Analysis Of Bowling For Columbine By Michael Moore

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Just over a decade ago, Michael Moore spoke with former President George W. Bush, who directed the film maker: “Behave yourself, will ya? Go find real work.”

Since the release of his anti-gun documentary, Bowling for Columbine, and his best selling books Stupid White Men and Dude, Where’s My Country, Moore has brought trouble for many authoritative figures in America affairs. With his broadcast camera and blue-collar persona, Michael Moore has raised eyebrows, empowered voices and stretched the conceptions of politics and entertainment. So much so that he has become a pagan symbol for the liberal left and a media power of his own. As such a clever assembler of huge accusations, Moore’s 2004 Fahrenheit 911, tries to try make sense of the political shamble that took place following the 9/11 attacks.

Fahrenheit 9/11 depicts the fatal errors of an administration that was not duly elected in the first place. Moore argues that, humiliated by their failure to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, as well as by their own association with the wealthy Saudi Bin Laden’s, the Bush administration initiated a diversionary war against Saddam which had no relevance to the threat of terrorism.

The documentary is founded on Moore’s satirical and mischievous style of filmmaking – the title for one is a play on the Ray Bradbry novel, Fahrenheit 451, about a totalitarian dystopia where reading and independent thought is outlawed. Through selective editing, clips and graphics are weaved together
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