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BSD Movie Log: Doomwatch

Doomwatch (1972, d. Peter Sasdy)

A British government scientiss visits a rural, inhabited island to collect soil samples in the wake of an offshore oil spill.  The scientist is greeted with hostility by the locals.  They are attempting to hide an ugly secret.

Doomwatch was a theatrical release derived from a British t.v. adventure series.  The first half is interesting,  atmospheric, and weird.  The second half  is preachy and embarrassing.    This is not a horror movie.  Don’t get sucked in.  You’ll only end up with a lot suck.

Seven More Things That Should Not Be So Orange : The New Yorker

The toxic, alkaline sludge in Hungary reached the Danube River today.  The New World had its own jarringly orange waters this summer with the BP oil spill. Here are seven more things that should not be so orange.

link: News Desk: Seven More Things That Should Not Be So Orange : The New Yorker.