"What's Michael Moore Talking About?"

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 16, 2009

No one really knows, and as John Stossel makes clear, Moore’s utter confusion, and the plethora of contradictions that make up his supposed indictment of capitalism completely undermine the effectiveness (to the extent that there was any hope of effectiveness) of his latest cinematic project.

Why take Moore seriously anymore? No one appears to know the answer to that question either. My best guess is that society pays attention to Moore because it has been conditioned to believe that he has something worthwhile to say. With the jumbled mess that is his latest movie, however, there is no reason whatsoever for that conditioning to persist.

(Via Veronique de Rugy.)

  • horatiogreen

    I have not viewed Michael Morse’s new film, Capitalism: A Love Story, in its entirety, but I have viewed its trailers. I have read the reviews, I have seen Larry King's interview on CNN, and have read other online interviews. I am familiar with Michael Moore’s previous work. His trailers now nor in the past have ever motivated me to purchase a ticket or a CD.

    Completely in the style of Michael Moore, the movie seems to be too much spectacle for my taste, and it certainly would not add anything to my understanding of the problem that I have with capitalism. I agree with his message, but there is nothing new regarding capitalism in the film that has not been already incessantly hashed over in print or the electronic media. And as Luke Buckmaster describes the film in Capitalism: A Love Story film review: Moore American antiestablishmentarism it is loud, ballsy, instantly palatable and designed for the masses. Again, it does make me wonder whether or not Mr. Moore is in fact at heart a capitalist, since these films are clearly made for profit.

    Read more … http://horatio1937.blogspot.com/

  • horatiogreen

    I have not viewed Michael Morse’s new film, Capitalism: A Love Story, in its entirety, but I have viewed its trailers. I have read the reviews, I have seen Larry King's interview on CNN, and have read other online interviews. I am familiar with Michael Moore’s previous work. His trailers now nor in the past have ever motivated me to purchase a ticket or a CD.

    Completely in the style of Michael Moore, the movie seems to be too much spectacle for my taste, and it certainly would not add anything to my understanding of the problem that I have with capitalism. I agree with his message, but there is nothing new regarding capitalism in the film that has not been already incessantly hashed over in print or the electronic media. And as Luke Buckmaster describes the film in Capitalism: A Love Story film review: Moore American antiestablishmentarism it is loud, ballsy, instantly palatable and designed for the masses. Again, it does make me wonder whether or not Mr. Moore is in fact at heart a capitalist, since these films are clearly made for profit.

    Read more … http://horatio1937.blogspot.com/

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