posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 09:42 PM
I found a nice place to view Fahrenheit 911 with my loved one shortly.
An atmospheric and romantic place to share a most unromantic film at its premiere at a Festival in a more peaceful part of the world than the US...
Here’s the Festival copy:
Can a movie change the world? Michael Moore is giving it his best shot, carrying his all-out assault on George W. Bush into the Cannes Film Festival
on a wave of anti-corporate hype – Disney won’t distribute it – and carrying it back home with the ultimate in Film Festival trophies: the Palme
European audiences like nothing better than and American criticizing America, but the real question is: now that they’ve heard about it, how will the
people of heartland America respond to it?
….. will have their first chance to assess the power of Moore’s impassioned attempt to preach to the unconverted and send them fuming to the polls.
“It was strident, passionate, sometimes outrageously manipulative and often bafflingly selective in its material, but Fahrenheit 911 was a
barnstorming anti-war anti-Bush polemic tossed like an incendiary device into the crowded Cannes festival… This was an exhilarating and even
refreshing film, especially coming at a time when political commentators on either side of the Atlantic – progressives and ex-progressives alike – are
apparently too worldly and sophisticated to be angry about the war” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
“Moore takes the same hairpin turn the country has over the past 14 months and crash-lands into the gripping story that is unfolding in real time
right now… No-one would ever accuse Michael Moore of having a beautiful mind. Subtleties and fine distinctions are not his thing. That matters very
little, it turns out, when you have a story this ugly and this powerful to tell” – Frank Rich, NY Times
(Or you could take the “fair and balanced” approach, a la Fox – this straight from the house of sin: “It’s so outrageously false, it’s not even worth
comment” – Dan Bartlett, White House communications director. No rebuttal required? What a dimwit!)
BTW, has anyone seen the series of 11 shorts that goes by the name “11-09-01” where each short is exactly 11 minutes and 9 seconds and 1 frame long? I
finished watching it last night… the Iranian and Burkina Faso contributions were best, the Japanese human snake was the weirdest. Well worth seeing
these dramatized and artistic accounts of the precursor to war, a different experience to the bombardment of the reality of what the Bush disaster has
done by Moore’s crew.