Earth and the American Dream Beautifully photographed tree-hugging. Director Bill Couturié has made an environmentalist documentary designed to illustrate how humans, their greed, and their pollution have destroyed huge sections… Documentary Bill Couturie Ed Asner Alec Baldwin Ned Beatty HBO
TV Review

Earth and the American Dream

EW's GRADE
C

Details Genre: Documentary; With: Ed Asner and Alec Baldwin; Network: HBO

Beautifully photographed tree-hugging. Director Bill Couturié has made an environmentalist documentary designed to illustrate how humans, their greed, and their pollution have destroyed huge sections of this country. Borrowing from his own Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam and Ken Burns' Civil War, Couturié has famous actors, from Gene Hackman to Alec Baldwin, read letters, diaries, etc., from historical figures testifying to the beauty of America. Earth and the American Dream is sincere but boring, a warning that comes off as condescending. C

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Originally posted Apr 23, 1993 Published in issue #167 Apr 23, 1993 Order article reprints