Leonardo DiCaprio’s The 11th Hour

11Th-Hour-MovieLeonardo DiCaprio is an actor who haw grown on me a lot the last few years. Like most people, following Titanic I hated the very sight of his face. He was just a teen Idol glam boy flash in the pan to me (and a lot of people). What I didn’t notice was that he was also loaded to the man tits with talent. Now he’s doing something a little different with his environmental documentary “The 11th Hour”.

I first because aware of The 11th Hour at this year’s Oscars when Leo appeared on stage with Al Gore. If you don’t know much about the project, here’s a little synopsis from the folks at Movieweb:

The 11th Hour is the last moment when change is possible. The film, directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners, explores how we’ve arrived at this particular moment in time. How we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course.

The film features ongoing dialogues of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people.

Some people get their panties in a twist when celebrities speak out about certain issues. Personally I don’t mind. As long as they don’t do it when the cameras are on them for a different purpose, then I say “more power to you”. It’s their world too, and I just wish more of us used our gifts and talent to try to make a bit of a difference.

Getting back to The 11th Hour… I don’t know enough about the project myself… but it seems to me, just on the surface mind you… that this movie was already done last year… it was called “An Inconvenient Truth” wasn’t it? A documentary about the growing environmental crisis and how we’re running out of time to do something about it. Sounds a lot like “Truth” to me. I’ll reserve judgement till I see it for myself.

(as a side note, I actually do dig the poster)

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10 thoughts on “Leonardo DiCaprio’s The 11th Hour

  1. Gore uses the same amount of power in his house as 11 average American households. I wonder what Leo’s place uses…

    Also wanted to mention, they used my foot for that imprint on the poster. :D Any ladies interested? ;)

  2. Kristina, one suggestion: move.

    By the way, its not carbon emissions causing your problem. Its water vapor.

    Ever since Gore attributed our lifestyle to hurricane strength/frequency, we haven’t had one! Keep yapping Al!

  3. They better change their numbers if they were relying on the hottest year of the last century being 1998. It was 1934. Throw away the hockey stick.

    Global warming may be happening, but it is caused by the sun. Neptune and Mars are also warming, so I need actual proof before I alter my lifestyle, that is, if my lifestyle is causing the warming.

    Hollywood will need to show me the way of conserving by staying home and video conferencing their next film festival, instead of flying in on their private jets. Also, Leo has one of the largest mansions in Hollywood, so unless he is opening his windows to cool it off, then don’t lecture me about my measly “carbon footprint”. You can’t preach about conserving, then continue burning enough fossil fuels to power an entire town. I don’t accept hypocrisy from my preacher, why would I accept it from a bunch of hypocritical Hollywood stars?

  4. I think this is more about how this generation can help than just the information that Gore provided in his film. I think this film is also a little more varied in its opinions than just that of one man. It does feel a bit redundant but I think they’re just trying to help.

  5. It’s currently 103 degrees here in North Carolina. I don’t care how many films they have to make to convince these gas-guzzling motherfuckers to repent, as long as they cool me the fuck off.

  6. I have serious reservations when Hollywood gets involved in such projects. For one, they usually make a political statement about it and accuse the current administration, when in truth, neither political party really aims to change the status quo. Consider Gore. He had 8 years to really make an impact, yet now, by some enlightenment, he has ‘seen the light’ and concerned that our “planet has a fever”.

    Man, I want the best for us all, but I doubt that Hollywood has the gonads to really tackle this in a thoughtful, unbiased, and rational manner.

  7. From what I understand ‘Truth’ told us what the problem was, and 11th Hour is going to suggest what we can do to help solve the problem. I don’t know, but looking forward to seeing this. If the smartest person in the world (Stephen Hawking) says that there is a problem, we need to listen.

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