A visit to James Nichols, whose brother, Terry, helped Timothy McVeigh plan the Oklahoma City bombing, reveals a scared, angry man who lives surrounded by guns on a farm where he grows, of all things, organic soybeans to be made into tofu. By including these elements, Moore is almost disregarding everything the man has said to be the ramblings of a mad man and something not to be considered in the debate. I followed that case back when it happened and was gripped again with just how young the kids were. But you don't have to be a big fan of nuclear weapons to think that he might have a point. Kayla Rolland was a first-grader who was just six years old when a classmate - also six - brought a gun to school and shot her while they were lining up to leave the classroom.
Another example of this, is the interview with Nichols. The same holds true for this film. As one Michigan State Militia member points out, it is your responsibility as an adult to defend your home and your family. After a day of deliberation, a K-Mart spokeswoman reads a statement. What this demonstration was about was the banning of widely and easily sold bullets used to cause harm to many people around the city.
At one point, he visits a bank that is giving away guns to people who open new accounts. Moore has an axe to grind or ammunition to load? The school story that happened in Michigan is another example of pathos in this documentary. This again paints him as the villain of the piece and he is seen to be as insensitive as the media before him. Heston's actions as president of the National Rifle Association -- he is shown addressing pro-gun rallies that took place in the wake of the school shootings in both Littleton and Flint, Mich. Moore uses the film format, along with satire and comedy, to put over his viewpoints without stating them outright. It is a successful attempt at influencing audiences and the use of inserts and entertainment only add to the overall message. I understand that in order to make a successful film you need to play on the audiences emotions but does the director really need to mislead his viewers? It is also true that the first thing a tyrant does is confiscate all the guns in the hands of the citizens.
I hope the movie is widely seen and debated with appropriate ferocity and thoughtfulness. I must give credit to Moore because this film is very well made. Throughout this whole scene Moore uses clips of death and human corpses to express his views. Moore's home state, explains that guns are a much bigger problem in the white suburbs there than in mostly black urban areas. At the time I thought it was uncouth and insensitive of them to go ahead and hold it there despite the shooting. Despite paranoia that has all but sidetracked the childhood custom of trick or treat, Moore points out that in fact no razor blades have ever been found in Halloween apples.
Why don't Canadians lock their front doors? Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. In the documentary, when Michael Moore was talking to the cop, the cop attention was more on the violence rather then being interviewed. The part of the film having to do with Charlton Heston was also sad. . Have you heard any criticism of his methods? He misleads viewers by leaving out very important facts. This segment shows he is not in any position to condemn or judge gun owners, and enables the documentary to maintain some level of objectivity.
Moore is less interested in argument than in provocation. Their humour was the flip side of their anger. They are also trust-worthy as they have been cut out from newspaper reports and are in black and white which portrays that the sources are more dependable and authentic. Moore challenges his audience with new ideas, and that's a rarity in documentaries, which often preach to the converted. Anyone can frame facts so they support the conclusion the author wants you to believe.
Moore introduces us to two of the students wounded at Columbine, both still with bullets in their bodies. Here he asks questions he can't answer, such as why we as a nation seem so afraid, so in need of the reassurance of guns. Or… The Truth: Lockheed Martin is the largest weapons-maker in the world. They all come directly from the government. It would be difficult to feel a connection with a disembodied voice such as the Voices Of God from propaganda documentaries of the 1930s and 40s.
The ambush interview of Charlton Heston that ends the movie may be the most famous bit, but it's not what makes the movie memorable. What is also important to note is that the title was created because supposedly the two shooters from Columbine went to their bowling class right before carrying out their plans later that day. He wanted him to feel guilty for the lives of those that were lost. What makes us kill so many times more fellow citizens than is the case in other developed nations? The documentary explores the possible root causes for unnecessary gun violence, in particular the social factors contributing to its perpetuation. He dismisses a number of possible answers out of hand. The last image is of the airplanes smashing into the World Trade Center, accompanied by this text: ''Sept.