posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 02:28 AM
I love his work, and consider him a genius at his craft. Heck, for Canadian Bacon
alone I gotta love the guy.
But speaking as someone who admires his work, I must also say that there is no way in hell I would believe anything he says without carefully
It's not that I consider him a liar. Far from it -- I think he goes to great lengths to make sure he is factually accurate in his documentataries.
What he does in presenting the facts he carefully selects, however, is where his talent comes into play.
To fail to realize that Michael Moore could -- and often does -- prove and disprove the same things in the same piece is to fail to appreciate his
true talent. You can choose the obvious interpretations and assume you know what he's saying, if you like, but to do so is to miss most of the
he presents information is at least as important as what
he presents, and it is a very creative and evocative process. It is very
deliberate and the process itself always contains messages of its own. That
is what I love about the guy.
If a Michael Moore piece doesn't make you think for yourself, you didn't get it.
In my eyes, anyway, Michael Moore is the Lenny Bruce
of documentaries -- redefining them while
satirizing the genre while simultaneously making his own clever points, and in the most entertaining of ways.
But to take his work at face value? You must be joking!