Michael Moore

Michael Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American Filmmaker, and a renowned liberal political commentator. Prior to film making Moore studied Journalism at Michigan Flint University and later became a journalist on the ‘Flint Voice’. From this he became the editor and the paper expanded into the ‘Michigan Voice’. His career then developed even further when he became the editor of ‘Mother Jones’.

The nature of Moores documentaries are generally highly political and most have seemed to generate controversy within the media, partly due to his strong liberal drive, and also as a result of the humour and wit used when delivering his documentaries.

Documentaries:

Moore’s current and existing works consist of the following:

Roger and Me (1989)
Two Mikes Don’t Make A Wright (1992)
Tv Nation (1994-5)
The Big One (1997)
The Awful Truth (1999-2000)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Sicko (2007)
Captain Mike Across America (2007)
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
(Clicking on the titles will take you to the IMDB page for each of these documentaries)

Sicko (2007)



The above is an exerpt from one of Moores newer documentary films – Sicko (2007). It is an excellent example of the satire and evoked humour that Moore uses in his documentaries.

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)


The above is a trailer for Moores latest documentary film. The film centers on the financial crisis of 2007–2010 and the recovery stimulus, while putting forward an indictment of the current economic order in the United States and capitalism in general. – An excellent example of the ways in which Moore’s personal liberal ideology leads the direction of his documentaries.

DID YOU KNOW???

  • Mikes favourite High School memory is getting kicked out of the marching band as a result of playing “one too many pranks”… Moore lit a cigarette and placed it between the tuba players toes while he had passed out on the coach. Moore and his band mates watched the cigarette slowly burn down, while taking bets to see when the heat from it would jolt the tuba player awake.
  • Moore largely enjoys, and is heavily influenced by the films of Stanley Kubrick, plus: Hearts and Minds by Peter Davis, Wild Strawberries by Ingmar Bergman, Harlan County, USA by Barbara Koppel, The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On by Kazuo Hara and Duck Soup by the Marx Brothers.
  • Every day for breakfast Michael Moore has either oatmeal with bananas and apples and cinnamon, or old school shredded wheat with strawberries and skim milk.

    Take Me Home


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