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Michael Moore
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2005, 06:31:21 PM »
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and, once again, he'll make millions by using an unspeakably tragic event as an excuse to take cheap shots at the president

Unless he donates all the proceeds of his film to the relief effort or re-building. He didn't do that for 9-11 though, did he? Hmm. Can't blame somebody for putting this story out there though. Bush is trying his hardest to make himself visible as a champion for a disaster that didn't need to affect people the way it did. Everytime democrats bring up an investigation you see Bush talk about his own independent investigation.

*shrug*

I'll go see it. If nothing else it gets *a* story out there, even if it has spin.

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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2006, 11:42:03 AM »
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Where the Hell is Michael Moore?

It's probably not too much of a stretch to suggest that, at some point over the past five years, everyone on both ends of the political spectrum has fervently wished that Michael Moore would PLEASE shut up, if only for a few minutes. The problem, though, now that he has, is that his opponents have nothing to do, and just might be forced out of business.

Theoretically busy working on Sicko, his forthcoming expose of the health care industry, Moore seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. Apart from signing the letter of protest that went out last week asking the Smithsonian Institution to reconsider its agreement with Showtime, the man has been uncharacteristically quiet -- according to Variety, the New York Times struck out recently when it tried to write a story about what Moore is up to, because they couldn't find him. Additionally, Sicko, initially scheduled for a September open, isn't listed on the Weinstein Company's current release calendar. Hmm. Wherever he is, the people at moorewatch.com are start to wish he'd start saying stuff they disagree with again, because with no Moore watching to be done, no one is visiting the site, and they're in danger of going under. I bet they never imaged they'd one day be wishing for (ready?) even more Moore.
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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2006, 12:18:22 PM »
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Michael Moore Announces Filmfest

Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, who engineered a film festival last summer in this northern Michigan resort town, announced Friday that he will present the second-annual Traverse City Film Festival.

To take place July 31 to Aug. 6, the festival will be two days longer than its predecessor and feature about twice as many films nearly 50 in total.

Organizers are still picking the lineup, which will be announced next month. It will include prize winners from some of the world's top festivals this year, a tribute to Stanley Kubrick, and classic favorites that will again be shown free of charge each night.
 
Moore, a Flint, Mich. native known for his darkly humorous, politically tinged films such as "Roger & Me" and "Fahrenheit 9/11," has made Traverse City something of an adopted hometown. He has a house in neighboring Antrim County.

He founded the film festival with local author Doug Stanton and photographer John Robert Williams, saying they wanted to encourage top-quality films and give movie buffs an alternative to standard cineplex offerings.

"People are desperate to go see a good movie," said Moore.

The 52-year-old director is currently working on a documentary called "Sicko" about the U.S. health care system expected to be released next year.

On the Net: http://www.traversecityfilmfestival.org
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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2006, 01:30:39 AM »
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Michael Moore says gets lots of Republican hugs

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (Reuters) - Michael Moore -- gadfly filmmaker, liberal activist and political lightning rod -- says he finds himself being hugged by a lot of Republicans these days.
 
On the streets of Traverse City, where Moore is working on last-minute preparations for a bigger-and-better sequel to the film festival he launched last year in his home state, the Oscar-winning director says he is approached all the time by conservatives ready to make peace.

"If you were to hang out with me here it won't be five or 10 minutes before you see a Republican hug me. That is almost as entertaining as some of the films," Moore said in an interview.

Moore has not budged from the central claim of his 2004 documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- that the Bush administration misled the American public about the reasons for war in Iraq -- but he says that more people have come around to his view.

"That's the shift that I'm seeing in the past year or so in the country, and as it relates to me," he said.

Some in solidly Republican northern Michigan and elsewhere now believe that they made a "colossal mistake" in initially supporting the war in Iraq, Moore said, and they have let him know it in chance encounters on the streets of Traverse City, a resort town where he has relocated from New York.

Used to traveling with security and encountering a barrage of hostility, Moore said he finds people now more accepting, even to the point Republicans are spontaneously hugging him.

