Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Your Documentary Film Recommendation Of The Day

Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room is a compelling bit of documentary film making that gets bonus points for a) including well-chosen pop music and b) vindicating Gray Davis in many ways. I'm not sure how non-Californians view the film, but it struck more than a few chords with me. Two thumbs up.


PG said...

My mentor at work was recommending it to me, but she said it made her almost sick with rage. Also warned me that my friends who hadn't seen it would think I was a conspiracy theorist after what I'd learn about the blackouts, etc.

Anonymous said...

The movie is indeed interesting, but its vindication of Davis is entirely unsupported (but a good marketing move: Davis shows at least a clip from the movie at almost every speaking engagement he makes).

cd said...

I could never understand at the time - and still don't - how the world accepts "routine maint." or whatever stupid excuse was and is offered when major power plants or refineries go off line at peak demand times.
Why are we so thick as a world?

The energy crisis was manufactured. Davis never deserved the blame.