Tuesday, July 11, 2006

What's Better: Round 1: Match 6

We've had the Dixie Chicks, we've had J.J. Redick, so what else engenders strong emotions? Al Gore and the Vietnam War for two.

An Inconvenient Truth is described on IMDB as follows: A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

A Bright Shining Lie is described on the same site this way: True story of Army man John Paul Vann, whose military success provided him the fulfillment he never found in his personal life.

Like in the battle between Takin' it to the Streets and Puttin' on the Ritz, though, this one isn't just about the individual works of art. It's about whether or not what is represented by each title, conceptually, is preferable to that which is symoblized in the other.

So, I ask, "What's Better?"
An Inconvenient Truth or A Bright Shining Lie?


Kenneth R. Morefield said...

I'm always gonna have to vote for the truth over a lie. Score one for Al Gore.

T.C. Truffin said...

Having seen neither fill-um, I'm left choosing between the truth and a lie, between Bill Paxton (who almost single-handedly ruined Aliens) and Al Gore, and between a docu-argument with charts and a mediocre military TV bio-pic. Hmm. The one probably has explosions; the other probably has thunder & lightning.



Guess I'll go for Mr. Gore. At least he's not screwing up a good sci-fi tale [or is he? ;-) ].