"Look up the definition of liberal. We hug trees. We hug each other. We hug people of the same sex and want to marry each other," Moore said. "It's the other side that we need to get to hold their arms out a little bit and coochey-coo."

The success of the second annual Traverse City Film Festival, which runs from Monday to Sunday, has also won over some of Moore's political foes -- or at least sidelined them.

This year's slate features 68 films selected by Moore. Festival organizers expect over 75,000 to attend. That would mark a 50-percent gain over the inaugural event, which drew some of the controversy that has become the 52-year-old director's calling card.

In 2005, critics attempted to upstage the Traverse City film festival with a parallel event nearby intended to hammer the message that Moore was out of touch with the mainstream. Moore said the effort failed to draw crowds and fizzled.

AT WORK ON 'SICKO'

Moore says he intends the festival to be "nonpartisan," even as it takes on charged topics with films like "The Road to Guantanamo." Moore calls that film about three British men jailed without charges in the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a look at "a disgraceful moment in our history we're still living through."

Moore is mostly done shooting his own film "Sicko." The movie examines America's health care system and Moore describes it as "a comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on earth." The film is due out in 2007.

For now, he seems pleased with the outbreak of relative goodwill toward him after a depressing period when he thought he might not be able to work again in Hollywood.

Moore was booed and escorted from the Kodak Theater by security when he used his 2003 Oscar acceptance speech for documentary "Bowling for Columbine" to lash out at President George W. Bush.

"I remember going back to my hotel room that night, where they had all the pundits on post-Oscar and they were all like, 'That's the end of Michael Moore. That's the last we'll see of him.' By the end of the night, I believed it," he said.

"I thought, No one is going to want to work with me in this town. I just ruined their big party.' We're all supposed to ignore that the war is going on and just have a party. Well, now here we three years later and it's not just me. It's a few other people saying that we weren't told the truth."
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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2006, 02:22:38 AM »
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I'm glad he's back in Michigan. Every major figure who grew up in Michigan (besides Detroit) always leaves the state and never returns. Most people don't realize Madonna grew up here. Moby, in an interview years ago, guessed she grew up in Florida. He was expected to make such a bad guess. She has no desire to indicate this state as her original home. Even Charlton Heston, who grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, makes no attempt to identify himself with the state. He should though. He grew up in one of the most conservative parts of the state.

Yes, Michael Moore is going to get hugs from conservatives. This state is very conservative. Besides the few major University towns and Detroit, this state is a very old blue collar state. Current trends point it to a Republican identity. Michigan is near the bottom of the list for states growing in population or even attracting major companies. Red states like Wyoming and Montana have been feeling this exclusion for years and learned to pride themselves on what they already had. With car development now shifting out of the state and even out of the country - Michigan is finding it also has to look back to find what it can be proud of. Thus Michigan is starting to become a state of values and people here do feel the exclusion from Liberals who separate themselves from any Midwest empathy.

I love Michigan! I love living in the Upper Peninsula. Only in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan can you find no major highways or interstates or even freeways. Even in states like N. Dakota and Idaho there at least exists interstates for westward travel. To go to the Upper Peninsula you have to go well out of your way from all the major cities. It makes for truly simple living. Traffic is never a headache because our largest city is barely above 20,000 people. It may not even be that big. There are also weird situations. Growing up, I lived only 2 blocks from Lake Michigan and now I live around a mile away from Lake Superior so I've felt like I've always lived on the coast. I can go from wilderness to a farm community to a small city and then to a nice beach all in well under 20 miles.

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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2006, 02:25:43 AM »
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Moore: More choice words
Source: Los Angeles Times

An emboldened Michael Moore used last week's primary defeat of U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) to dispense advice to Democratic politicians who voted to support the war in Iraq.

"To every Democratic senator and congressman who continues to back Bush's war, allow me to inform you that your days in elective office are now numbered," the documentary filmmaker wrote in a letter posted on his website michaelmoore.com. "Myself and tens of millions of citizens are going to work hard to actively remove you from any position of power."

He warned Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: "I'm here to tell you that you will never make it through the Democratic [presidential] primaries unless you start now by strongly opposing the war. It is your only hope."

