Analysis Of Michael Francis Moore 's ' The Columbine High School Massacre '
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Born in 1954, Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker. His opening documentary, Roger & Me, “launched his career as one of America’s best-known and most controversial documentarians” (In IMDB). However, his documentary that studies the events of the Columbine high school massacre is what put him on the map. Bowling for Columbine won the Academy Award for Documentary feature in 2002. His notable films also include Fahrenheit 9/11, the highest-grossing documentary of all time that presents a contentious view on the presidency of George W. Bush. His latest documentary, Where to Invade Next, premiered in the US on October 2, 2015.
Apparent in all his films, Moore is unafraid to make use of entertainment to discuss political, economic, industrial, cultural, and social concerns that informs, provokes, and sometimes, manipulates its audience. Moore utilizes the documentary form of filmmaking that adapts to the shifts in popular culture where entertainment value is crucial. Though his chosen subject matter are commonly treated in a scholarly and profound manner, he remains critical by treating these topics in a comedic and sardonic manner.
Apart from being a filmmaker, Moore is also a television screenwriter through his political comedy show TV Nation, an author of eight books, journalist, actor, and a political activist. Perhaps Fahrenheit 9/11 is considered Moore’s most intriguing documentary. Premiered in the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, Fahrenheit 9/11 is