Moore’s main purpose in the movie was to address the problem with violence, and gun ownership playing a part together. Moore’s audience would have to be America in general. To inform America on how significant violence is and how we promote it. Promoting it threw the news, word of mouth, and threw government involved figures. An example of this is when Moore went to Canada and asked Canadians what they viewed on TV.
‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ and ‘The War Game’ share very similar themes. Politics, truthfulness, media, war and propaganda are what create the basis for both of these films and this is the most prominent similarity between them. The reason the similarities in themes are so obvious, is because Moore and Watkins both shared the same intent when creating each film. Watkins’ initially released ‘The War Game’ in 1965 to emphasize the British governments’ oblivious and optimistic approach towards the event of nuclear warfare. This can be compared to ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’, where the film was created in order to present the audience with biased
Films, by virtue of their total sensory control over their audiences, also invite the identification of their viewers more readily than any other medium; so by utilizing film techniques, Capote manipulates the structures of identification necessary to wield their feelings for the killer. Based on Hollowell’s argument “the narrator never offers easy answers or a ready-made ethical framework for "understanding" the murders” (113), I will claim that the main premise of In Cold Blood is to create different layers of meanings, thus
It is all about making profit for the company and pleasing its customers. The NFL has already has already begun its advertisement, sold tickets and sold team merchandise at these events in London with great success. The sport of American football is becoming extremely popular sport in England. Governments must protect their
In the scene where Moore successfully wins the battle against K-Mart selling bullets he is viewed by a low camera angle, which implies his power and capability. However the most important use of camera angles is when Michael Moore targets Charlton Heston. When the NRA rally comes to town, footage is shot with a low camera angle to emphasise Charlton Heston’s power and authority. However after his interview with Michael Moore, a high camera angle is employed which takes power away from Heston. When he shuffles away after being exploited and exposed on film Heston appears
Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore’s award winning documentary of 2002, Bowling for Columbine, sets out to determine why America has such a high rate of domestic gun violence. Cunningly exploiting interview techniques when speaking with Marilyn Manson, Moore attacks the news media, suggesting a prevailing culture of fear which exists among the American public. Similarly, in another interview with Matt Stone, the director highlights the interviewee’s sense of trust and power, this time confronting the fatal flaws which are evident among the American government and education systems. The director conducts interviews in order to aid his portrayal of different groups and individuals. When Moore conducts interviews with people whom he intends to foreground as trustworthy and intelligent, the atmosphere is very relaxed and laid back.
All media are constructed by their creators to create either some sort of opinion in the viewer or show off certain values or beliefs. Bowling for Columbine is just one example of a type of media. Produced by Michael Moore, this film provides a satirical view of the gun control debate in the United States and muses over why the Columbine shooting actually happened. In Bowling for Columbine, the media is constructed to be a documentary, but is it really one? Dictionary.com says a documentary is “based on or re-creating an actual event, era, life story, etc., that purports to be factually accurate and contains no fictional elements”.
A powerful argument is also the economic reason. It was firearms that helped America get out of the Great Depression. When World War II started more workers were needed to make supplies for the troops. Today, the estimated revenue produced by the gun and ammunition industry in the U.S. is 6 billion dollars and 5.1 billion dollars is the estimated federal and state taxes generated by the industry (Sanburn 2012). After every mass shooting there is a heated debate about gun control.
Contemporary Issues: The Death Penalty Contemporary Issues: The Death Penalty The death penalty is said to be the greatest deterrent to crime in the United States. However, in recent years those states, which still use the death penalty, have seen a marked increase in crimes where death is a punishment. Is the threat of being put to death still an effective deterrent? According to FBI statistics (2008), the national murder rate per capita was 5.4 in 2008. With a national population of over 304 million people, that is around 16,000 murders for 2008 alone.
Bowling for Columbine follows a rhetorical format that applies heavy use of ethos, pathos, and logos to form his message of a “trigger-happy” America. In the film, Moore employs various techniques of persuasion such as the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. One technique Moore uses is ethos, or credibility. Moore establishes his credibility throughout the movie by interviewing both sides of the gun issue. For example, he not only interviews victims of the Columbine massacre, but also NRA (National Rifle Association) President Charlton Heston.