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Serious critical commentary presented with humor Took political documentary film out of the ghetto of a marginalized cinematic form and into mainstream film. 1/20/19 5
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Strategies Personal witnessing: home movies, voice over narration, emotional music, personal experience Exploratory and confrontational quest dramas: cross-cut editing that contrasts the higher and lower class (litigation for satire) agit-prop political interventions-skewers local politicians and celebrity figures 1/20/19 6
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Accusations editing sequencing and alleged distortions. Polemical view and manipulation Exploitation of working class in interviews Entertainment value is higher than documenting values Fahrenheit 9/11 unleashing fierce right wing criticism-intention to intervene in elections Dogmatic claims-in fact he shows connections 1/20/19 7
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Investigative Research Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) turned him into a political agitator-failures of political capitalism- desire to awaken political consciousness of viewers and change the result of elections Reflexive? Expository? Casts doubt on widely accepted assumptions Valuable research (investigative journalist) published The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader Fierce criticism of Bush administration and the war in Iraq 1/20/19 8
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Moore’s Persona Appears as character in movies-highlights personal convictions-celebrity value and commercial success Working class appearance Polemic with the would be objectivity of media Rebellious and youthful aura that makes him a spokesman for alienated youth Clear partisan politics 1/20/19 9
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Information? Manipulation?
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  • Fall '18
  • Bianca Briciu
  • Documentary film, Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11

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