Michael Moore: The Columbine Massacre

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More on Moore On the 20th of April 1999 a massacre occurred at Columbine High School in Colorado. Two senior high school students, named Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, had planned and mapped out an entire massacre to occur that day. On that catastrophic Tuesday 14 school students and 1 teacher was killed. Shortly afterwards the two students turned the gun onto themselves and committed suicide. The award winning documentary investigates Michael Moore’s suggestion for the reason behind the Columbine Massacre and other violent events in the US due to the gun policy. He does this with manipulating the media and blaming the news for the fear of Americans. Michael blows the concept of Americans living in fear out of the water. He shows his…show more content…
Once he has the gun and says ironically “Do you think it’s a little dangerous handing out guns at a bank?” This scene is significant because it gives the impression that firearms are easily accessible and that’s the reason why America has such a high rate of gun violence. With Mike’s excellent footage cutting skills he made it seem as though he received the gun then and there but in actual truth he got it 6 weeks later. His purpose for this was to show that Americas are irresponsible with firearms but in actual fact it’s mike’s knowledge on the issue of…show more content…
Moore first shows children outside weeping and crying outside of Columbine school then cuts to Charlton Heston holding a NRA rally to seem as though Carlton Heston had every intention on holding this rally straight after the Columbine massacre. Moore uses selective footage from Heston’s speech to give it a completely different meaning and starts the speech off with "I have only five words for you: 'from my cold, dead, hands...” Mike has led us to believe that Charlton Heston was saying this about the columbine massacre and frames him as a heartless and pro-gun violence supporter with no sympathy for the massacre prior to his rally in Columbine. He depicted that these were Charlton’s intentions all

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