Fahrenheit 9/11 __________________________________July 17th, 2004 - saturday___



July 17th , 2004 - saturday

edit: admittedly, I used several terms that didn't correctly express how I felt about some issues, so they were changed. Sigh... This may be the last time I talk about politics on here...

I just saw Fahrenheit 9/11 and I thought it was excellent. This is the strongest film Moore has made to date, but mostly due to the abundance of great material he had to work with. All of the bits with Bush are hilarious and make for great comic relief, but what's really important about this film, and what lies at the heart of it, is the footage of those that are most affected by the daily trials and tribulations of the Bush circle and their strange and hilarious soap opera antics.

I was very, very glad to see the addition of the material at the end, where we get to hear from the people who actually have to go to Iraq for a war that so many people can see right through. It is important that people get to listen to the folks actually sent to fight, especially before making decisions that may affect the outcome of this continuing war.

In the end, from viewing the material presented in this film and through other media outlets, I am led to believe that everyone, at every station in life, and that includes Bush, Moore, Lila Lipscomb (the grieving mother of a dead soldier), the Iraqi civilians, etc. are spending their days protecting their family, their friends, and it is the consequences of them doing so that creates the very interesting events that we are watching unfold all over the world. A storyteller strives to capture thoughts and feelings that are universal, and presents them in a coherent manner so that an audience can relate. This film is filled with heroes and villains who are all affected by the same things, things we can all relate to, but react in very different ways to produce all too realistic outcomes, and this is what makes the film so incredibly watchable. The saddest and perhaps the most exhilarating aspect of this comic tragedy, however, is that it applies directly to the world we live in today.

My opinion of Bush and of Moore are pretty much the same as when I walked into the theater, but the most important thing is that I did go home wanting to be a better human being, and this is why I love this film.

Making fun of this administration is just too easy. (link via the Drawing Board)



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