (@opsecmopsec) April 19, 2021
— Donnie Crosley (@ddcross31) April 19, 2021
“The Day After Tomorrow”……what more do you want!!??
— Scotty Blackwell (@sblackwell55) April 19, 2021
Because “The Day After Tomorrow” wasn’t exactly good? pic.twitter.com/hzxxkdZu97
— Jill (@j_weiseEule) April 19, 2021
I don't know, I thought Ice Age was pretty great ??♂️
— Isaiah A. Haakenson (@isaiahhaakenson) April 19, 2021
…I'm still stuck on the countless shows and movies about exactly that being apparently ignored. I think they answered their own question; "cuz they suck and no one remembers them".
— Adam Mygrants (@Pestilencemage) April 19, 2021
I get what Time is saying though…I am still waiting on a blockbuster based on the unbearable suspense of accretion and erosion.
— Carl W (@Car_D_W) April 19, 2021
They could do a film about people selling their underwater houses.
— Steve Benedict (@SteveBenedict17) April 19, 2021
Not to worry. CNN has promised to deliver plenty of climate change drama. #ProjectVeritas
— Virginia (@VBelMom) April 19, 2021
@TIME South Park did a pretty good take on it, I bet if you watch it you’ll understand why a massively slow incremental change in atmosphere does not make for interesting theater
— Jeff Nabity (@eljefeabides) April 19, 2021
Climate change movie could be a double feature after Drying Paint.
— Ken Vaughn (@KennethVaughn3) April 19, 2021
I’m sure the Climate Change trilogy will be right up there with the Godfather trilogy
— KingHippo3132 (@hippo7672) April 19, 2021
Not exactly a thriller of a subject is it?
— Beatlesfan (@EnglishmanAbrod) April 19, 2021
Because it's boring.
— LB Shore (@shorepatrol) April 19, 2021
Boring? Get John Kerry to do a cameo!
Because nobody would pay to sit in air conditioned room to watch show about it being 1 degree hotter outside?
— Don Donaldson (@DonDona26811517) April 20, 2021
More importantly, why aren't members of Hollywood reducing their carbon footprint?
— Shaun mccallum (@Shaunmccallum4) April 19, 2021
Because “The Day After Tomorrow” has come and gone for decades with nothing happening?
John Kerry explains that if we're truly serious about fighting climate change, 'we still have to get CO2 out of the atmosphere' https://t.co/qSidJoVN9v
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 22, 2021