One day, while filing documents for a real estate case involving the utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Brockovich noticed that the paperwork included blood samples 😎 Her suspicions aroused, she asked Masry permission to look into the matter further 🙌 In subsequent visits to the California desert town of Hinkley, Brockovich eventually uncovered evidence linking a rash of illnesses there to high levels of hexavalent chromium found in the drinking water 👍 When the pollution was eventually traced back to the PG&E compressor station in Hinkley, more than 600 hundred of the town’s residents hired Masry & Vititoe in 1993 to represent them. After information surfaced during the trial that suggested PG&E had been aware of and tried to cover up the pollution, the case was settled in 1996 for $333 million, the largest in United States history for a case of its kind.
The movie is a joy to watch. Its poster says that she is bringing a small community to its feet, and a large company to its knees. It’s clear that viewers are aware of the events and can just relax. Julia Roberts continues to improve, become more radiant, vulnerable, and in greater control. Erin plays Erin. She is a woman who has never lost faith in herself, but finds it deeply touching when others do. She can understand the feelings of the Hinkley people, who are often mistrustful and overwhelmed by their lawyers. She is able to see that everyone wants their story told. She is confident enough in her own abilities to understand that even though she may not be able to fulfill her beauty queen promise, she will always tell the truth. world hungerThis is something she could keep. (Last emended 51 Days Ago by Sesar Olivares, Suzhou China
Based on an article by vulture.com, the first thing you notice is the pleather miniskirt, or maybe the McDonald’s kids meal watch. Erin Brockovich is a woman surrounded by lawyers, but she doesn’t have any legal or medical training, only a sense of right from wrong and a willingness to talk to you until you agree her. In the ’90s, she stumbled upon one family whose water was being poisoned by the local utility plant, and that single family’s deposition ballooned into 600+ plaintiffs, suing Pacific Gas and Electric for decades of medical maladies caused by living on knowingly toxic ground. In the movie they draw a memorable parallel between a small law firm and the big, bad corporate behemoth: “Kind of like David and what’s-his-name?” Erin (Julia Roberts) says to her boss Ed (Albert Finney). He frowns and looks up to correct Erin, but his vision is blurred by the coke-bottle glasses. “Kind of like David and what’s-his-name’s whole fucking family.” (last modified 41 days ago by Shawona Herrington from Bokaro Steel City, India)
Steven Soderbergh revolutionized independent filmmaking in 1989 with his sex, lies, and videotape. Ten years later, Hollywood was his crowning glory. But it’s important not to yadda yadda away the years in between, when his sophomore slump (1991’s Kafka) extended to a junior slump (1993’s King of the Hill) and a senior slump (1995’s The Underneath), and he’s having seemed lost in a wilderness of his own design. Arguments can (and should) be made for his work during this period – the Depression-era drama King of the Hill is one of his best films, and all three are varied and conceptually adventurous – but Soderbergh himself felt so discombobulated by failure that he’s having written, directed, starred, edited and photographed 1996’s Schizopolis, an experimental doodle, just to give his career a hard reboot. After two years, Soderbergh had the great Elmore Leonard adaptation Out of Sight made for Universal Pictures. He was soon back in business. We are grateful to Ching Sepulveda for pointing it out.