Oscar-Nominated ‘Gasland’ Director Calls Latest Attack on His Film ‘Outlandish’ and Tells Why the Industry Is Getting Desperate
By Brad Jacobson, AlterNet
Posted on February 22, 2011, Printed on February 25, 2011
Editor’s Note: Read the letter Josh Fox wrote in response to the gas industry’s attacks on his film.
When the gas industry sent an open letter this month to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences demanding it revoke its best documentary nomination for the gas-drilling exposé Gasland, many seemed surprised by this brazen missive.
Gasland director Josh Fox wasn’t one of those people.
“What this points to is the culture of that industry, which is bullying, which is aggressive, which is outlandish in their tactics, which will stop at nothing,” Fox told AlterNet during a nearly hour-long interview.