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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 04:29 PM
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Would you like some tort reform with that? - "Hot Coffee" film trailer, review - HBO tonight 9pm ET
Edited on Mon Jun-27-11 05:01 PM by Bozita
HBO at 9pm ET tonight

Film trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBKRjxeQnT4

Hot Coffee (documentary)
Added June 14, 2011
Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek
(from the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival)

Directed by: Susan Saladoff
Featuring: Jamie Leigh Jones, Connor Gourley, Colin Gourley, Al Franken and Oliver Diaz

Expertly edited by Cindy Lee with slick visuals by Brian Oakes, Hot Coffee is so good that its difficult to believe it was helmed by a first-time filmmaker. Executive producer Sheila Nevins and the HBO hierarchy usually have enough on their own production and development plates, but its no surprise that they picked up this provocative and potentially game-changing documentary; one would also not be surprised to see this film continue on its way into end-of-season awards discussions.

Like GasLand, The Last Mountain and Inside Job, Hot Coffee will knock you backward and change your perception of what you thought you knew. The film tackles the corporate demolition of this countrys civil rights system and the constitutional pretzel-twisting taking place to favor big business over those the system is supposed to protect.

Stepping off with a scene from that episode of Seinfeld in which Kramer spills hot coffee down his pants and sues for punitive damages, director Susan Saladoff uses the well-known but little understood case brought by Stella Liebeck against McDonalds in 1994 and illuminates the marketing machine that followed, transforming that lawsuit into the definitive case cited as evidence of jackpot justice and frivolous lawsuits. Setting the record straight, Saladoff confronts our recollections of the case and ensures we understand the facts that transpired rather than the commonly referenced fictions weve accepted into lore.

Did you know, for instance, that there had been more than 700 other cases of burns from hot coffee reported to the restaurant? Did you ever see the pictures of the heinous burns the victim suffered and the skin grafts necessary to address the damage?

more...
http://www.movingpicturesnetwork.com/28931/hot-coffee /

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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 04:34 PM
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1. K&R
Thanks for the heads-up. :toast:
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 04:52 PM
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2. Interesting ... THANKS for posting this
I've heard some of the details before and this was NO frivolous lawsuit.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 04:57 PM
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3. I'm looking forward to it.
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 05:01 PM
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4. Thanks so much for posting, will be taping it.
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SDuderstadt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 05:03 PM
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5. The actual details of this case were...
far different than the myths the RW created around it.

I wish I got HBO.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 06:42 PM
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6. K & R.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 08:00 PM
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7. timely kick
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 08:53 PM
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8. HBO does it again.
Another great documentary digging into the RW agenda.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 08:55 PM
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9. Wow. Must rec. The McDonalds story alone was so twisted by the MSM, this film is worth it. nt
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 02:01 AM
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10. k again.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 02:19 AM
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11. Fantastic! Well worth the watch., Beware....it will piss you off!
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 09:41 AM
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12. You can google image Stella Liebeck's burns and see for yourself. Not for the squeamish. 3rd degree
burns are very graphic.

For anyone who missed it, the McDonald's coffee cup actually melted and the coffee poured out onto her legs and crotch. The McDonald's coffee lawsuit was not frivolous - the corporate and media smear job that works to discredit people like Mrs. Liebeck is an orchestrated ploy specifically designed to throw attention off real corporate malfeasance.

A morning kick!
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