More or less, nobody knows what to do or what to say to the victims of the new economic order, so they fall back on platitudes and bromides. It's the once scene where I want to fast forward. Our ruling class — always careful to conceal themselves since the end of Gilded Age — suddenly became unapproachable supermen, safe in their towering offices, behind their phalanx of suit-wearing, lisping mouthpieces. His uncle participated in the 1936 Sit-Down Strike that gave birth to the United Auto Workers. This is an effective prosecution of American Corporate ravenousness and the outcomes to the hands on specialist.
We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646. It remains the definitive documentary study of post-industrial America, a both chilling and heartwarming portrait of what happens when the economic order underlying society is altered, and the terms by which people live are completely transformed. Moore couldn't force Roger Smith to see the humanity behind the But he did force everybody else. Moore also interviews Bob Eubanks during a fair near Flint, during which Bob cracks a joke about Jewish women and. Or, hell, one hour, thirty minutes and thirty-two seconds. I should have returned it but didn't know then it was easy to do. While Moore ambushes his corporate subjects like a blue-collar Geraldo Rivera, a guerrilla interviewer who treasures his comic rebuffs as much as his interviews, his portraits of the colorful characters he meets along the way can be patronizing.
Moore is just showing it. I have seen or purchased all of Michael Moore's films. You see, in order to catch a bad guy Corporate America, in this case , you need camouflage. Black men shot by cops. His vision of himself and of America is totally static and his prescription for the United States in its various woes remains pretty simple—he thinks America should be more like Canada, or rather what he imagines Canada to be like. Common Sense Note Parents need to know that this documentary addresses the economic downfall of Flint, Michigan, after General Motors laid off 30,000 employees. Michael Moore became a parody of himself long ago.
Roger and Me launched Michael Moore's career. It's a real eye opener. And you were doing so well! It did this, in part, by closing eleven plants in Flint, leaving thirty thousand factory workers suddenly unemployed. He has mastered the art of using humor to make serious social and political commentary. I watched this movie when it first came out, often thought about it over the years and have watched it again recently.
In his debut successful film, Michael Moore must resort to concealed 8mm cameras hidden in a briefcase. People frankly express their economic desperation. This move, which eliminated 33,000 jobs and left the one-industry town destitute, was a particularly bitter tragedy, considering that Flint was the town that gave birth to General Motors during post-war boom era of the 1950s. The destruction of the American middle class and of the cities they built was still new. On September 16, 1908, philanthropist William Durant opened the first General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan.
During all of this, Flint's crime rate skyrockets, with shootouts and murders becoming all too common. Politicians including then-President Ronald Regan , musicians, Amway saleswomen…hell, even the host of Newlywed Game, Bob Yewbanks another famous Flint escapee shares his views on All of This, along with a Tasteless Aids Joke involving Jewish women. Not just move, but move you. He also follows the guy who evicts all kinds of people from their homes. Moore doggedly and hilariously tried to do what every working stiff dreams of: talk to the man at the top. From there, Moore begins to explore the emotional impact of the plant closings on his friends. These decisions led to massive profits for the corporation, a hugely widening economic inequality, and the total erosion of the economic basis of Flint, Michigan.
Moore concentrates on the people, whose eccentricities reveal the underlying reality of the situation better than any argument ever could. In the first documentary, you can see how Michael Moore's film style came about with a mixture of popular culture and realism. . A collapsing economy makes people do ridiculous things. It should be noted that some of Moore's chronology related to the park and other elements in the film. He closed down plants in Michigan and moved them to Mexico, where cheaper labor abounded.
Forget Moore's way left leaning and Trump-hating for a while, and catch this little gem. The company considered this savings on labor-cost a profit, but it became death blow to the city of Flint, which entered a financial nosedive which it has not climbed out of to date. The blood clinics are crammed with people who trade their plasma for a little money. ? I take the political views some people have labeled him with and look at his movies as common sense in your face. Get your own motor going.
I ordered used so just threw it away. His recent divorce, which , didn't help the populist image. I found the rich-people parties particularly poignant. His efforts to meet General Motors Chairman Roger Smith and persuade him to visit Flint Michigan frame a film that uses humor to devsatating effect. Michael Moore was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. Living in Flint becomes so desperate that magazine ranks the city as the worst place to live in America.