17th , 2004 - saturday
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
fun of this administration is just too
easy. (link via the Drawing