He noted that Lieberman lost the Democratic primary to antiwar candidate Ned Lamont, "just a few miles" from Clinton's home in Chappaqua, N.Y.

"Did you hear the noise?" he asked Clinton in the posting. "Can you read the writing on the wall?"

He closed the piece by telling Republicans that he was sorry to leave them out of the letter.

"It's just that our side has a little housecleaning to do. We'll take care of you this November."

The letter prompted Internet wags to come out in force. One blogger wrote: "Democrats who have even an ounce of rationality or intelligence left would be wise to jump ship. Their party has been taken over by those who are so far left, they aren't even on any reasonable person's page anymore."

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
It's All About Who You Sleep With ... a Cautionary Note from Michael Moore


Friends,

Let the resounding defeat of Senator Joe Lieberman send a cold shiver down the spine of every Democrat who supported the invasion of Iraq and who continues to support, in any way, this senseless, immoral, unwinnable war. Make no mistake about it: We, the majority of Americans, want this war ended -- and we will actively work to defeat each and every one of you who does not support an immediate end to this war.

Nearly every Democrat set to run for president in 2008 is responsible for this war. They voted for it or they supported it. That single, stupid decision has cost us 2,592 American lives and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives. Lieberman and Company made a colossal mistake -- and we are going to make sure they pay for that mistake. Payback time started last night.

I realize that there are those like Kerry and Edwards who have now changed their position and are strongly anti-war. Perhaps that switch will be enough for some to support them. For others, like me -- while I'm glad they've seen the light -- their massive error in judgment is, sadly, proof that they are not fit for the job. They sided with Bush, and for that, they may never enter the promised land.

To Hillary, our first best hope for a woman to become president, I cannot for the life of me figure out why you continue to support Bush and his war. I'm sure someone has advised you that a woman can't be elected unless she proves she can kick ass just as crazy as any man. I'm here to tell you that you will never make it through the Democratic primaries unless you start now by strongly opposing the war. It is your only hope. You and Joe have been Bush's biggest Democratic supporters of the war. Last night's voter revolt took place just a few miles from your home in Chappaqua. Did you hear the noise? Can you read the writing on the wall?

To every Democratic Senator and Congressman who continues to back Bush's War, allow me to inform you that your days in elective office are now numbered. Myself and tens of millions of citizens are going to work hard to actively remove you from any position of power.

If you don't believe us, give Joe a call.

Yours,
Michael Moore
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P.S. Republicans -- sorry to leave you out of this letter. It's just that our side has a little housecleaning to do. We'll take care of you this November.
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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2006, 12:10:06 PM »
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Michael Moore Brings (Bits of) Two Films to Toronto
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According to a documentary blog on the Toronto International Film Festival website, Michael Moore will be at the Festival, offering tastes of not one but two new films. Who knew he was even working on two projects? The first, which we've been hearing about for ages (indeed, it was originally scheduled for a September 2006 release), is Sicko, Moore's exposé on the American healthcare system. According to the people at TIFF, the Sicko promotion will be in the form of a "teaser". In addition to something from Sicko, however, Moore will also be screening some footage from a work-in-progress he's calling The Great 04 Slacker Uprising, a film described as "a scrappy road trip movie following his two months of daily campaigning against George W. Bush in the 2004 election." Hmm. Could this be the film that was being called Fahrenheit 9/11½, or is that something else entirely?
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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2006, 10:01:06 PM »
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The Great Failed 04 Slacker Uprising,
fixed.
endless 'nothing is what it seems'-isms

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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2006, 11:46:47 PM »
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Michael Moore Defends Cruise, Slags Gibson

Sympathy seems to be turning back toward Tom Cruise. In Premiere, Oscar hopeful Forest Whitaker says that it's fine for Cruise to be a Scientologist if he wants to. And in Toronto last week, Michael Moore also defended the movie star: "It's time to stop picking on Tom Cruise," he said during an interview at the Elgin Theatre with Larry Charles. "What is the man's crime? That he jumped on Oprah's couch? He's a little crazy. He's an actor! You can't be an actor unless you are a little different than an accountant and you get excited and depressed. His religion is his own. He's not firing rockets into Israel."
 
