Friday, January 20, 2006
Intelligent Design: The Movie
Andrew Varnon of the Valley Advocate thinks the just concluded Dover intelligent design trial might have the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster:
... what with the court deciding against Intelligent Design, the film would be more of a George Clooney/Good Night, and Good Luck -type project than a Mel Gibson/Passion of the Christ one. But Inherit the Wind still pisses off the fundamentalists, so maybe the film could score some free publicity å la Passion of the Christ . Think of the marketing possibilities: a campaign with catch phrases like "watch the controversy" could subtly piggyback on the pro-Intelligent Design Discovery Institute's "teach the " language to put butts in the seats.