OverviewMichael Moore is an anti-establishment documentary filmmaker.
- Roger and Me
- apparently he did ultimately obtain an interview with Roger Smith, CEO of General Motors, but omitted this interview from the film and led viewers to believe he had not been able to do so. (Sources needed.)
- Bowling for Columbine
- 2003-09-29 Bowling for Columbine: Teachers' Guide
- Fahrenheit 9/11
|John Varley said, after viewing Sicko:|
Dear Michael Moore,
All right, I give up. You’ve won me over.I don’t think I’m ever going to like you very much, but I’ve come to believe that you’re a necessary evil, and I’m at the point where I’ll accept almost anything that fights the current regime and the multiple messes that exist in this country
Trouble is, Michael, you’re a liar, and I don’t like liars. You’re also a propagandist, and I’m not very comfortable with those, either.
What I’ve finally accepted is what you are not. You are not a journalist. Therefore, you have no obligation to present the other side of the story. You are not really a documentarian, though your films resemble documentaries. You are an advocate, a debater, and as such, you may shade your argument – another term for lie – in the service of what you (and I) see as a greater good... though I have to swallow hard to say that. (...) It’s a sad world when I have to accept the likes of you as my spokesman, but there it is.