Tag Archives: Promised Land
In an earlier post about Promised Land (2012), I noted that there was a University of Texas pennant on the wall in a way that is reminiscent of Written on the Wind (1956). Rock Hudson’s character in the latter presumably … Read More
One of the recurring stereotypes in energy movies is that of the Texas Oilman. There are far too many Texas Oilman characters in movies and TV to list, but here’s a start: – Clark Gable, Boomtown (1940) – James Dean, … Read More
One of the recurring elements of the movie Promised Land (2012) is the idea of “Made in America.” The main character (played by Matt Damon) is mocked by his business partner at one point for wearing his old beat-up boots … Read More
One more interesting tidbit I noticed in The Promised Land (2012) (Matt Damon’s movie about fracking) was the touching scene where Frances McDormand’s character (a landman* securing lease rights for drilling) communicates with her teenage son in Houston via Skype. … Read More
One of the more visually entertaining scenes in Promised Land (2012) was when the environmental activist Dustin Noble (played by John Krasinski) visited a local school to discuss the risks that fracking poses to farms. Firstly, selecting the name of … Read More
I went to watch Promised Land (2013) last night. The movie is rich with energy content, and so I will be blogging about it over multiple entries in the coming days/weeks. But, I wanted to get a brief review and … Read More
Promised Land is coming out this Friday January 4th. I’m looking forward to seeing it and am curious to see how accurate it is.