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    Roger And Me Essay

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    Me is a documentary following Michael Moore, the director, on a quest to confront Roger Smith, the then GM CEO. The effects of the downsizing can still be felt to this day. The documentary examine the amount of corporate greed and disconnect between the upper and lower society classes of Flint. Captures our unique form of capitalism. The drive for money and profit and the complete disregard for the lives of many who may be affected by the pursuit of the dollar. Moore narrates, “Meanwhile, the more

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    Michael Moore, director of the world-famous documentary, Bowling For Columbine is notorious for his truth-twisting and ultimately biased filmmaking ways. Through his arrangement of other successful films, the impression of whether or not the truth he puts forward is really the truth at all, becomes increasingly evident. So much so that columnist and author, Christopher Hitchens, believes that his films are “a spectacle of abject political cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting"

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    Roger And Me Analysis

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    Michael Moore has been a well-known name in the field of documentaries since his documentary filmmaking debut of Roger & Me (1989). Using a mix of modes and elements of documentary film, he has created many outspoken films that aim to hammer in his ideals to the audience. However, this has many times created the opposite effect of what Moore desires, and many of his critics argue his tactics have discredited him as a filmmaker. This essay will be focusing on two of Moore’s films in particular: a

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    Fahrenheit 9/11 Essay

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    Documentaries inform viewers about significant events and often have a strong point to make about social, environmental and economic issues. In this case “Fahrenheit 9/11” directed and written by Michael Moore, focuses largely on the social aspect. The U.S. Political commentator and actor heavily addresses his biased ideas in the 2004 documentary, by using several film techniques, film styles, historical relevance, and with the help of montages and sarcasm to deliver his message about Bush’s awful

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    The belief that America’s gun culture is a fundamental to the construction of their modern day society, is the topic of Michael Moore’s documentary film “Bowling for Columbine.” Guns, death and fear; three keywords that inspired The movie makes its points by manipulating and twiting the information that is fed to the viewer. Moore utilises deception as the primary tool of persuasion and effect in Bowling. A major theme in Bowling for Columbine is that the NRA is cold hearted towards the killings

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    Bowling For Columbine

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    The director of this documentary, Michael Moore interviewed a man named John Nichols, regarding gun control and possession. Nichols openly supported gun possession, going as far as informing Moore that he sleeps with a .44 magnum under his pillow. As he compared the gun to a sword, Nichol’s said, “I use the pen, because the pen is mightier than the sword. But you must always keep a sword handy for when the pen fails” (Moore 2002). Nichols claimed that the gun for only for emergencies

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    ideas. Both Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and Michael Moore’s political documentary “Bowling for Columbine” exemplify this notion, utilising their own political perspectives to create unique and evocative interpretations of their time’s political situation. Miller presents “The Crucible” as an allegorical piece that is a commentary of the mass hysteria and paranoia that engulfed American society surrounding the McCarthy era. In “Bowling for Columbine” Moore creates a comedic, yet chilling documentary

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    It explored the theme of fear in America. Michael Moore

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    Throughout time Michael Moore has created many great documentaries and made a name for himself. Most of Moore’s documentaries consist of a similar theme and a similar directional diction. Two of Moore’s documentaries that really stood out to me personally are the tragic stories of Bowling for Columbine and the harsh truth of Fahrenheit 9/11. I found two specific scenes in these documentaries being the scene where the shooting occurs in Bowling for Columbine and the scene where the plane crashes

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    Renee Maxine F. Salcedo BA History III History 154 – History of Southeast Asia The film “The Act of Killing” is a 2012 Danish- British- Norwegian co-production film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. The film is about the individuals who participated in the Indonesian Killings of 1965 – 1966. The film has received many awards and nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature. However, the Indonesian government has responded negatively to the film because of its misleading

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    Michael Moore, in his famous documentary, Sicko, exposes the flaws in the American Healthcare System. Moore, a renowned documentary maker and extreme leftist, attempts to persuade his American audience for universal Healthcare. The American system is perceived as being outdated, unfair, and unjust; whilst, in other countries, including Cuba, universal Healthcare allows free, equal service for all. Moore presents these claims in order to persuade Americans with healthcare that the system they concede

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    ownership in United States. Michael Moore investigates the reason for these events (purchase/sale of weapons, racism, poverty, fear, etc), addressing the government and mass media, as the main causes of these consequences. Throughout the documentary shows various scenarios that attempt to clarify why in US there is an extremely dependency on firearms. Facts and figures are presented, contrasted with rates of gun ownership and crime in other countries such as Canada. Moore interviews people questioned

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    word “Normative Theory” was given in USA during the ‘cold war’. The combination of four theories called Normative theories are joint creation of Fred Siebert, Theodore Peterson and Wilbur Schramm and often the media world also pronounced them western theories of Mass Media. A Normative theory are came from many sources and different from other communication theories. These normative theories of press describes an ideal way for a media system to be controlled and operated by the government, authority

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    Sometimes, a goal to be achieved can be reached in a way different to what you’d expected, or you might be ultimately unsuccessful. In many novels, characters experience contrasting levels of accomplishment when trying to get something done. This is the case for multiple scenes in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, which takes place in a future where books are to be burned, and the protagonist, Guy Montag, inevitably starts to question whether books are truly bad. Many times when Montag tries to read

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    In the passage The Want of Money by William Hazlitt, he describes the hardship that money comes with. He adequately reveals his purpose by using anaphora, pathos, and syntax. By using those rhetorical terms his is able to effectively convey to the reader that nothing good ever comes out of the extreme want of money. Throughout The Want of Money, Hazlitt uses anaphora to repeat the same phrases and words to show the importance of what he saying and emphasize his personal opinion to the reader. One

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    Mike Haynie takes a stand on how veterans are portrayed to the public through the media. Being a veteran himself, he is well aware of how the media’s reports are focused on displaying the negative side of veterans. Cases like Itzcoatl Ocampo’s, paint veterans to the public as being violent. Awareness on this issue has been raised before. In 1999, President Bill Clinton held a conference to shed light on mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it. Likewise, Haynie makes a point to expose the

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    taking” This is how the capitalistic system is portrayed in Michael Moore’s 2009 documentary, “Capitalism: A love story” where corruption is the new norm and the rich are more materialistic and profit driven than ever. Michael Moor’s attitudes towards capitalism are much alike those towards big corporations, like the one his father used to work in, as they will do anything in order to maximise profits and increase their equity at any cost. Moore talks about how there is no longer a middle class, only

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    In "Idiot Nation", Michael Moore openly and honestly expresses his feelings about the American system and education. He presents this as an essay, selected from his novel Stupid White Men, in which he submits his arguments as a political activist, concerned about the state of this nation. Moore spends most of his time in this selection, proving the sorry situation of American society. His arguments present a current issue that concerns the country today. He aims at politicians and other leaders to

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    In the article “Idiot Nation”, Michael Moore states that America is a society full of idiots who are falling behind in education compared to other countries around the world. Moore gives examples of how Americans could not figure out how to solve the simplest school problems in their heads, or had a reading proficiency past a fourth grade level. Even so, Americans do not have a clue to where half of the countries are on the map (Moore, 121-40). But is the American education system really that bad

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    The 1920s is known for the jazz age also called the roaring twenties. In that time America was undergoing lots of changes economically, socially and culturally. One of the major changes that took place was in the fashion. Fitzgerald in his writing shows not only the fashion but also the clothes symbolizes other too. One of the symbols greatly used in the great Gatsby is the symbolization of clothes, how they represent different things at different times. My paper will look into how Fitzgerald presented

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