Michael Moore

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  • An Analysis of Michael Moore's Documentary, Bowling for Columbine

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    being legalised. Michael Moore, the film maker, wrote and produced the film to emphasise his point on why guns should never be sold or purchased again. 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. The ordinary and average school was put through an attack by two absent minded children who destructively killed 1 teacher and 12 students, not including the many more they injured. Moore also tried interviewing

  • Essay about Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story

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    Michael Moore used comical tactics as a way to appeal to his audience in this piece of literature. Michael Moore’s argument is that capitalism is destroying the nation’s economy rather than helping to develop it. The poor are suffering, while the richer are getting richer. The arguments that Moore used may not be considered tangible by all, but he definitely did have the evidence to support his argument. Michael Moore purpose was to expose this ground breaking issue of the dominance of corporate

  • Bowling For Columbine And Koyaanisqatsi

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    The purpose of Bowling for Columbine and Koyaanisqatsi is not radically different, both directors are attempting to make an argument. In Bowling for columbine, Michael Moore is constructing an argument about the culture in some regions of the United States that are vulnerable to gun violence. To accomplish this he weaves together first person accounts from people responding to his questions on the issue and presents images that he wants the audience to connect with what they are seeing to create

  • History & Memory - the Queen

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    perspective on the past which enables History to fill in the gaps. The concepts of History & Memory are featured in the texts, 'The Queen', a film directed by Stephen Frears, 'Kurt Cobain's Suicide Letter' and the documentary 'Fahrenheit 9/11' by Michael Moore in a unique and evocative style. All texts are representations or constructs of events which present a point of view containing bias and subjectivity. 'The Queen' released in 2006 uses

  • Analysis Of Bowling For Columbine

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    banner yet wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the terrified! Michael Moore’s flawed 2002 expository documentary Bowling for Columbine is ineffective in its goals to open Americas eyes to its very serious gun violence problem. Michael Moore sets out to uncover why the United States can’t seem to end its devastating and reoccurring mass shootings, by using deception as its primary tool of persuasion and effect, Moore attempts to vilify pro-gun activists. The humorous documentary frequently

  • Welfare to Work: Does It Really Benefit Single Parents? Essay

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    Welfare to Work: Does It Really Benefit Single Parents? When President Clinton signed the Personal Responsible & Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in August of 1996, it ended welfare as we know it. Under this reform, wages and earnings replaced welfare, but many critics felt only problems arose from this program. Welfare to work forces poor and single parents into jobs that do not supply sufficient living wages (Albelda 1). These single parents can never work enough hours to support their families

  • Analysis of Michael Moore’s Treatment of His Subject Matter within the Documentaries Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911

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    Analysis of Michael Moore’s Treatment of His Subject Matter within the Documentaries Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911 “A documentary may be as a film or television or radio programme that provides factual information about a subject. Typically, a documentary is a journalistic record of events presented on screen.” The main conventions of documentaries tend to be that the documentary has voice-over commentary; the main focus is on the issues rather than relationships

  • Analysis Of Michael Moore's'sicko '

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    Imagine a nation where one didn’t have to worry about deductibles, high monthly insurance rates, and being denied healthcare. Is this possible? Can the United States (U.S.) have this or is this fiction? Michael Moore, known documentary filmmaker, set out on a mission. This mission was featured in his documentary, Sicko. The mission consisted of multiple rhetorical strategies to disclose the positive and negative effects of socialized healthcare. The great thing about this topic is that it’s applicable

  • Bowling For Columbine Essay

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    Bowling for Columbine, a film by Michael Moore tries to bring some very important points to the foreground of American culture and to some degree succeeds, however, by manipulating different things in this movie it makes it hard for me to totally agree with what he has to say. One point Mr. Moore and I do agree on is that racism, specifically against African American males is still very alive in America. Also, I agree that the media tries to find a quick and easy scapegoat to

  • Sociological Imagination Essay

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    In the documentary Moore shows viewers how terrorists at a prison in Guantanamo Bay receive free government health care. From the experiences of 9/11 volunteers, I understand that the government appreciates their help towards the tragedy, but not enough to guarantee them health