At which point Moore segued to the subject of Mel Gibson, revealing for the first time that Gibson cost Moore his chance to be a Time Man of the Year. "I got a call right after the '04 election," Moore said, "from an editor from Time Magazine. He said, 'Time Magazine has picked you and Mel Gibson to be Time's Person of the Year to put on the cover, Right and Left, Mel and Mike. The only thing you have to do is pose for a picture with each other. And do an interview together.' I said 'OK.' They call Mel up, he agrees. They set the date and time in LA. I'm to fly there. He's flying from Australia. Something happens when he gets home. Maybe he went to church for guidance and God spoke to him and said, 'No way you're doing a cover with Michael Moore.'" (laughter) "Next thing, Mel calls up and says, 'I'm not doing it. I've thought it over and it is not the right thing to do.' So they put Bush on the cover."
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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2006, 11:53:28 PM »
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In Premiere, Oscar hopeful Forest Whitaker says that it's fine for Cruise to be a Scientologist if he wants to.
WHAT?  He... he can?

His religion is his own. He's not firing rockets into Israel."
This has been an enlightening article for me.

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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2006, 12:55:35 PM »
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Cut and Run, the Only Brave Thing to Do ...a letter from Michael Moore


Friends,

Tomorrow marks the day that we will have been in Iraq longer than we were in all of World War II.

That's right. We were able to defeat all of Nazi Germany, Mussolini, and the entire Japanese empire in LESS time than it's taken the world's only superpower to secure the road from the airport to downtown Baghdad.

And we haven't even done THAT. After 1,347 days, in the same time it took us to took us to sweep across North Africa, storm the beaches of Italy, conquer the South Pacific, and liberate all of Western Europe, we cannot, after over 3 and 1/2 years, even take over a single highway and protect ourselves from a homemade device of two tin cans placed in a pothole. No wonder the cab fare from the airport into Baghdad is now running around $35,000 for the 25-minute ride. And that doesn't even include a friggin' helmet.

Is this utter failure the fault of our troops? Hardly. That's because no amount of troops or choppers or democracy shot out of the barrel of a gun is ever going to "win" the war in Iraq. It is a lost war, lost because it never had a right to be won, lost because it was started by men who have never been to war, men who hide behind others sent to fight and die.

Let's listen to what the Iraqi people are saying, according to a recent poll conducted by the University of Maryland:

** 71% of all Iraqis now want the U.S. out of Iraq.

** 61% of all Iraqis SUPPORT insurgent attacks on U.S. troops.

Yes, the vast majority of Iraqi citizens believe that our soldiers should be killed and maimed! So what the hell are we still doing there? Talk about not getting the hint.

There are many ways to liberate a country. Usually the residents of that country rise up and liberate themselves. That's how we did it. You can also do it through nonviolent, mass civil disobedience. That's how India did it. You can get the world to boycott a regime until they are so ostracized they capitulate. That's how South Africa did it. Or you can just wait them out and, sooner or later, the king's legions simply leave (sometimes just because they're too cold). That's how Canada did it.

The one way that DOESN'T work is to invade a country and tell the people, "We are here to liberate you!" -- when they have done NOTHING to liberate themselves. Where were all the suicide bombers when Saddam was oppressing them? Where were the insurgents planting bombs along the roadside as the evildoer Saddam's convoy passed them by? I guess ol' Saddam was a cruel despot -- but not cruel enough for thousands to risk their necks. "Oh no, Mike, they couldn't do that! Saddam would have had them killed!" Really? You don't think King George had any of the colonial insurgents killed? You don't think Patrick Henry or Tom Paine were afraid? That didn't stop them. When tens of thousands aren't willing to shed their own blood to remove a dictator, that should be the first clue that they aren't going to be willing participants when you decide you're going to do the liberating for them.

