Tuesday 8 July 2008

trojan horse

Full Monty screenwriter Simon Beaufoy had the idea of 'concealing the potentially indigestible politics of climate change in the "Trojan horse" of a thriller'. The BBC's Burn Up will be broadcast late July. (Ht: Ian Curtis).

Beaufoy says the denial industry's 'apparent manipulation of the facts led me quickly down the path of a thriller.' It's perfect material. This blog said in February that Professor Naomi Oreskes' online lecture about the systematic undermining of science 'would make a great play: a dark battle of ideas with savage personal disputes and good old-fashioned skullduggery.'

This week the New Yorker stated categorically that eco-drama was a contradiction in terms. Let's see if Beaufoy proves that wrong.

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