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Manufacturing Dissent (2007)

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A documentary that looks to distinguish what's fact, fiction, legend, and otherwise as a camera crew trails Michael Moore while he tours with his film Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004).
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Moore ... Himself
Debbie Melnyk Debbie Melnyk ... Herself
Rick Caine Rick Caine ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Barber Dave Barber ... Himself - Flint Radio Personality
Roseanne Barr ... Herself (archive footage) (as Roseanne)
Peter Bart ... Himself
Tony Bennett Tony Bennett ... Himself
Elizabeth Bourgeois Elizabeth Bourgeois ... Herself - Director, 'Flint, MI: Michael & Me'
José Bové José Bové ... Himself
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Laura Bush ... Herself (archive footage)
Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage)
Rosalynn Carter Rosalynn Carter ... Herself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Noam Chomsky ... Himself - Author, 'Manufacturing Consent'
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Manufacturing Dissent is a topical documentary seeking to separate fact, fiction, and legend. It chronicles Michael Moore on tour during the promotion of Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), all while exploring the politically charged climate in America that has prompted Moore's ascension from documentary filmmaker to icon of the political left. Written by Anonymous

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Michael Moore doesn't like documentaries. That's why he doesn't make them. See more »

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

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A nyugtalanság kiváltója: Michael Moore különös módszerei See more »

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Davison, Michigan, USA See more »

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Dave Marsh: If you won't tell the truth because it's bad for the cause then the cause becomes a fiction, which is exactly what's happened. It's happened with the Left in the United States as a whole and it's happened with Michael Moore.
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Poorly made film with flimsy arguments
10 September 2007 | by opiumwillowSee all my reviews

I don't have particular feelings for or against the work Michael Moore does, so hopefully you won't see this as a pro-Moore attack on naysayers. The arguments and supporting evidence presented are are weak and blown-up, and in most cases hypocritical. A typical example of this is juxtaposing footage of Moore arriving at the Oscars, while nearby protesters demonstrate against the war. Trying to imply that Moore is just a glory-seeking filmmaker who would rather hobnob with celebrities than join in the protest, the point falls flat when you consider how the now infamous acceptance speech made by Moore (and the film itself) did more for the Anti-war cause than a street protest ever could. I am all in favour of films to counterbalance the polemics of Michael Moore, but please don't accuse him of manipulating footage and then do exactly that, adding sinister music. A badly-made film presenting a poorly-made case.


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