ain't nothin' but a green thing
My carbon off-sets are unfadeable so don't you try to fade me.
I was poking around on Grist the other day and found this list of "15 Green Movies." It's a little old by now (2007), but I thought it might be fun to take a look at. Surprise picks were the supremely silly The Day After Tomorrow (2004), the always excellent Chinatown (1974), and the whaaa? selection, Steven Segal actioner Fire Down Below (1997).
Weirdly, that most 'opian of dystopian movies, Soylent Green (1973) and Todd Haynes' creepy/sad Safe (1996) were relegated to runner-up status. I'm also wondering if room could be made for Host (2006), Long Weekend (1978), and Monkey Shines (1988), and I think there's an argument for Blade Runner (1982), Them! (1954), and The Birds (1963). Super-duper recent picks: Wall-E and Troma's Poultrygeist (2006), and Herzog's clutch of enviro meta-docs.
What say you, Boothers? And hey - here's an awesome bonus question: which director and/or screenwriter would you like to see tackle the enviro crisis? Me, I'd love to see a Guillermo Del Toro global warming flick...