A country can HELP another people overthrow a tyrant (that's what the French did for us in our revolution), but after you help them, you leave. Immediately. The French didn't stay and tell us how to set up our government. They didn't say, "we're not leaving because we want your natural resources." They left us to our own devices and it took us six years before we had an election. And then we had a bloody civil war. That's what happens, and history is full of these examples. The French didn't say, "Oh, we better stay in America, otherwise they're going to kill each other over that slavery issue!"

The only way a war of liberation has a chance of succeeding is if the oppressed people being liberated have their own citizens behind them -- and a group of Washingtons, Jeffersons, Franklins, Ghandis and Mandellas leading them. Where are these beacons of liberty in Iraq? This is a joke and it's been a joke since the beginning. Yes, the joke's been on us, but with 655,000 Iraqis now dead as a result of our invasion (source: Johns Hopkins University), I guess the cruel joke is on them. At least they've been liberated, permanently.

So I don't want to hear another word about sending more troops (wake up, America, John McCain is bonkers), or "redeploying" them, or waiting four months to begin the "phase-out." There is only one solution and it is this: Leave. Now. Start tonight. Get out of there as fast as we can. As much as people of good heart and conscience don't want to believe this, as much as it kills us to accept defeat, there is nothing we can do to undo the damage we have done. What's happened has happened. If you were to drive drunk down the road and you killed a child, there would be nothing you could do to bring that child back to life. If you invade and destroy a country, plunging it into a civil war, there isn’t much you can do ‘til the smoke settles and blood is mopped up. Then maybe you can atone for the atrocity you have committed and help the living come back to a better life.

The Soviet Union got out of Afghanistan in 36 weeks. They did so and suffered hardly any losses as they left. They realized the mistake they had made and removed their troops. A civil war ensued. The bad guys won. Later, we overthrew the bad guys and everybody lived happily ever after. See! It all works out in the end!

The responsibility to end this war now falls upon the Democrats. Congress controls the purse strings and the Constitution says only Congress can declare war. Mr. Reid and Ms. Pelosi now hold the power to put an end to this madness. Failure to do so will bring the wrath of the voters. We aren't kidding around, Democrats, and if you don't believe us, just go ahead and continue this war another month. We will fight you harder than we did the Republicans. The opening page of my website has a photo of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, each made up by a collage of photos of the American soldiers who have died in Bush's War. But it is now about to become the Bush/Democratic Party War unless swift action is taken.

This is what we demand:

1. Bring the troops home now. Not six months from now. NOW. Quit looking for a way to win. We can't win. We've lost. Sometimes you lose. This is one of those times. Be brave and admit it.

2. Apologize to our soldiers and make amends. Tell them we are sorry they were used to fight a war that had NOTHING to do with our national security. We must commit to taking care of them so that they suffer as little as possible. The mentally and physically maimed must get the best care and significant financial compensation. The families of the deceased deserve the biggest apology and they must be taken care of for the rest of their lives.

3. We must atone for the atrocity we have perpetuated on the people of Iraq. There are few evils worse than waging a war based on a lie, invading another country because you want what they have buried under the ground. Now many more will die. Their blood is on our hands, regardless for whom we voted. If you pay taxes, you have contributed to the three billion dollars a week now being spent to drive Iraq into the hellhole it's become. When the civil war is over, we will have to help rebuild Iraq. We can receive no redemption until we have atoned.

In closing, there is one final thing I know. We Americans are better than what has been done in our name. A majority of us were upset and angry after 9/11 and we lost our minds. We didn't think straight and we never looked at a map. Because we are kept stupid through our pathetic education system and our lazy media, we knew nothing of history. We didn't know that WE were the ones funding and arming Saddam for many years, including those when he massacred the Kurds. He was our guy. We didn't know what a Sunni or a Shiite was, never even heard the words. Eighty percent of our young adults (according to National Geographic) were not able to find Iraq on the map. Our leaders played off our stupidity, manipulated us with lies, and scared us to death.

But at our core we are a good people. We may be slow learners, but that "Mission Accomplished" banner struck us as odd, and soon we began to ask some questions. Then we began to get smart. By this past November 7th, we got mad and tried to right our wrongs. The majority now know the truth. The majority now feel a deep sadness and guilt and a hope that somehow we can make make it all right again.

