- Movie: ice and snow everywhere.
Two men in front of bookshelves, one throwing all the books out.
Second man objects – “these aren’t just books, they’re art!”
First man (striking stoic squarejawed three-quarter turned pose) – “no they’re not, they’re fuel”
- Cut to flames in fireplace, burning book (obviously never a Boy Scout, had not pulled pages out and crumpled them like any fule kno to do). Camera closes in on title (I kid you not) – Milton’s Paradise Lost.
- Cut to snow covered hills sporting iconic HOLLYWOOD sign. An avalanche sweeps the letters away.
Strewth – just a little bit heavyhanded on the meaningful symbology or what? I’ve seen enough, thanks.
The teev program tells me that this movie is titled “Ice”, and it’s one of those overblown frozen northern hemisphere global-warming disaster movies that only makes people distrust actual climate science because its premises are so exaggerated. I’m mildly curious to know how pathetically it rated over at rottentomatoes.com, but not so much that I’m actually going to do a search.