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(SUBMISSION) Michael Moore Wins Palme d'Or (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on May, 22 2004 @ 02:47 PM
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Well it looks like this is going to get even bigger....



Quote - "CANNES, France American filmmaker Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11 ," a scathing indictment of White House actions after the Sept. 11 attacks, won the top prize Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival"

www.foxnews.com...

www.cnn.com...

At least there is one good thing abut the film...

Quote - "Moore appears on-screen far less in "Fahrenheit 9/11" than in "Bowling for Columbine"


[Edited on 5/23/04 by Seth Bullock]




posted on May, 22 2004 @ 02:56 PM
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LOL! Nobody saw that coming, now did they? (sarcasm.)

A fiction piece taking shots at the president winning an award at Cannes Film Festival!

I'd have been floored had Moore not taken "honors" there.



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 03:01 PM
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Well it is in France, maybe it makes them fell better about themselves. And the voting body is made up of Hollywood elites. Wish I could afford to be a limousine libby.



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
LOL! Nobody saw that coming, now did they? (sarcasm.)

A fiction piece taking shots at the president winning an award at Cannes Film Festival!

I'd have been floored had Moore not taken "honors" there.


Oh, come on TC. Just because Moore is a Liberal, Anti-Bush & supports Gun Control doesn't mean that his new film is FICTION.

I mean I can't say either way really since I haven't seen any of it, and I'm sure that you also haven't seen any of it yet either. In fact FICTION is highly unlikely, as it is based on real events and such like 9-11 and so forth. There will of course be 'The Moore Perspective Spin' put on it and the film will move in the direction of 'His Take on the Situation'. That however does not mean it is fake. It will just be the other side of the coin than what we're getting from BushCo. with his 'Spin Doctors' editing the truth in their way.

I seriously doubt that either version is 100% true, but can probably be found somewhere in the gray area between the two.



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by mOjOm
Oh, come on TC. Just because Moore is a Liberal, Anti-Bush & supports Gun Control doesn't mean that his new film is FICTION.

I seriously doubt that either version is 100% true, but can probably be found somewhere in the gray area between the two.


I wish that were true, but unfortunately with Moore he has proven time and time again that he is a liar. And I say that being a liberal.

I made my Nixon-loving husband watch Bowling for Columbine, and wished I hadn't. He outright lied through 90% of that movie. People like Moore do such a disservice to the liberal cause by exaggerating and misstating real issues that it is easy for the undecideds in this country to dismiss all liberal agendas. I wish Moore, who has real talent, would stick to points of fact and encourage serious dialogue on these subjects, instead of making us all look like whack-jobs.



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 03:47 PM
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Bleys, Bowling for Columbine is the only film I've seen of his personally. What exactly are you meaning by 90% lies? I don't remember it too well, but other than his slant on some of it and some exagerated perspectives on a few things I didn't think it seemed too far off actually.

The thing I remember most actually is that I wish so much that there was a bank that I could join that would give me a gun just for setting up an account with them!! That was the coolest thing I've ever seen! A bit strange for a bank and all, but hell, I've never recieved anything from my bank EVER, even though I've had an account there for like 8 years. In fact, just about everywhere in California Sux as far as interaction Rules and Regulations go.



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 04:16 PM
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Two things I remember right off the top of my head involved the NRA rallies. Moore stated that right after Columbine, the NRA went to Colorado to hold "gun rallies" This was not the case, the NRA holds a convention there every year and had nothing to do with Columbine. In fact, the NRA cancelled most of their normal convention activities during the convention as a show of respect for the tragedy that had occurred. Moore also showed Heston using his line "...from my cold dead hands." But Heston never said that line in Denver, he said it in North Carolina at another convention a year or two later.

Another lie is with regard to the Flint Michigan convention. Moore stated that just like he did in Colorado, Heston showed up to rally gun lovers shortly after the shooting death of another young child. This is BS. Heston came there almost a year after the shooting and he was there at the same time as BUsh and Gore.

And the thing my husband went ballistic about was equating the NRA with the KKK. My husband informed that the NRA was actually started by former Union officers.

Another point is the B-52s at the Air Force Academy. Moore stated that the plaque proclaimed the killing of Vietnamese people on Xmas eve. The plaque actually said that the crew shot down a Mig on Xmas eve.

And there is more...In fact, I believe ATS had a thread devoted to it at one time. Like I said I'm a liberal, but Moore makes us look bad. It's like when the pictures of abuse came out. They were bad enough, but some jerk had to download porn and identify them as additional instances of abuse. People start questioning the validity of every picture after that. Lies diminish the issue.



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 04:25 PM
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I have to think that anybody who supports gun control has to be off somehow in the mental department, but then I think anyone who hates Bush can't be all bad.



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
I'd have been floored had Moore not taken "honors" there.



Why?

Do you believe that voting at Cannes is in some way corruptible, like the Acadamy Awards or US elections?



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 05:29 PM
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well who else would win such a thing aside from a man such as micheal more


I think ill tell you a little story about him.....

Micheal moore was once walki.......



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 05:32 PM
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Palme d'or or pomme d'or?

There's a difference.



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 05:45 PM
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Oh Pleeease! Tell me it ain't so! I have to give it to him, he's sharp. Then again, this was FRANCE, with HOLLYWEIRD friends. Should I have expected anything different?



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 06:10 PM
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"Some critics speculated that if "Fahrenheit 9/11" won the top prize, it would be more for the film's politics than its cinematic value."

So what else is new?



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 11:28 AM
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Here are some of the initial reviews:

news.bbc.co.uk...

An excellent one here:

www.reuters.com...



posted on May, 24 2004 @ 10:55 AM
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1. Hollywood "Liberals"
2. The French
3. Mike Moore

I'm sure those braniacs at Fox are just ready to erupt copious amounts of "indignation" on this when released stateside.



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