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Thread #53144 Message #818363
Posted By: Steve-o
04-Nov-02 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine
Subject: RE: BS: Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine
Michale Moore is one of the few "non fiction" moviemakers who makes his points in a non-confrontational, often humorously charming way, but always gets his points across dead-on. The style and tone of this movie reminded me of "Roger and Me", but the subject matter seems even more weighty. He was absolutely right in his portrayal of the American media, and I think it's more a part of the overall problem than we all admit. This is certainly evidenced by the mealy-mouthed criticisms of the movie being made regularly on TV and in the papers. BTW, I don't think it is fair to characterize what he did to Charleton Heston as an "ambush"- he wasn't exactly acting like Mike Wallace. He just sort of let old Charleton paint himself right into a corner, and not in a nasty way. The movie is terrific, and much easier to watch than you might think, based on the subject matter, because of Michael's soft touch. And anyone who says that all he does is ask questions and never finds the answer is just taking a cheap shot. If we had the answer, we would be busy solving the problem. All in all, it should be required attendance for all teenagers and young adults (not to mention all the rest of us)!