Monday, November 26, 2007

Michael Moore in 1863?



Last night I watched a documentary on Michael Moore, Manufacturing Dissent, and what's really interesting about this one is it was not made by some right-winger but by someone that admired him when she started making the film...

I was going to tell you a bunch of stuff about Michael Moore that I didn't know before--like how he stays at Four Seasons hotels while his entourage and staff stay at scary dives and how even his friends use words like "megalomaniac", "egotistical", "maniacal", "Machiavellian" and "paranoid" to describe him. Or how he said he hates documentaries and hates PBS. Or how he said, "If you tell the media anything enough they'll believe it," but honestly there was WAY too much to impart here...

What I was wondering while watching it and all the ways he manipulated facts and film for his movies was what movie would he have made about the Civil War had he been around then? Would he have been leading the "This is Lincoln's war" cry? Would he have accused Lincoln of hurting the working man by robbing him of his slaves?

Anyway, this is a documentary that's worth its $4.25 rental fee...(or course my Blockbuster had about 25 copies of Fahrenheit911 when it came out and only one copy of this) Even if you don't care about about Moore, it's interesting to see how things can be manipulated to present 'facts'...

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