It Was All In Vain

   25 June 2004, early evening

I watched Fahrenheit 9/11 today with Steph and Simon. Moore is definitely on the attack, and holds no punches in his attempt to show the people of the US that their president and his cronies are basically korrupt with a k. The first half of the film looks at the numerous ties between the Bush family and the Bin Laden family, as well as the Saudi royal family. The second half looks at the war on Iraq, and how it has been presented to the people of America. Fahrenheit 9/11 was really quite amazing. Go watch this movie.

The Fahrenheit 9/11 official web site.

Reviews of the movie at Rotten Tomatoes.

 

Comments

  1. who will i watch it with? :s he he he :P

  2. I’ll go watch it again with you. Though I’m sure you will find someone.

  3. “Vein”?

  4. Oh. Yes that makes no sense.

  5. So it wasn’t a drug reference about Dubya?

  6. Actually no, but if I was a brighter fellow that is what I would have said.

  7. Also, I should say that I think Bowling For Columbine is a more coherent documentary. I think the subject matter of this film is more important though. The problem with this film is that most of what he says I already knew.

  8. You didn’t call me! And who am I supposed to watch it with now?? Shima and I will just have to go without you.

  9. Shima watched it with Gary. How could I forget to call you. Dis. When are you going back up to Waterloo.

  10. Good review and summary. I personally think that Bowling for Columbine wasn’t as straight-forward as this was; Michael Moore was a lot more wity and sarcastic in 9/11, although he’s pretty sarcastic in Bowling for Columbine. I thought it was more coherent too, mainly because it was a hell of a lot longer than 9/11, he had a lot more time to explore issues in depth. I think he realized that if he wanted to get people to watch, he couldn’t make this one as long as Bowling. 9/11 is pretty much a short summary of his book, “Dude, Where’s My Country” which I started reading. So far, it follows it pretty closely. It’s shaping up to be a pretty good read, so if you’re really into this film you should check the book out.

  11. I still haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m guessing it’s also a summary of Stupid White Men. He devotes a large portion of the book to ridiculing Bush.

  12. I bought Dave Dude, Where’s My Country but haven’t read it myself. His books are really good. I have Downsize This, which is mostly him taking pot shots at everybody.

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