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Fahrenheit 911: Will you see it? (Page 2)
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pman68
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Yes, I'll see it.

Plus, I don't like the government telling me what I can and can't see.
     
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Jun 21, 2004, 12:18 PM
 
Originally posted by badidea:
Conservatives?
From this thread, it looks to be the Democrats doing it.

And you just did it again.

     
bleuvixen
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Jun 21, 2004, 02:21 PM
 
Yes i will see it in theatres...
     
badidea
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Jun 21, 2004, 02:27 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimphire:
From this thread, it looks to be the Democrats doing it.

And you just did it again.

Then please enlighten me Zimp how a question can be a lie or calling someone something??
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Zimphire
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I know it wasn't really a lie, it was a smart alec reply.

So was my post.

I guess I need more than a next time.
     
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Originally posted by Zimphire:
I know it wasn't really a lie, it was a smart alec reply.

So was my post.

I guess I need more than a next time.
Smart? Yes!
Alec? Almost but No!


ok, I stop now!
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Jun 22, 2004, 04:05 PM
 
Of course I'll see it. Why would I not see something so socially relevant, regardless of whether I agree with its politics?
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Jun 22, 2004, 07:44 PM
 
For those who were curious:

The movie, which won the top honor at last month's Cannes Film Festival, was rated R for violent and disturbing images and for language." The movie's images include an Iraqi man tossing a dead baby into a truckload of bodies, Iraqis burned by napalm and a public beheading in Saudi Arabia.
     
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Originally posted by itai195:
For those who were curious:
Oh, so it's a quick beheading? I may be able to stomach it, then. It's those "saw the head of slow" beheadings that make me cringe.

The most humane method of execution, IMHO, involves squashing the person's head under a huge block. The essentially instant destruction of the nervous system leaves no time to feel pain. Only problem is that it's rather gruesome and gory.

It's the slow suffering I don't like.

BlackGriffen
     
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Jun 23, 2004, 11:28 PM
 
Planning to see it this weekend.
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olePigeon
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Jun 24, 2004, 05:21 PM
 
I've convinced a few of my Republican friends to go ahead and see it, but God damn I never had to do so much convincing in my life. It's like I was asking them to cut off their arm.
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Jun 24, 2004, 05:24 PM
 
I am...but there's a thread here.

So, the obligitory
+1.
     
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Me too
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+1 or not, count me in.
     
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I'll wait for Netflix.
     
olePigeon
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Originally posted by zachs:
I am...but there's a thread here.

So, the obligitory
+1.
Oh, oops.
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olePigeon
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Jun 24, 2004, 06:10 PM
 
I think that most conservatives and/or Republicans are saying they'll see it on DVD or TV so they can wait to the last possible second (if not until after the election) so that if Bush wins again, they can claim they saw the movie (and avoid whether or not they saw it before or after the election) and tout what was wrong with it and why it only strengthened Bush's position in Biblical hierarchy; or, if Bush loses, they can claim they saw the movie (avoiding whether or not they saw it before or after the election) and tout everything that was right about the movie and why Bush lost credibility and eventually the election.

That way they're safe no matter what happens and they can get a Republican back in office the following term because of their perfect judgment of character.

I'd like to see as many conservatives and/or Republicans go to the movie anyway and not wait. It's only $10. See it with some friends, make a night out of it. If you hate the movie, then you can go back to talking about your investment portfolios and buying a yaht for Chippy. If you like the movie, you can go back to talking about your investment portfolios, buying a yaht for Chippy, and donating $5 to Save the Children.
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Jun 24, 2004, 06:27 PM
 
Originally posted by olePigeon:
I think that most conservatives and/or Republicans are saying they'll see it on DVD or TV so they can wait to the last possible second (if not until after the election) so that if Bush wins again, they can claim they saw the movie (and avoid whether or not they saw it before or after the election) and tout what was wrong with it and why it only strengthened Bush's position in Biblical hierarchy; or, if Bush loses, they can claim they saw the movie (avoiding whether or not they saw it before or after the election) and tout everything that was right about the movie and why Bush lost credibility and eventually the election.

That way they're safe no matter what happens and they can get a Republican back in office the following term because of their perfect judgment of character.

I'd like to see as many conservatives and/or Republicans go to the movie anyway and not wait. It's only $10. See it with some friends, make a night out of it. If you hate the movie, then you can go back to talking about your investment portfolios and buying a yaht for Chippy. If you like the movie, you can go back to talking about your investment portfolios, buying a yaht for Chippy, and donating $5 to Save the Children.
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Jun 24, 2004, 06:33 PM
 
Going right after class.
     
