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Thread #63137   Message #1023133
Posted By: GUEST
22-Sep-03 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: RE-visiting 'Bowling for Columbine'
Subject: RE: BS: RE-visiting 'Bowling for Columbine'
The title was meant to be ironic, but you can bet that sailed right over the heads of many Americans.

Since when does raising issues require "proving" something? Moore was always upfront about what his intentions were with the film--to get people talking. On that count the film was wildly successful.

I never thought the so-called ambush of Heston was unfair. After watching the film, and seeing all the things Heston had done while supposedly in the "early stages" of Alzheimers (yet still not too far gone to continue to make speaking appearances for the NRA), I was so angry about Heston, I felt that Moore was a bit too polite and accomodating to the bastard.

I haven't rented the DVD yet, but plan to. I am also looking forward to the new book "Dude, Where's My Country?":