Petroleum Oil and Pop Culture


Petroleum Oil and Pop Culture: Academy Awards and Literary Masterpieces

Written by Thomas Chi

Winston Churchill, George Bush, Rockefeller, Rothschild, Richard Cheney, leaders searched for petroleum. Upton Sinclair wrote a novel named Oil published in 1972. Oil was written into a movie named There Will Be Blood. Daniel Day-Lewis won the Academy Award for Best Actor. John Travolta plays Bud in Urban Cowboy. Bud works in the petroleum industry in Houston, Texas. Bruce Willis played petroleum producer Harry Stamper in Armageddon. The crew on his oil rig included Ben Affleck, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Steve Buscemi. Leaders around the globe fight for petroleum. Protesters argue over petroleum pipelines. Actors hope to find roles in films about oil. Washington, Hollywood and cities around the planet are saturated with petroleum.

Thomas Chi was raised on the Dune novels in Frank Herbert’s hometown of Santa Rosa, California. The novels follow him from Prague, Czech Republic to Istanbul, Turkey. The science fiction inspired his education in technology as he created advertising in San Francisco, California for Charles Schwab International Electronic Brokerage, Adobe Systems Illustrator 7.0 and Digital Medical Systems before heading to Florida and New York to develop large scale projects in nanotechnology and portals to teach via video encoding tutorials overseas with wireless connections years before YouTube was established in the United States of America. As a hobby, Thomas Chi writes books about experiences abroad including the Dune novels. What he learns about the world’s reaction to Frank Herbert’s Dune might surprise you. The supply of Frank Herbert’s books cannot keep up with the demand at university bookstores in the center of Ankara, Turkey; Nor the city centers in towns along the Mediterranean in Greece, Egypt and France, because readers find Herbert’s material prophetic in describing the times laced with intrigue over petroleum and universal interest in space travel, time folding and political treachery that topples kingdoms. This is a series of studies on the experiences of finding oil in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert the father of Paul Atreides.

Petroleum Oil and Pop Culture


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