Saturday, June 26, 2004

Audiences roar for Moore as US right declares war - [Sunday Herald]

Audiences roar for Moore as US right declares war - [Sunday Herald]: "THE American right has declared "war on Michael Moore" as his incendiary documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 opened to record-breaking audiences and standing ovations across the US.
Moore's film, which tramples over the George W Bush presidency and attacks its conduct in pursuing the war on terror and the war against Iraq, broke single-day records on its opening in New York.
The film-maker's success in tapping into the fears of liberal America have, however, made him public enemy number one in the eyes of the US right. Moore has now taken up pride of place alongside abortion, the separation of church and state and Hillary Clinton as one of the key faultlines in American culture wars.

The online ticket service says Fahrenheit 9/11 had 48% of all advance ticket sales, compared to just 2% for Spider-Man 2.

One Texan moviegoer said: “Living in Houston, heart of Bush country, my whole family including in-laws piled into three cars and went to the opening ... we were surprised to find the showing sold out at the first theatre, but managed to find seats at the second we tried.

“We loved the movie, which gave us real hope that freedom and democracy will return to this great country in November [at the presidential election]. The audience gave a long ovation at the end."

By Neil Mackay


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