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Michael Moore

 

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Director / Performer / Screenwriter / Producer
1954 - 
Born April 23, Flint, Michigan, USA
Key Production Country: USA 
Key Genres: Documentary, Social Issues, Culture & Society
Key Collaborators: Jeff Gibbs (Composer), Kathleen Glynn (Producer), Brian Danitz (Cinematographer), Daniele Marracino (Cinematographer), Jayme Roy (Cinematographer), Kurt Engfehr (Editor), Chris Seward (Editor), Todd Woody Richman (Editor)
Highly Recommended: Bowling for Columbine (2002), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Recommended: The Big One (1997), Sicko (2007)
Links: [ IMDB ] [ TCMDB ] [ Film Reference ] [ All-Movie Guide ] [ Official Website ] [ Guardian Unlimited Interview (2002) ] [ Film Comment Interview (2004) ] [ Wikipedia ]
Books: [ Michael Moore: A Biography ] [ Stupid White Men ] [ Dude, Where's My Country? ] [ Downsize This! ]
DVD's: [ Amazon ]
21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films: Bowling for Columbine (2002), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
 
Bowling for Columbine (2002)Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)The Big One (1997)Sicko (2007)
 
     
  "Ever since he began making his personal documentaries, Michael Moore has been a thorn in the flesh of uncaring business corporations, rabid right-wingers, and unscrupulous politicians. Moore has single-handedly taken documentaries out of the ghetto and placed them firmly in the mainstream." - Ronald Bergan (Film - Eyewitness Companions, 2006)  
     
  "Author, filmmaker, and political activist Michael Moore has developed a trademark style of tackling major issues with a sharp sense of humor while maintaining a regular-guy attitude, an approach that has helped him secure a reputation as both a razor-sharp humorist and one of America's most fearless political commentators." - Mark Deming (All-Movie Guide)  
     
  "A gadfly to some; a godsend to others, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore succeeded in ticking off the right and galvanizing the left with his controversial, yet highly entertaining documentaries. Whether he was skewering a president taking a nation to war under false pretenses, challenging the violent nature of American culture or exposing a woefully dismal health care system in the wealthiest country on Earth, Moore managed to spark both enlightened conversation and frothing vitriol with his movies." - TCMDB Biography  
     
  "When I'm shooting a movie, I'm always in an invisible theater seat. I respect the fact that people have worked hard all week and want to go to the movies on the weekend and be entertained. But the struggle for me does not come between politics and entertainment, because I know that if I succeed in making an entertaining and funny or sad film, the things I want to say politically will come through very strong. If there ever is a struggle, making a good movie will always supersede the need to be noble." - Michael Moore  
     
 
 
 
 

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