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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

 -  Documentary  -  25 June 2004 (USA)
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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Following up on 'Bowling for Columbine', film-maker Michael Moore provides deep and though-provoking insights on the American security system, the level of paranoia, fear, uncertainty, false values and patriotism, which all combined together to set a stage for George W. Bush to launch a war on Iraq instead of focusing on getting the real culprit(s) behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This documentary also focuses on how some Saudis were safely and secretly flown out of America while planes were ostensibly grounded after the attacks. Archived film footage, candid interviews with politicians, and an overall waste of public funds for a war that was initiated on false pretension to wit: a weapon of mass distraction - to take the focus away from the real enemy and get Americans glued to their TV sets to watch innocent Iraqis and Afghans getting killed. And a war that would eventually alienate the U.S.A. and it's citizens from almost every country on Earth. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$64,114 (Hong Kong) (15 October 2004)

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$163,920 (Hong Kong) (29 October 2004)
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Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 (1966), has voiced his displeasure at Michael Moore appropriating the title of his book. Mr. Bradbury, however, has written many works throughout his long and distinguished career that "appropriate" their titles from other authors' works. For example, Bradbury's novel Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) takes its title from a line from William Shakespeare's play "Macbeth," and Bradbury's short story collection (and included short story) Twilight Zone: I Sing the Body Electric (1962) take their title from a line in the poem "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman. His collection of poems and essays, 'Beyond 1984: Remembrance of Things Future' takes its title from George Orwell's '1984' and Marcel Proust's 'Remembrance of Things Past'. See more »

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Narrator: Was it all just a dream?
Al Gore: God bless you, Florida! Thank you!
Narrator: Did the last four years not really happen? Look, there's Ben Affleck. He's often in my dreams. And the Taxi Driver guy. He was there too. And little Stevie Wonder, he seemed so happy... like, like a miracle had taken place. Was it a dream? Or was it real?
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At the end of the credits, there is a screen text shot that reads, "Do Something: www.michaelmoore.com" See more »

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Referenced in Michael Moore Hates America (2004) See more »

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Too Much Bias?

Let's admit it, it's nearly impossible to find someone or something today without a bias towards one thing or another. Fahrenheit 9/11 is clearly not an exception. I saw this film very recently and was stunned. Shocked. Michael Moore's work was thorough, concise, and extraordinary. I was truly impressed. However, there are things that the public needs to consider after seeing this movie. One- this is not the whole story.

Unfortunately, I don't know the whole story. Go figure. And two- in order to migrate further from possibly getting tunnel vision, we need to look at and seriously consider the other side. Don't get me wrong, I was enraged by the facts in Fahrenheit 9/11. If all of them are valid, I see no justification for the lies and corruption. But again, this perspective is not the only one and therefor other views should be considered and digested. Am I wrong?


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