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Oil That Is, Black Gold, Texas Tea

by Dzimas
Oil That Is, Black Gold, Texas Tea by Dzimas
Hard not to think of Oil these days and the nasty stain it is leaving on the Gulf of Mexico and its surrounding beaches and wetlands. While Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs penned The Ballad of Jed Clampett, Steve Forbert also sang of the allure of this black gold in The Oil Song. It is a bubbling crude that has dogged us for years. Let us also not forget the other great tragedies committed by oil companies such as those in Ecuador and Nigeria. Paul Thomas Anderson gave us a dark compelling version of Upton Sinclair’s classic novel Oil in There Will be Blood. Here is a list of some movies that deal with our addiction to oil, directly and… Read more

Hard not to think of Oil these days and the nasty stain it is leaving on the Gulf of Mexico and its surrounding beaches and wetlands. While Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs penned The Ballad of Jed Clampett, Steve Forbert also sang of the allure of this black gold in The Oil Song. It is a bubbling crude that has dogged us for years. Let us also not forget the other great tragedies committed by oil companies such as those in Ecuador and Nigeria.

Paul Thomas Anderson gave us a dark compelling version of Upton Sinclair’s classic novel Oil in There Will be Blood.

Here is a list of some movies that deal with our addiction to oil, directly and indirectly, and its consequences, along with some I couldn’t find in the database:

Hellfighters , a John Wayne classic,
Tulsa, starring Susan Hayward as Cherokee Lansing,
Apache Rose, a Dale Evans, Roy Rogers and Trigger vehicle.

Along with these documentaries,

The End of Suburbia,
A Crude Awakening,
Blood and Oil.

And from the Mubi archives,

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