This paper discusses the film "Silkwood", which represents a genre of films, including "Erin Brockovich", that exposes real cases of corporate greed and criminality in the area of environmental protection.
# 95087 | 1,380 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on May 15, 2007 in Environmental Studies (Economics and Policy) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Law (Historic Trials)
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This paper explains that "Silkwood" is a disturbing movie because, at first, the film comes across as being a horror story and then it strikes you that it is really a true story. The author explains that the movie is about Karen Silkwood, a chemical technician at the Kerr-McGee's plutonium fuels production plant in Oklahoma who investigates the breach of safety conditions at the plant and possible plutonium exposure, but soon dies in a suspicious car accident. The paper also relates what happened after Karen Silkwood's: After her death, her relatives sued the Kerr-McGee plutonium fuels production plant in a civil case for the inadequate health and safety conditions at the plant that led to Silkwood's contamination.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Los Alamos National Library, The Karen Silkwood Story, Nuclear Reaction, Frontline, 23 November 1995, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/interact/silkwood.html
- Chase, Anthony, The Cinema of Tort Liability, Movies on Trial, The New York Press, New York, 2002
- Rashke, Richard. The Killing of Karen Silkwood: The Story Behind the Kerr- McGee Plutonium Case, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1981
- Rustad, Michael, Nationalizing Tort Law: The Republican Attack on Women, Blue Collar Workers, and Consumers, Rutgers Law Review 48 (1996), 673
- Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Gas_and_Electric_Company
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