I Heart Huckabees

I Heart Huckabees(2004)

Concept featured in clip: Conservation

Location of clip: DVD: 00:17:05 - 00:20:25


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*Use caution when showing parts of this film due to vulgar language and an explicit sex scene. This clip is clean.

Summary of clip: In this scene, Tommy Corn (Mark Wahlberg) is in the middle of an argument with his girlfriend regarding her ignoring his pleas to not use petroleum products. His specific example is her shoes. Bernard (Dustin Hoffman) approaches the scene to attempt to calm Tommy down.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Tommy shows a genuine concern about the interconnection between the resources we use and the affects this has on people and parts of the rest of the world.

Suggestions to teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. Why was Tommy so upset about his girlfriend buying the shoes that she owns?

b. What else is petroleum based?

c. Where does petroleum come from?

d. Is there an endless supply of petroleum?

e. What can we use instead of petroleum for necessities like shoes?

2. Use this engaging video clip to start a discussion on natural resources discussing how everything we use will affect the world around us, including those that live in different parts of the world.

3. Ask students to research different options to protect our environment from depletion.

4. Start a discussion on carrying capacity. Can we as a society continue to use our resources in the manner that we are? Why or why not?