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Fuel [videorecording] / Cinema Libre Distribution presents ; Blue Water Entertainment, Open Pictures, and Hero BX present ; in association with Digital Neural Axis and PIC Agency ; a Josh Tickell film ; produced by Blue Water Entertainment and Open Pictures ; produced by Greg Reitman, Dale Rosenbloom, Daniel Assael, Darius Fisher, and Rebecca Harrell ; directed by Josh Tickell ; written by Johnny O'Hara.

Tickell, Joshua. (Director, Host). O'Hara, John, 1958- (Screenwriter). Reitman, Greg. (Producer). Rosenbloom, Dale. (Producer). Assael, Daniel. (Producer). Fisher, Darius. (Producer). Harrell, Rebecca, 1980- (Producer). Cinema Libre Distribution. (Added Author). Blue Water Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Open Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Hero BX (Firm) (Added Author). Digital Neural Axis (Firm) (Added Author). PIC Agency (Firm) (Added Author). Cinema Libre Studio. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Summary:

The message of "Fuel" is clear: oil is bad, alternative energy is good. Its goals are simple: put Big Oil out of business, and sell the American public on the virtues of cleaner energy sources, such as wind, solar, and ethanol. Josh Tickell, an alternative-energy zealot, has both driven cross-country in a car powered only by fast-food cooking oil and written a book about it. His film is a combination of autobiography, first-person travelogue, history and ecology lesson, and a shamelessly inspirational call to action. Using charts, animated graphics and historical footage, Tickell ties our national obsession with oil to melting glaciers, melting economies, the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, and the collapse of the American way of life. Eleven years in the making (a shorter version appeared in 2008 as "Fields of Fuel") the film is not so much a green documentary as a red, white, and blue alarm.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD 338.2 FUE (Text) 33892005587804 Adult DVDs DVD None 04/17/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781595871305
  • ISBN: 1595871306
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Beverly Hills, CA] : Blue Water Entertainment ; [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as an American documentary in 2008.
Special features: Educational version (39 min.); Director and creative team commentary [audio feature]; Sustainable biodiesel extra with Herobx (4 min.); Building a green bottom line with John Paul DeJoria (3 min.); How to get 150mpg from your Prius (5 min.); How to save thousands through energy efficiency (4 min.); Cinema Libre trailers (6 min.); DVD-ROM features [PDF files, requires a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat].
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Josh & the veggie van -- Connection to oil -- The auto industry -- Bottom of the barrel -- Government for sale -- Follow the money -- Diesel -- Environmental crisis -- Willie & the truckers -- Something's in the air -- Food vs. fuel -- The next generation -- Solutions -- A sustainable planet -- Make some changes.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography James Mulryan ; editors Tina Imahara, Michael Horwitz ; music by Ryan Demaree, Edgar Rothermich.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host, Joshua Tickell; special appearances by, Richard Branson, Sheryl Crow, Larry & Laurie David, Deborah Dupre, John Paul DeJoria, Larry Hagman, Woddy Harrelson, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Vinod Khosia, Naomi Klien, Willie Nelson, Scott Ritter, Julia Roberts, Michael Schmidt, Neil Young.
Summary, etc.:
The message of "Fuel" is clear: oil is bad, alternative energy is good. Its goals are simple: put Big Oil out of business, and sell the American public on the virtues of cleaner energy sources, such as wind, solar, and ethanol. Josh Tickell, an alternative-energy zealot, has both driven cross-country in a car powered only by fast-food cooking oil and written a book about it. His film is a combination of autobiography, first-person travelogue, history and ecology lesson, and a shamelessly inspirational call to action. Using charts, animated graphics and historical footage, Tickell ties our national obsession with oil to melting glaciers, melting economies, the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, and the collapse of the American way of life. Eleven years in the making (a shorter version appeared in 2008 as "Fields of Fuel") the film is not so much a green documentary as a red, white, and blue alarm.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC ; Region 0 (All).
Awards Note:
Winner, 2008 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Documentary (entitled Fields of Fuel).
Subject: Fuel switching.
Energy policy.
Air quality management.
Environmental protection.
Environmental degradation.
Motor vehicles > Fuel consumption.
Automobiles > Fuel consumption > Government policy.
Petroleum > Government policy.
Petroleum industry and trade > Government policy.
Human ecology > North America > Philosophy.
United States > Environmental conditions.
United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.

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