Friday, June 25, 2004

Newsweek - Getting the Choir to Sing

MSNBC - Getting the Choir to Sing: "Reporters wanted to know why he made the film. "Aren't you preaching to the choir?" one asked, noting the decidedly Democratic leanings of the crowd. (One of the film�s distributors joked at the screening that the only Republicans in the audience would be undercover agents from the Republican National Committee.) Moore recalled the question as he took the stage to welcome the audience. "First of all, it's good to give the choir something to sing," he said.
Moore's film is a cinematic tour de force. It is bitingly funny, and connects the dots in a way most media hasn't dared in terms of who profits from the Iraq war, and who fights it.

The strenuous efforts of right-wing activists to curtail the showing of the movie suggest they understand the potential impact of this film. Because “Fahrenheit 9/11” is a cultural phenomenon, it just might attract the young and the politically unaffiliated, voters with the power to defeat Bush."

By Eleanor Clift


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