Fahrenheit 9/11

1800 Words Mar 9th, 2005 8 Pages
Michael Moore's latest film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," presents a critical look at the administration of George W. Bush and the War on Terrorism. In this film Moore investigates the rapid growth of the United States government and its trend of trampling the rights of individuals, and the corporatism that is spawned out of the close ties between big government and big business during wartime. Michael Moore may not convince all audiences, but is successful for its factual accuracy in which the evidence spoke for itself, and at the same time proclaimed Moore's artistry in transposing and splicing scenes to create impressions that supported his allegations and opinions. Michael Moore has employed two main techniques in an attempt to successfully …show more content…
The concept behind this is to emphasize Bush's militaristic policies concerning Afghanistan, suggesting that Bush is only concerned with conflict. The repetition of these messages work for an obvious reason; as Moore repeats a message over and over, the audience comprehend and understand it quicker than just saying the message once.
The repetition techniques Moore uses extends to more than just speech. In the chapter concerning Bush's connections with the bin Laden family and other prominent Saudi's, Moore has placed several scenes of important members of the Bush Administration meeting with Saudi officials, with the absence of speech and a backing track of REM's Shiny Happy People, in an attempt to smear Bush's reputation. The audience is constantly exposed to the particular scenes. Moore purposely does this to reinforce the message as well as to win the audience' confidence in him.
While much of the film persuasion techniques rely on touching scenes, Moore has also employed cinematic techniques of persuasion to aid and solidify his stance. These cinematic techniques of cinematography and sound enhance Moore's argument within the film. Throughout Fahrenheit 9/11 are numerous scenes which, due to the placement of certain images and sounds, create an effect on the audience. Moore also juxtaposes contrasting images to create a clear understanding of the differences between them.

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