Written by two men who hold masters degrees from the University of Southern California film school Save the Whales
Please is a movie between book covers with short scenes that end where the director-Quentin Tarantino?-might say "Cut." Its a political action thriller in which Uma Thurman or Angelina Jolie might star as Jan Everett the drop-dead gorgeous first lady of the United States and committed environmental activist whose passion is saving whales.
I can sit down on camera and say, 'Save the whales
', but this was much more fun.
After the International Whaling Commission imposed a commercial whaling moratorium in 1986, a lot of folks stashed those once ubiquitous "Save the Whales
" bumper stickers and T-shirts.
As kids we rallied to the cause of an animal (Save the Whales
) or a regional ecosystem (Save the Bay)--something close to home, emotionally at least.
'As a kid I was always involved with Save the Whales
and that kind of thing.
Please join us in our fight to save the whales
from the hunters.
"The next thing I knew he was fighting to save the whales
," Dan says, "so there were no hard feelings."
Here's what we need to explain: Corporations yield benefits to customers, employees, shareholders, partners and other constituencies, but it is not part of their mission to cure poverty or save the whales
. That's where governments, nonprofits and other organizations are supposed to take over.
Although I was very proud of leading a successful Australian effort to save the whales
, this was tinged with the knowledge that it had been a very near run thing'.
Mercifully, the spirit didn't move anyone to bring posters that proclaimed "Save the Whales
" and the like.
And Save the Whales
? As Margaret Cho once said, describing her fall into lesbian lust on a whale-watching cruise, "Lesbians lo-o-ove whales." Dolphins too.
Charitable organizations raise money to heal the sick, save the whales
, convert the heathen.