Bowling for Columbine

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Bowling for Columbine

Introduction
When I first heard the name of the film; ‘Bowling for Columbine’, I thought this was a movie only about the Columbine High School Massacre in year 1999. I was wrong about it. This movie is much more than that; he dug for the truth – how come the massacre happened. I will be focusing on how the movie is build up, how he gets the attention, because I have never seen anything a exciting documentary before.

Main Ideas
In this documentary it is the real view of America’s gun problem. We are going to hear the blames, but there is not really any too blame. The Americans thinks it is easy to blame others, I agree too, but they are the problem, or at least the gun law. It’s irresponsible of the government, and that’s one of the things something this movie poses. ‘Bowling for Columbine’ is about everything from guns, too racism, too the NRA and heavy rock n’ roll. It is a combination of shootings and interviews of different people, with different backgrounds. The problem with the American’s, is their completely useless thought of needing a gun to protect them from everything. The “right to defend yourself/ property” is overrated, but they will not look the truth in the eyes. It is just a circle of evil.

Analysis
‘Bowling for Columbine’ is very easy to watch, your attention is focused 90% at Michael Moore. He uses the right effects at the right times – like the voiceovers and cutting. There are a few themes in his documentary; the violent American history, school, the murder rate, the media, racism, the Nation Riffle Association (NRA), and then he compares USA to others country’s like Canada – Canada and America are neighbors, but totally different when it comes to crime! Michael Moore interviews people, and when he does that, he uses pathos, logos, facts, ethos to influence the victims. He also uses irony, provoking, humor, and sarcasm when he interviews his interviewee.

Discussion
I think Michael Moore has...
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