Apple Board Member Al Gore campaigns for Oscar for Apple Keynote-based documentary

“Al Gore is waging a fierce campaign for recognition and an Oscar statuette for his global warning documentary, while reviving talk that he’s pursuing a bigger prize: the presidency,” Beth Fouhy reports for Forbes.

“This Saturday Gore is hosting a network of 1,600 house parties across the country to watch and discuss his documentary, ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ with the Democrat planning to address the gatherings by satellite hookup. The movie is on the short list of feature-length documentaries being considered for Oscar nominations,” Fouhy reports. “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announce the Oscar nominations Jan. 23, with the 79th Oscars slated for Feb. 25.”

“‘I am not planning to run for president again,’ Gore said last week, arguing that his focus is raising public awareness about global warming and its dire effects. Then, he added: ‘I haven’t completely ruled it out,'” Fouhy reports. “Those words make Gore the 800-pound non-candidate of the Democratic field.”

Full article here.
Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” the highest-grossing documentary of the year, features copious use of Apple’s Keynote presentation software, even while many reviewers of the film incorrectly describe it as a “PowerPoint” presentation.

Apple’s Keynote use in “An Inconvenient Truth” here: http://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2006/05/inconvenienttruth/

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115 Comments

  1. Imagine what life would be like now if Gore’s election to the presidency had not been subverted. Large and growing national fiscal surplus, strong economy, PEACE, international support, a million Iraqis still alive, and on and on. Good thing it didn’t happen.

    This is a pretty sorry excuse for a Mac Daily News article though. Do we have to read about everybody who uses Keynote? There are MILLIONS of us.

  2. Crap documentary based on flawed science plus facts discredited by real experts in most disciplines.

    Not a candidate ? A wannabe president who should be at home doing to his wife what he’s doing to academic respectability

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