Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine has been written, directed, produced, and narrated by Michael Moore who has used a number of techniques to produce a piece of work about Americas fascination with guns and violence. This documentary discovers the reasons for the Columbine High School massacre along with further actions of violence in America. Moore emphasises on the background of gun violence and captures some of the communities’ views of the massacre and other associated problems. This film demonstrates the horror and tragedy of the real life experience that people went through during the massacre of Columbine High School. He takes us through the Columbine High School security cameras reminding us of the foolishness, cruelty and general stupidity behind much of America’s fascination with guns. The title “Bowling for Columbine” originates from the two students liable for the Columbine High School massacre, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. The two students were present at the Bowling Club early that morning at 6:00 a.m as it was said that they had taken bowling class in place of physical education. Moore includes the idea of bowling as Michigan milita uses bowling pins as their target practice. He proposes ironically that bowling could have recreated this image of gun violence and thus implanting the idea and evident thoughts of the two boys responsible for this sickening attack. Away from the massacre of Columbine High School, Moore visits the North Country Bank of America as he receives his free gun when he opens up and account. The film follows Moore as he goes to the bank, makes his deposit, fills out the forms and awaits the results of a background check before walking out of the bank carrying a brand new hunting gun. Just before leaving the bank, Moore jokingly asks “Do you think it’s a little dangerous handing out guns at a bank?” And so they wonder why more than 11,000 Americans die each year from gun violence. Michael Moore uses many techniques...
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