Unfortunately, we can't. So we will accept the consequences of our actions and do our best to be there should the Iraqi people ever dare to seek our help in the future. We ask for their forgiveness.

We demand the Democrats listen to us and get out of Iraq now.

Yours,

Michael Moore
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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2007, 12:42:11 AM »
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TWC pumps more Michael Moore
Company selling 'Uprising' to foreign buyers
Source: Variety
 
The Weinstein Co. can't get enough of Michael Moore.

As the company launches the documentary filmmaker's health-care expose "Sicko" in the Cannes competition today, it is also starting to sell a new title, "Michael Moore's Uprising," to foreign buyers.

Directed by Moore, the concert film, which is in post-production, is in two parts. "Live in London" documents Moore's fall 2002 London one-man stage show, "The Average Everyday Evildoers," which was sold out for its entire five-week run at the Roundhouse Theatre in Camden. Filmed after the release of "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Live Across America" covers Moore's 62-city college fall 2004 tour to drum up the youth vote for the presidential election.

"It's not only an incredible record of our time," said Harvey Weinstein, "but it is unbelievably hilarious."

The filmmaker has long tried to figure out how to assemble the material. Now that many of his global fans own the "Fahrenheit 9/11" DVD, Moore and the Weinsteins decided this film could function as a companion piece.

"Live in London" helped to inform Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," he said. Moore performed against four 20-foot photo backdrops of a topless Saddam Hussein swimming in a river, the 14-year-old Osama Bin Laden wearing bellbottoms, a mod Tony Blair and a prep-school Prexy Bush posing with cheerleaders. Moore sang satiric songs to each of the Evildoers, and invited smart Americans and dumb Brits to compete in "Stump the Yank." All but two nights, the Brit won the contest.

For Moore's 2004 "Soccer Uprising Tour," he covered 62 college arenas in 42 days, from the Key Arena in Seattle and the Pit in Albuquerque, to the Del Mar race track in San Diego and U. of Florida's basketball stadium, playing to 8,000 to 14,000 people. Moore invited various guests to perform onstage, including Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello, Roseanne Barr, Joan Baez, the Goo Goo Dolls and Viggo Mortensen.

The Weinstein Co. plans a limited specialized run in the U.S. and a robust homevideo push with their Genius label. Weinstein Intl. prexy Glen Basner said there will be some theatrical interest in the film in certain territories, with more interest on the ancillary side.

"Fahrenheit 9/11" earned $222 million worldwide, about evenly split between domestic and international. Moore plays well both at home and abroad because "his movies are funny, entertaining and smart," Basner said. "He boils it down to the human element."
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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2007, 04:02:15 PM »
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The one way that DOESN'T work is to invade a country and tell the people, "We are here to liberate you!" -- when they have done NOTHING to liberate themselves.


did he forget about what happened immediately after the first iraq war, or the resistence that's been happening for the past 30 years, or all the people that Hussein were gassing in the first place?
I understand that he's appealing to the middle americans, but this was crass.
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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2007, 11:22:18 AM »
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Michael Moore’s Next Film To Take On Homophobia?
Source: SlashFilm 

Michael Moore has tackled Downsizing, School Shootings, the culture of fear, The Iraq War, President Bush, and most recently - the American healthcare system. What’s next for the controversial documentary filmmaker? Homophobia. That’s right, Moore has revealed that homophobia and the anti-gay Christian right movement might be the topic of his next documentary.

The following is taken from a conversation Moore had with The Advocate:

“I think it’s a very ripe subject for someone like me to make a movie about. Simply because we are not there yet and it remains one of the last open wounds on our soul that we are not willing to fix yet,” Moore told The Advocate. “There is nowhere in the four Gospels where Jesus uses the word homosexual.’ The right wing has appropriated this guy … and they have used him to attack gays and lesbians, when he never said a single word against people who are homosexual. Anyone who professes to be a Christian and does that is certainly not following the teachings of Jesus Christ.”
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Re: Michael Moore
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2007, 11:54:50 AM »
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