History Creator / MichaelMoore

30th Nov '16 9:39:45 PM Xtifr
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'''Michael Francis Moore''' is an American filmmaker and author known for his stridently left-wing political opinions, [[AuthorTract which he uses his documentary films to advocate]]. He is (LoveItOrHateIt) very controversial for this reason. Nonetheless, no fewer than ''three'' of his films have at one time or another held world records as "highest-grossing documentary not concerning music" and he has also received significant critical acclaim for them.

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'''Michael Michael Francis Moore''' Moore is an American filmmaker and author known for his stridently left-wing political opinions, [[AuthorTract which he uses his documentary films to advocate]]. He is (LoveItOrHateIt) very controversial for this reason. Nonetheless, no fewer than ''three'' of his films have at one time or another held world records as "highest-grossing documentary not concerning music" and he has also received significant critical acclaim for them.
21st Nov '16 9:53:21 PM NWolfman
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** Moore blows up the main characters HQ in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''. Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone write this scene after taking umbrage with Moore for using their quotes out of context to support his personal beliefs in ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'', and even stuffed his puppet with ham before blowing it up.

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** Moore blows up the main characters HQ in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''. Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone write wrote this scene after taking umbrage with Moore for using their quotes out of context to support his personal beliefs in ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'', and even stuffed his puppet with ham before blowing it up.
21st Nov '16 9:51:58 PM NWolfman
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** Moore blows up the main characters HQ in Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice.

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** Moore blows up the main characters HQ in Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice.''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''. Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone write this scene after taking umbrage with Moore for using their quotes out of context to support his personal beliefs in ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'', and even stuffed his puppet with ham before blowing it up.
21st Nov '16 9:49:22 PM NWolfman
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* An upcoming documentary about Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign.
21st Nov '16 9:45:23 PM NWolfman
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* AuthorTract: Freely admits that this is the point of much of his work. Given how he advertises stuff, you'd really have to be a dumb ass to not know you're getting a face full of liberal opinions.

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* AuthorTract: Freely admits Moore makes no effort to hide the fact that this is the point of much of his work. Given how he advertises stuff, you'd really have documentaries are made to promote his personal agendas, and it would take a staggering lack of perception to be a dumb ass to not know you're getting a face full of caught off-guard by how overly liberal opinions.they are.
21st Oct '16 7:32:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Film/RogerAndMe Roger & Me]]'': His breakthrough film, it documents the mass unemployment and other negative economic effects caused by General Motors closing its factories in Flint, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} (where Moore was born, though he was raised in neighboring Davison), as well as his more ambitious attempt to find then–General Motors chairman Roger B. Smith and convince him to see these bad side effects in person. [[spoiler:When Moore finally tracks Smith down at the company's Christmas party, he turns him down.]]
* ''Film/CanadianBacon'': Moore's only non-documentary film, this is a comedy about America starting a new UsefulNotes/ColdWar with UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} in order to revitalize the defense industry. Notable for being Creator/JohnCandy's last film, and for [[FunnyAneurysmMoment a crack about the lunacy of declaring a war on terrorism despite being made in the '90s]].
* ''Film/TheBigOne'': Follows Moore on his book tour for the best-seller "Downsize This: Threats From An Unarmed American" as he tours cities where companies are closing down plants and opening factories overseas despite making huge profits. Moore attempts to meet with [=CEOs=] and ask them the reason for their questionable decisions, most notable for Moore's meeting with Nike CEO Phil Knight.[[spoiler: He tries to convince Knight to build a shoe factory in Flint to no avail, though he does succeed in getting him to donate $10,000 to Flint schools (on the condition that Moore matched his donation).]]
* ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'': The documentary that made the most money of any at the time (US$58 million), it looks into the causes of the 1999 UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} High School Massacre and, by extension, [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics gun culture in the United States in general]]. It won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
* ''Film/{{Fahrenheit 911}}'': Still the highest-grossing documentary of all time (nearly US$222.5 million), it looks into the administration of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as well as {{the War on Terror}}. It was made with the obvious intent of preventing Bush from getting re-elected in 2004 (not ''quite'' succeeding). It received the Palme D'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and amusingly, it is the movie for which George W. Bush won two UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s, one for "Worst Actor" and another for "Worst Screen Couple" with ''either'' Condoleezza Rice ''or'' His Pet Goat.[[note]]This was the first documentary to be nominated for or win a Razzie, as well as the first time a film not roundly judged to be of poor quality did so.[[/note]]
* ''Sicko'': An attack on the U.S. health care system, it details the effects that private health insurance has had on various citizens and contrasts the system with the universal health care systems of Canada, Great Britain, France, and even Cuba. Nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Feature, but lost.
* ''Capitalism: A Love Story'': This film studies the ongoing recession and, naturally, capitalism itself, particularly regarding the United States. Fittingly/ironically, it failed to recoup its US$20-million budget in its theatrical release.
* ''Where to Invade Next'': A film that Moore mostly shot overseas in various European countries, taking a look at several specific social and institutional improvements those countries have made that the United States is comparatively lagging behind on.

