Tuesday, March 06, 2007

"Disillusioned" by Michael Moore

The Sunday Times reports that Michael Moore is about to get a taste of his own medicine, and he's less than happy about it:

THE hunter has become the hunted. Michael Moore, the celebrated left-wing film-maker, has become the unwilling subject of a new documentary that raises damaging questions about the credibility of his work.

The director and star of successful documentaries such as Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore has repeatedly been accused by his right-wing enemies of distorting or manipulating the material in his films. On his website he dismisses his critics as “wacko attackos”.

Yet the latest assault on Moore’s film-making techniques has come from an unexpected quarter. In Manufacturing Dissent, a documentary to be shown for the first time at a Texas film festival on Saturday, a pair of left-wing Canadian film-makers take Moore to task for what they describe as a disturbing pattern of fact-fudging and misrepresentation.

“When we started this project we hoped to have done a documentary that celebrated Michael Moore. We were admirers and fans,” said Debbie Melnyk, who made the film with her husband, Rick Caine. “Then we found out certain facts about his documentaries that we hadn’t known before. We ended up very disappointed and disillusioned.”

(Emphasis added-DD)

You can read more about Manufacturing Dissent courtesy of the International Herald Tribune. You can see the trailer here.

Hmmm, I wonder if they'll show this film at ALA Annual, like they did Fahrenheit 911? Somehow, I doubt it.


Anonymous professor ed said...

I am sure (Dr.) Moore was just taking advantage of "poetic license". Don't his former fans recognize that?

10:47 AM  
Blogger dearbeth said...

you should start a picket/protest at the meeting this year, dave. you and the 3 other conservatives attending will be the most popular attraction there.

11:58 AM  

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