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Al Gore takes the cash, movie takes a dive

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: January 8, 2013
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“Promised Land” got major backing from a subsidiary of the United Arab Emirates. Mideast oil interests are disinclined to view with favor the natural gas boom made possible by fracking, the most exciting development so far toward modern-era North American energy independence.

“Promised Land” plays well in the salons of environmentalists. It isn't playing well in theaters. The movie will recover its modest production budget (estimated at $15 million) but will likely hit a dry hole in terms of overall costs, including the marketing.

In the space of three days, America's most vocal environmentalist has taken the money and run and a piece of environmental agitprop has failed to take in much money.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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