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A movie mining moment…

2010 November 5
by ahageman

I also wanted to share a fascinating little movie moment from a recent screening of John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This is an amazing film, fantastic scripting and storytelling about greed, but there is a curious moment when the 3 protagonists decide they are satisfied with the amount of gold dust they’ve extracted from the mountain and the older, experienced miner informs them that before they leave they have to put the mountain back in the condition it was in before they excavated. The two younger miners are stunned but agree and all three say a rather heartfelt “thank you” to the mountain as they leave. It’s a great and odd eco-relevant moment for anyone working on mines/mining and ecocinema.

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  1. November 15, 2010

    Thanks for pointing this out–have seen the movie several times over the years & never picked up on the “ecomoment.”

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