Interview: Trading Places
Safety: Snow Job
Politics: In the Vanguard
Unions: Gentle Giant Goes For Gold
Bad Boss: 'Porker' Chases Blue Ribbon
International: Cruising For A Bruising
History: Under the Influence
Economics: Working Capital
Review: Fahrenheit 9/11
Poetry: Bad Intelligence Rap
Satire: Osama Bin Manchu
The Locker Room
Tom Goes Asexual
Road Rage At Work
Democracy In Action
An audible gasp escapes an audience member's lips, followed by the odd sob and, most notably, a peppering of mock exclamations tinged with good-natured sarcasm.
It seems Moore's culture jamming style has become such a common model that it sometimes falls short of its own shock inspiring intention.
With so many good people of the world suffering Chronic Propaganda Fatigue Syndrome (CPFS) it is little wonder that some are demanding that Mike Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 should have been stronger on hard evidence and a bit less reliant on the conspiracy theories.
There's a good chance that if Moore says it, his theory will have some truth. Plus it makes sense that some proof of dishonest dealings and the like will have been purposely obscured. But in an age of mistrust and CPFS a stunt here and a conspiracy theory there - no matter how convincing - is not always enough. But then again, some times even the truth falls short...
This is well illustrated during a scene taking place outside the Whitehouse in which a pro war citizen accuses two women grieving for sons killed in the war of being planted there to manipulate public sympathies.
"This is staged", she insists. Yet one wonder's what she thought when it was revealed the Thanks Giving turkey Bush presented to his troops last year was a plastic model ... while Georgie got past as the real deal. And don't get us started on the war.
Mike Moore's documentary does manage to blow the lid off many a carefully manufactured illusion and a good portion of the material is new. Some of it involves so many complex interconnections of corruption that a flow chart is needed to keep track.
But where this documentary really shines is when the cameras focus on Moore's home-base Michigan, where wages are low, unemployment is high, poverty is everywhere, and so are the army recruiters.
So you wanna be a musician? Why not join the army and play in the military band? You wanna travel? Join the army and see more places than you've ever dreamed of. Into electronics? Join the army and build us some missiles.
It seems these canny recruiters have an answer to everyone's woes. Cornering kids in a car park, there is nothing a concerned youth can say that won't be answered with a recommendation to join the army. And with poverty so rife many parents tend to agree - until they lose one or two of their own.
Meanwhile the cameras span to a group of young men huddled in a gym. Some of the work doesn't sound so bad, they explain. It's just that it would be nice not to get killed.
See Fahrenheit 9/11 to hear what soldiers like to listen to while wreaking collateral damage, to hear what US political leaders say when asked to send their own children to war, and to witness Bush, his friends and business buddies backslapping over projected profits from setting up shop in Iraq.
But be warned: there may be the odd moment when a mock gasp threatens to escape your own lips or you wrestle with the frustrating feeling that you are witnessing yet another master manipulator at work - albeit one trying to use the propaganda machine for a greater good as opposed to Bush's self proclaimed 'war on evil'.
One of the greatest achievements of Moore's latest offering is that it is not just preaching to the converted. Whether with or against it, Fahrenheit 9/11 is a film that people on all sides of the war debate have decided it's their duty to see and it won't disappoint any of them.
Those determined to accuse Moore of being a biased propagandist will find plenty of ammunition as will those who seek the 'other side' of the war footage that so seldom finds its way into mainstream media.
But it would be hard for any to deny this is a war based on lies and perpetuated through fear tactics while those at the reins are doing rather well in the profit stakes.
It must be true - Mike Moore's got the footage.
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