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Mark Bunster <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 2 Mar 1993 16:21:56 EST
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* Mark:
*   Exactly my point. He didn't want to come out and shove his view into
* our faces but rather deliver the facts at hand and let us, the audience,
* come to our own conclusions.  I was just triing to make a tongue in
* cheek humorous point there. apparently you didn't laugh at my inuendo
* about another style of reporting (aka the Joey Buttafuco story).
* michael k.
Here I go, shunting all attempts to have someone agree with me:
Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say that Moore simply "delivered the facts
at hand" letting the audience deide who was at fault. A number of other
people have made excellent points about truth distortion in documentary
filmmaking. I don't think Moore's film is a very good example of this excess,
though. I'd say it's somewhere between your assessment and that of Cal's, who
referred to it as ambush journalism I believe.
And I've tried to avoid anything laced with Buttafouco droppings. I
successfully missed all three tv movies. Hey, is that a record--3 movies on
the same story on 3 networks in one week?
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