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Bowling For Columbine - 19/12/2005 9:30:04 PM   
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Josh Howes review - 6/2/2007 9:09:56 PM   
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Plot: after tragedy of columbine high school massacre, Michael Moore explores guns crime in the USA. Review: "Every American has the right to a gun,” says Charlton Heston (president of the national rifle association) NRA. Brits laugh in amazement at the fact that most Americans have guns and are not afraid to use them. But nearly everyday in the USA a person is injured or killed by a gun whether it is intentional or accidental. Michael Moore’s documentary touches the hearts of the audience using humour and seriousness together to create an entertaining new approach on the American way of life. Moore uses irony stating the fact he has been a member of the NRA since he was a child. Then filming a polemical documentary arguing that the American nation has taken gun usage to far. The Audience often find Moore making dry humour out of serious situations. As the film progresses the audience become more and more aware of the lewd behaviour of Americans as a whole. More or less broadcasting that they have guns in their homes and to make things worse many are loaded. Moore does interviews with many stars including Marilyn Manson and George Bush who have been blamed for the in sighting the gun crime. But the main focus is on Ben-Hur star Charlton Heston as he is the NRA president. Michael Moore visits Heston’s home. Hoping to get answers but instead ends up hitting a nerve with Heston and making him look a fool. As Empire magazine said "As Heston slinks off, we realise it may be impossible to watch Ben-Hur in the same light again." When Heston walks off in his interview with Moore the camera is in a high over the shoulder shot and the cameraman is positioned right behind Moore denoting loyalty to him. Moore also uses a sarcastic tone over the top shouting take a look at this whilst he is waving a picture of a 6 year old who was shot by a 6 year ol

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Josh Howes review - 6/2/2007 9:09:57 PM   
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Plot: after tragedy of columbine high school massacre, Michael Moore explores guns crime in the USA. Review: "Every American has the right to a gun,” says Charlton Heston (president of the national rifle association) NRA. Brits laugh in amazement at the fact that most Americans have guns and are not afraid to use them. But nearly everyday in the USA a person is injured or killed by a gun whether it is intentional or accidental. Michael Moore’s documentary touches the hearts of the audience using humour and seriousness together to create an entertaining new approach on the American way of life. Moore uses irony stating the fact he has been a member of the NRA since he was a child. Then filming a polemical documentary arguing that the American nation has taken gun usage to far. The Audience often find Moore making dry humour out of serious situations. As the film progresses the audience become more and more aware of the lewd behaviour of Americans as a whole. More or less broadcasting that they have guns in their homes and to make things worse many are loaded. Moore does interviews with many stars including Marilyn Manson and George Bush who have been blamed for the in sighting the gun crime. But the main focus is on Ben-Hur star Charlton Heston as he is the NRA president. Michael Moore visits Heston’s home. Hoping to get answers but instead ends up hitting a nerve with Heston and making him look a fool. As Empire magazine said "As Heston slinks off, we realise it may be impossible to watch Ben-Hur in the same light again." When Heston walks off in his interview with Moore the camera is in a high over the shoulder shot and the cameraman is positioned right behind Moore denoting loyalty to him. Moore also uses a sarcastic tone over the top shouting take a look at this whilst he is waving a picture of a 6 year old who was shot by a 6 year ol

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- 31/10/2007 8:12:14 AM   
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easily moores best film

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- 31/10/2007 8:12:14 AM   
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easily moores best film

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- 24/5/2009 12:15:56 PM   
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a very important film, that needs to be watched

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Achingly Heartbreaking, And Hilarious - 17/5/2011 4:33:22 PM   
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Michael Moore's documentary about the culture of firearms in America is an undeniably interesting topic, and it yields equally interesting results. Deciding to make the film's centrepiece the heartless massacre at Columbine High School by two students is a slightly ill-informed one, as it immediately makes the piece feel biased, batting against the liberal gun control laws in the states. However, through a batch of interviews (some quirky, some very disturbing) with some very fascinating people (including one with Marilyn Manson and a controversial appearance by head of the NRA Charlton Heston), the topic is quickly rescued, and whilst the film sometimes feels at odds with it's harsh reality focus with it's jovial tone, it is exactly this juxtaposition that Moore does so well, and, in all honesty, really holds the attention well. Michael Moore's best? Most probably. But also his most heartfelt and romanticized. Gritty, horrific stuff.

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RE: Achingly Heartbreaking, And Hilarious - 10/12/2011 12:47:48 AM   
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Who's seen this? Your thoughts?

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