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"Dude, where's my country?" by Micheal Moore
« on: April 21, 2006, 05:20:17 am »
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Hey everyone.
I'm not aware if there's any other topics about this book so i apologize if i'm making the forum untidy with a repeated thread.

Has anyone read this book? I got it a year ago but didn't got the time to read it, i searched in my library yesterday for a good book & i found it unread.
I adore micheal Moore as a director. He's a blunt man with his sense of humor that seperates his work from other ducomentariy makers. I read Stupid whites & frankly i couldn't finnish it as it was too dull, but Dude, where's my country is quite catchy. It's like his own personal notebook & it's more Michealish!
I'm quite enjoying it, i suggest you give it a shot if you like documentaries.
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Re:"Dude, where is my country?" by Micheal Moore
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2006, 12:04:35 am »
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i've read stupid white males or whatever it is... because i loved bowling for columbine. But i kinda lost respect for MM when we studied him in english... i realised howmuch of his stuff is selective editing and what not. not that i am a fan of bush but i just think MM is pretty manipulative with his information. i didn't like farenheite 9/11 for that reason. and like i say i'm not a supporter of the war or bush
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Re:"Dude, where is my country?" by Micheal Moore
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2006, 03:14:09 pm »
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Well, i've heard some similar stuff aswell, mostly about Micheal Moore being a fanatic. We were discussing the very same thing on another forum that how ppl's idea about Micheal's changed after reading stupid white men. I believe he does exagggerate, but i'm not aware if he manipulates the information.
I think the first half of farenheite 9/11 was kind of dull, esp when it was about Bush & Saudis (i'm reading pretty much the same in this book too). But the second half which (as far as i remember) was mainly about the war & americans happened to enthuse me. He has the quality but at the same time I think he's more a director than a politician.
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Re:"Dude, where's my country?" by Micheal Moore
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2006, 05:08:57 am »
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yeah. i dont know. i suppose the thing that turned me against him was that he had the power for people to blindly believe anything he said without really questioning it. I thought bowling for columbine was an amazing film, but then the more i watched it and actually analysed stuff i realised he was playing on viewers emotions so that they couldn't disbute his claims and he was also selective in what he put in the film.
I don't know. I'm just a bit suss and i'm not convinced that he's any better than bush.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2006, 03:24:28 pm »
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Anna, I'm studying Bowling for Columbine in English right now, and I agree. Selective editing plays a huge part, especially in the scenes with Charlton Hesten. Also, I heard that the statistics for gun related deaths were inaccurate. He included things like suicides in the American one, and not in the others.

But I still like both Farenheight 9/11 and BFC.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2006, 03:28:17 am »
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yeah and also with the stats for guns sarah... he didn't take into account the varying populations... eg the fact that americas population is probably 100% of australia's etc.
Still i think the underlying message of the film is great, it's just the fact that Michael Moore is not being objective and can manipulate the audience that makes me opposed to what he's saying
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2006, 08:40:11 pm »
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Agreed!
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