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* ''[[Film/RogerAndMe Roger & Me]]'': ''Film/RogerAndMe'' (1989): His breakthrough film, it documents the mass unemployment and other negative economic effects caused by General Motors closing its factories in Flint, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} (where Moore was born, though he was raised in neighboring Davison), as well as his more ambitious attempt to find then–General Motors chairman Roger B. Smith and convince him to see these bad side effects in person. [[spoiler:When Moore finally tracks Smith down at the company's Christmas party, he turns him down.]]
* ''Film/CanadianBacon'': ''Film/CanadianBacon'' (1995): Moore's only non-documentary film, this is a comedy about America starting a new UsefulNotes/ColdWar with UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} in order to revitalize the defense industry. Notable for being Creator/JohnCandy's last film, and for [[FunnyAneurysmMoment a crack about the lunacy of declaring a war on terrorism despite being made in the '90s]].
* ''Film/TheBigOne'': ''Film/TheBigOne'' (1998): Follows Moore on his book tour for the best-seller "Downsize This: Threats From An Unarmed American" as he tours cities where companies are closing down plants and opening factories overseas despite making huge profits. Moore attempts to meet with [=CEOs=] and ask them the reason for their questionable decisions, most notable for Moore's meeting with Nike CEO Phil Knight.[[spoiler: He tries to convince Knight to build a shoe factory in Flint to no avail, though he does succeed in getting him to donate $10,000 to Flint schools (on the condition that Moore matched his donation).]]
* ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'': ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'' (2002): The documentary that made the most money of any at the time (US$58 million), it looks into the causes of the 1999 UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} High School Massacre and, by extension, [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics gun culture in the United States in general]]. It won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
* ''Film/{{Fahrenheit 911}}'': 911}}'' (2004): Still the highest-grossing documentary of all time (nearly US$222.5 million), it looks into the administration of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as well as {{the War on Terror}}. It was made with the obvious intent of preventing Bush from getting re-elected in 2004 (not ''quite'' succeeding). It received the Palme D'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and amusingly, it is the movie for which George W. Bush won two UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s, one for "Worst Actor" and another for "Worst Screen Couple" with ''either'' Condoleezza Rice ''or'' His Pet Goat.[[note]]This was the first documentary to be nominated for or win a Razzie, as well as the first time a film not roundly judged to be of poor quality did so.[[/note]]
* ''Sicko'': ''Sicko'' (2007): An attack on the U.S. health care system, it details the effects that private health insurance has had on various citizens and contrasts the system with the universal health care systems of Canada, Great Britain, France, and even Cuba. Nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Feature, but lost.
* ''Capitalism: A Love Story'': Story'' (2009): This film studies the ongoing recession and, naturally, capitalism itself, particularly regarding the United States. Fittingly/ironically, it failed to recoup its US$20-million budget in its theatrical release.
* ''Where to Invade Next'': Next'' (2015): A film that Moore mostly shot overseas in various European countries, taking a look at several specific social and institutional improvements those countries have made that the United States is comparatively lagging behind on.
21st Oct '16 7:29:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Where to Invade Next'': A film that Moore mostly shot overseas in various European countries, taking a look at several specific social and institutional improvements those countries have made that the United States is comparatively lagging behind on.
1st Oct '16 12:02:27 AM Caps-luna
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* AuthorTract: Freely admits that this is the point of much of his work. Given how he advertises stuff, you'd really have to be a dumb ass to not know your getting a face full of liberal opinions.

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* AuthorTract: Freely admits that this is the point of much of his work. Given how he advertises stuff, you'd really have to be a dumb ass to not know your you're getting a face full of liberal opinions.
1st Oct '16 12:01:56 AM Caps-luna
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* AuthorTract: Freely admits that this is the point of much of his work. Given how he advertises stuff, you'd really have to be a dumb ass to not know your getting a face full of liberal opinions.
21st Aug '16 9:06:38 PM falcon2484
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* ''Film/TheBigOne'': Follows Moore on his book tour for the best-seller "Downside This: Threats From An Unarmed American" as he tours cities where companies are closing down plants and opening factories overseas despite making huge profits. Moore attempts to meet with [=CEOs=] and ask them the reason for their questionable decisions, most notable for Moore's meeting with Nike CEO Phil Knight.[[spoiler: He tries to convince Knight to build a shoe factory in Flint to no avail, though he does succeed in getting him to donate $10,000 to Flint schools (on the condition that Moore matched his donation).]]

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* ''Film/TheBigOne'': Follows Moore on his book tour for the best-seller "Downside "Downsize This: Threats From An Unarmed American" as he tours cities where companies are closing down plants and opening factories overseas despite making huge profits. Moore attempts to meet with [=CEOs=] and ask them the reason for their questionable decisions, most notable for Moore's meeting with Nike CEO Phil Knight.[[spoiler: He tries to convince Knight to build a shoe factory in Flint to no avail, though he does succeed in getting him to donate $10,000 to Flint schools (on the condition that Moore matched his donation).]]
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