Jewish Journal


February 27, 2009

The Coen Brothers’ New Vid: ‘No Such Thing as Clean Coal’


In direct to defiance to new power in Washington that insists on the development of “clean coal,” The Coen brothers directed a 30 second ad-spot that denies that possibility.

The commercial is sponsored by The Reality Coalition, a group of five environmental organizations that say, “There is no such thing as clean coal.” 

Now, Hollywood and Washington have always had a unique relationship (sometimes harmonious, sometimes volatile), and therefore political activism and commentary is very much in character for industry leaders. But with Obama representing “liberal,” “democratic” and “just” vales—the putative values of Hollywood—it’s a surprise his good intentions are being called out. And that’s the point the Coens are trying to make (sardonically, of course): good intentions are just not good enough. Realism must take precedent over idealism.


JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2016 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.2266 / 48