Thank You, Michael Moore
I saw it this afternoon and it had the power to touch every conceivable emotion. I laughed and cried, I got angry and felt compassion. There were many moments of disgust, feelings of helplessness and the revelation of manipulation. The music choices were masterful, especially the stanzas of 'Cocaine' during an overview of Bush's National Guard record. I know there were many subtleties I missed, which will indeed warrant another visit or two to the theater.
Yes, it's quite possible that everyone in the theater today were the 'already converted' looking for validation and for news they may have missed. I think that in the days to come however, the Buzz Around Moore's Movie May Be Able to Shake the Election
Will it change any voter's mind?
At the very least, anyone who has the inclination to watch will walk away with disturbing questions.
The questions surrounding the facts versus the propaganda will promote discussion.
It is up to us to participate in discussions armed with facts:
Analyzing Fahrenheit 9/11
Is Michael Moore telling the truth?
Examine Five Critical Facts From The Film
Polemic? Perhaps at first, but it's by far the best way to foster thought and discussion within a media influenced culture.
Keep on Rockin in the Free World! (what's left of it)
posted by Cyndy