Auteur Paper: Michael Moore

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Kelly Enright

Auteur Paper
Michael Moore

Director Michael Moore is one of the most controversial movie makers of our time. His documentaries look to our government and media for a reason to the problems of out troubled nation. He uses strong statements and sometimes rude actions to get the reactions and shots he needs to make his films interesting. His movies always dissect the most sensitive topics that are on the American citizens' minds. Two of the most controversial movies of the 21st century were both made by Michael Moore. These are Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11.

Fahrenheit 9/11 is his most recent documentary. This movie touches on what Moore believes is the gross negligence that he believes the Bush administration demonstrated before and during the attack on America. Michael Moore used old news clips and other family video to show George W. Bush's many failures before coming into office. He continually questioned the means that Bush used to fund these many businesses. Throughout these scenes Moore, speaking over these clips, suggests that much of the money the Bush family has came from the Bin Laden family and other Saudi Arabian sources. For the election of Bush and Gore, he used clips from many main news channels. He showed how the entire election was shrouded in controversy. While this is going on, he accused Bush of using his family and friends to help him win the vote in Florida. To bring the insult even further he uses clips of highly distraught African American members of the House of Representatives who are unable to receive a recount because no senators would sign the appeals. This was used to suggest racism. He uses clips of Bush at pre-school after he knew about the attack to make him seem slow. He continually showed the dumbfounded look on his face while sitting silently in front of the students. All of this was used to tear apart Bush's character.

In this movie, Moore used very...
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