Michael Moore handled the documentary very well. He had well worded questions and responses that really nailed the people he was interviewing. Michael Moore really knows how to persuade and talk. For example, he convinced Kmart to stop selling ammunition to handguns and assault weapons. Another subject he spoke about in the documentary was “Why does America have so many more gun murders than the rest of the world?” He spoke of many different possible reasons, but never really found the real reason.
Moore Money Michael Moore is a prominent filmmaker who mainly bases his work around documentaries. Moore’s most famous piece of work is his influential documentary “Bowling for Columbine” however it contains insidious manipulation and ruthless misdirection of the audience. By Rene Zacchini “Bowling for Columbine” is a documentary based in the exploration of gun violence in American society. Moore uses the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as his hook to draw the viewers in by highlighting the death of young students by guns. However many viewers do not realise that documentaries are only a version of reality.
Serial killers and murders have completely consumed the American culture and law enforcement. Through out the paper you will here the terms serial killer and serial murderer as the same term. We have to be careful when we say serial killers because when we say that you have people like hired assassins, and mercenaries. People like this are not interesting to us in this paper. They have reasons and goals for killing that are obvious.
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.
After watching the movie, I was very shocked. I could not believe the number of gun violence in the United States. I think the media plays an important role in the violence that goes on here. When watching the news, the reports are always on the same thing; robberies, murders, and gangs. In Canada, their news focuses more on the positive aspects of their community.
When put in a situation or a place where we do not belong, fear takes a hold of us. Did you know that the Columbine bullets were freely sold to the teenage killers by Kmart, at 17 cents apiece? “Bowling for Columbine” was a documentary film by Michael Moore which I found to be interesting, humorous, and an eye opener. “Bowling for Columbine” reminds us that this is a society where more than 11, 000 people die every year from guns, where TV news and entertainment programs produce violent images, where banks give away rifles to customers, and where the public lives in fear of being robbed and killed. It shows us how easy it is to get a hand on a gun.
What does motivate people to kill someone with a gun? There has been many gun violence throughout history. “Guns and Violence” by an unknown author states that “blame is placed on everything from violence in the media, video games, and music to the popularity of gun ownership and what some feel are overly lenient gun laws”. This author believes that the United States is facing a gun-violence crisis. From what I have heard on CNN or FOX News, I also believe that the United States has an unbelievable numbers of murders.
To be in a world of violence, too afraid to leave your own home, living in fear of your neighbour is film producer, ‘Michael Moore’s’ way of hypocritically viewing America, his home country, in a disrespectful and judgemental manner. Michael Moore’s strong insight on America’s gun laws, in documentary ‘Bowling for Columbine’, leaves his audience questioning how and where he gathered the information used within the documentary. The technique which Michael Moore used for creating the title of the documentary leads the audience to believe that the film is based on the Columbine shooting rather than the negative outcome of Gun Laws in America. Moore’s use of the title Bowling for columbine refers back to the date of April 20th 1999 when the famous Columbine high shooting occurred. By using this title for the documentary, shows Michael Moore’s Disrespect and insensitivity to the situation being barely mentioned and taken lightly, tricking the audience into watching the film.
Forty seven-thousand murders, thousands kidnapped, and thousands tortured surely someone is to blame, and surely someone can stop, or contain the violence. No, in today’s day and age amazingly there is no one, no agency, and no government willing to tackle this problem, as if doing so would be an indication of blame. From the numbers given above one might think I am referring to a large scale war, genocide, or even the Holocaust. The forty seven- thousand murdered people and thousands of others that were kidnapped and or tortured are actually the victims of the Mexican drug cartel violence. Why will the president and congress go to war to protect U.S. citizens from terrorism?
. War is not only an act of mass murder aimed towards so called “terrorists”, but it is also an act of mass suicide of our own people. For the most part, the military is formed of young American adults who have no other way to better themselves. Brought up in poor families in small economically unstable towns, this is their way to afford college and ultimately a better way of life. They are fed lies as we all are by our government.