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Poster Boy Suggests LA is Poster Child for Global Destruction


Leonardo DiCaprio tries escaping to Long Beach in The 11th Hour

This weekend we stayed awake through most of The 11th Hour, the 8th-grade social studies slide show global warming documentary from Leonardo DiCaprio. Imagine talking-head interviews cut with footage of natural and man-made disasters. Like earthquakes, rain forests, polar bears ... and downtown Los Angeles. We counted no fewer than 10 grainy, smoggy angles on downtown LA, not including the blue-sky money shot when they talk about carbon-neutral cities and self-sustaining buildings.

LA may still rank as America's most polluted city, but isn't this about global warming? Couldn't Leo get royalty-free shots of Beijing? Or Pittsburgh?
· The 11th Hour [Warner Bros.]
· Just Breathing Is Killing Us [Curbed LA]
· Hollywood Not So Friendly to Air [Curbed LA]