Coen brothers ad on ‘clean coal’


in Films and movies, Photography, The environment

The Coen Brothers – directors of favourite films of mine like The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou? – have made a short advertisement debunking the notion of ‘clean coal.’ It doesn’t have enormously much substantive content, but it does a pretty good job of saying: “Those promising that coal can be clean are lying to you.”

The ad was commissioned by the Reality Coalition.

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R.K. February 28, 2009 at 7:25 pm

I think it’s pretty funny:

“Clean coal harnesses the awesome power of the word ‘clean!'”

R.K. February 28, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Did you see the ‘clean coal singers?’

Litty February 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm

I agree. It is funny.

Milan February 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm

It would be good if, every time a politician said ‘clean coal’ on television, an ad like this would play automatically.

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