Oil prices are now over $100 a barrel. This can’t be good for Planet Earth. With all our human ingenuity, why aren't the great majority of us driving vehicles fueled by some other more abundant and planet-friendly substance? Can’t we invent a reasonably priced car that gets 200 miles to the gallon? Oil has often been the topic of films over the ages. Here are 8 wise comments from motion pictures about fuel and why our collective planetary fuel gauge is running low.
“We're not in the oil business; we're in the oil shortage business!”
“He knows it took billions of years to put it there, and taking it out at the rate we're going, there won't be any oil left.”
Boom Town (1940) – Jonathan Sand (Spencer Tracy)
The Formula (1980) – Adam Steiffel (Marlon Brando)
“Wow, this organic fuel is great! Why haven't I heard about it before?”
Cars (2006) – Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson)
“Americans love to drill holes in other people's countries.”
Syriana (2006) – Prince Nasir Al-Subaai (Alexander Siddig)
“The concept of the internal combustion engine has been obsolete for over fifty years. But because of the oil cartels and corrupt government regulation, we and the rest of the world have been forced to use gasoline for over a hundred years.”
On Deadly Ground (1994) – Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal)
“When we're addicted to drugs we're told to cut off the supply, but when we're addicted to oil we're told to increase the supply. There's something wrong here.”
Oil on Ice (2004) – Amory Lovins (himself)
“For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing.”
Mad Max 2 (1981) – Narrator (Harold Baigent)
“We've got to find more fuel - maybe closer to Cleveland.”
Dawn of the Dead (1978) – Stephen (David Emge)
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