Michigan native, Michael Moore, is an award winning filmmaker, bestselling author, and liberal activist, who garnered national attention with his first Emmy Award winning documentary, Roger and Me, in 1989 Moore 103. Canadians do as much hunting as Americans, but they don't kill each other, maybe because the media in Canada are not overrun with stories about violence or frightening phenomena like an invasion of killer bees or the Y2K meltdown that usually turn out to be complete fantasies. Please, if you want to educate yourself on the great problems facing modern society, read a book. However, this particular interview could also seem to be quite intrusive. But remember: It isn't 'Eye on America'.
Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore changed the face of documentary film when he made Bowling for Columbine in 2002. He does this to get a straight answer from who he is questioning so he can get their most truthful point of view. The movie seemed to contradict itself sometimes, which could be confusing. But are we that much different from many other countries? Canada has more guns than us but far fewer deaths from them. The use of repetition such as? He often relates these topics to America's culture of fear present in American communities.
This is perhaps the element that a shows the film to be subjective and b provokes so many critics and viewers to accuse Moore of being a propagandist. That is, like all the rest of this stuff, a bald-face lie. At first, it seems his answer will be obvious: readily available guns. Moore challenges his audience with new ideas, and that's a rarity in documentaries, which often preach to the converted. What makes us kill so many times more fellow citizens than is the case in other developed nations? Well of course it was staged! One moment that cuts to the core is from a standup routine by , who suggests that our problem could be solved by simply increasing the price of bullets--taxing them like cigarettes.
Even though the amendment says you have the right to bare arms, it does not necessarily mean that you have to stock up on a whole bunch of guns. What bothers him is that we so frequently shoot them at one another. This exchange is followed by a montage, accompanied by Louis Armstrong singing ''What a Wonderful World,'' of American foreign policy misdeeds from the 1950's to the present. The only thing he has to be proud of is how many millions of dollars he has duped audiences out of in doing it. This is true because like stated earlier it is the fifth top grossing documentary of all time and personally I was dazzled by the piece at first. This movie asks way more questions than it answers.
Moore has made a great contribution to turning documentary into the next great form of propaganda. I eventually found a copy at my local library. The gun-control debate has always been a heated conversation for everyone, but with these recent events it has become more important than ever. Moore's disturbing, infuriating and often very funny film would be uncritical support from his ideological friends and summary dismissal from his foes. See this film for the interviews.
We live in a nation of millions of handguns, but that isn't really what bothers Moore. The recent string of killings around Washington provides a grim reminder that these issues are always timely. The main story Moore focused on was one that was absolutely shocking and could astonish you from start to finish: The Shooting at Columbine High School. And a prosecutor in Michigan, Mr. Here he asks questions he can't answer, such as why we as a nation seem so afraid, so in need of the reassurance of guns. The same holds true for this film.
What this demonstration was about was the banning of widely and easily sold bullets used to cause harm to many people around the city. The people inside were not fearful of him, nor hostile towards him. It has been claimed that Moore manipulated this information, and in fact, Heston did not go to the town until a few months following the disaster, but this hardly seems any more reasonable. For example, the student suspended for dying his hair blue or the first grader for pointing a chicken strip at a teacher. This is brilliant theater and would seem to be unanswerable for the hapless Kmart public relations spokespeople, who fidget and evade in front of Moore's merciless camera.
Moore does not seem to have an answer. The section of the film which deals with K-Mart and the two boys injured in the Columbine disaster is the section of the film with the most impact. The government should concentrate on healthcare and childrens' education. This film is a poignant reminder that not much has changed since it's release nearly 17 years ago. He needed a gun to feel secure against the possibility of being forced to stay alive under conditions he found intolerable. But he restrains himself; he gives her every chance to be plausible.