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So I just rewatched Fahrenheit 9/11......

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by schiezainc, May 29, 2008.

  1. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Got bored this morning and didn't have anything new from Netflix so I decided to rewatch Fahrenheit 9/11 because I've been interested in seeing it lately.

    After four years and upon further examination, I feel like this was a very well made documentary. I remember thinking it was a propaganda film the first time I watched it and that it wasn't an unbiased view of the events surrounding 9/11, that it was more of Michael Moore's agenda than anything else.

    On a second viewing, though, things were really starting to stick out to me more. For one, while I just brushed aside all the connections between the Bush family and Saudi Arabia the first time I viewed it, this time around--given the high gas prices our country faces and the fact that we're still in Iraq--I couldn't help but be pulled in.

    As for the way it portrayed soldiers in Iraq, the first time I viewed it (back in 2004), i thought that Moore must have gone out of his way to find the few unhappy ones there and that he didn't try to balance it with people who were actually happy to be serving this country. This time around, though, it struck me that that's not really what this film is suppose to be about. This film is telling the story of soldiers who are still proud to be there but who are ALSO unhappy.

    I guess the greatest thing I can say about this movie is that, given the current state of the world, Fahrenheit 9/11 may have been ahead of its time.
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    If you hate this country so much, why don't you just leave?
  3. snuffy2

    snuffy2 Member

    A multigerenational anti-democratic sweetness that just keeps giving
  4. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Because if all the people that think like I do left the US, all that would be left would be redneck hicks.
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    tell me you forgot to turn this post into blue font. come on, tell me you forgot.
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    When it's really funny you don't need the blue font.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    You don't need it when you're really obviously sarcastic either.
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    For instance, if I say "George Bush is a great American and a great president," chances are I don't need the blue font. It's easy to figure out.
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    It is, but it did make me throw up in my mouth a little :)
  10. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    If you don't like mouth vomit, you hate America.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's a very well-made film. It's also insanely biased.

    It's not a documentary. It's a propaganda film. It's probably the best made propaganda film ever.
  12. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Yes. And it was right.
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