Bowling for Columbine

767 WordsDec 17, 20104 Pages
On April 20th, 1999 at Columbine High School, Colorado, Two students: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebald stormed the school grounds with two semi-automatic rifles and home made explosives, killing 12 students and a teacher, as well as injuring 21 others. The pair then committed suicide. This event was the inspiration for Michael Moore’s documentary Bowling For Columbine. In this film he tackles the issue of gun control in America and why they are so different to other countries around the world. Bowling for Columbine is a documentary style film which uses a standard medium shot throughout the entirety of the film. Medium shots are used in documentaries to give the viewer a sense of realism. These shots are used to imply that the film is…show more content…
This film takes the gun control issue to another level and attempts to show some of America’s lesser points by showing you that although the American populace was aware of the severity of the situation; they weren’t willing to do something about it. In the years since the films release, a lot has changed as far as gun control and gun laws go in America. This includes K-mart ceasing the sale of ammunition at their stores nationwide and stricter gun laws in America. Although the flim may not be the exact reason for future law changes, it may very well have been the eye opener that the country
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