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( Last edited by Atomic Rooster; Jun 25, 2004 at 12:05 AM. )
     
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fo shizzle ma nizzle
     
ryju
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Jun 24, 2004, 07:02 PM
 
I didn't even realize it was out yet until my girlfriend said she wanted to see it. So I guess I'm going to see it, I was very impressed with Bowling for Columbine so we'll see how it goes.
     
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Jun 24, 2004, 07:34 PM
 
If you're interested in the truth, rather than twisted partisan propaganda, you owe it to yourself to at least read an alternative point of view.

http://www.bowlingfortruth.com/

BTW, I'm politically left of centre, I just find it disturbing how so many people treat the output of an extremist like Moore as though it were somehow more credible than any other political propaganda.

Another good (and completely bi-partisan) information source is

http://www.spinsanity.org/
     
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Jun 24, 2004, 07:36 PM
 
I might, looks like more of a rental to me.

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Jun 24, 2004, 07:45 PM
 
I'm currently in Appleton, WI. I'll be seeing it tomorrow.
     
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Jun 24, 2004, 07:47 PM
 
Moore uses deception in his movies, but this should be fun to watch anyway.
     
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Jun 24, 2004, 08:46 PM
 
Yes, I will be going to see it. Okay, now watch this drive...
     
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Jun 24, 2004, 08:49 PM
 
No thanks, I'll give my local animal shelter an extra $20 instead.
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boots
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Jun 24, 2004, 08:58 PM
 
Originally posted by Mr Scruff:
If you're interested in the truth, rather than twisted partisan propaganda, you owe it to yourself to at least read an alternative point of view.

http://www.bowlingfortruth.com/

BTW, I'm politically left of centre, I just find it disturbing how so many people treat the output of an extremist like Moore as though it were somehow more credible than any other political propaganda.

Another good (and completely bi-partisan) information source is

http://www.spinsanity.org/


From a film perspective, the movie is getting really good reviews...but even the "liberal" critics say that the propoganda is heavy handed.


I'm not a fan of Moore, but at least Bowling for Columbine had a lot of stuff to make one think and talk about the issues. This one sounds a bit too lopsided for me.

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Originally posted by mishap:
Yes, I will be going to see it. Okay, now watch this drive...
LOL

I <3 the trailer too.
     
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Remember kids...
     
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Originally posted by boots:
I'm not a fan of Moore, but at least Bowling for Columbine had a lot of stuff to make one think and talk about the issues. This one sounds a bit too lopsided for me.
I was thinking of the exact opposite.
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JESUS H CHRIST WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?
     
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Is that a ban-hammer I see swinging this way?

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Originally posted by Atomic Rooster:
Fixed.
     
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Originally posted by Zimphire:
Fixed.
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I don't like propaganda. Hence, I don't like Michael Moore. All he makes is propaganda, and I'm sick of one-sided viewpoints like his. He's a ****ing retard, and he can shove all his stupid one sided 'brainwashing the youth' films straight up his ass as far as I'm concerned.

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Originally posted by george68:
I don't like propaganda. Hence, I don't like Michael Moore. All he makes is propaganda, and I'm sick of one-sided viewpoints like his. He's a ****ing retard, and he can shove all his stupid one sided 'brainwashing the youth' films straight up his ass as far as I'm concerned.

- Rob
     
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Originally posted by george68:
I don't like propaganda. Hence, I don't like Michael Moore. All he makes is propaganda, and I'm sick of one-sided viewpoints like his. He's a ****ing retard, and he can shove all his stupid one sided 'brainwashing the youth' films straight up his ass as far as I'm concerned.

- Rob
Well, I was going to respond, but this says everything I've always wanted to say about MM.
     
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Originally posted by george68:
I don't like propaganda. Hence, I don't like Michael Moore. All he makes is propaganda, and I'm sick of one-sided viewpoints like his. He's a ****ing retard, and he can shove all his stupid one sided 'brainwashing the youth' films straight up his ass as far as I'm concerned.

- Rob
The truth hurts eh

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Originally posted by Socially Awkward Solo:
The truth hurts eh
     
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Originally posted by george68:
I don't like propaganda. Hence, I don't like Michael Moore. All he makes is propaganda, and I'm sick of one-sided viewpoints like his. He's a ****ing retard, and he can shove all his stupid one sided 'brainwashing the youth' films straight up his ass as far as I'm concerned.

- Rob
Unless of course it's propaganda that fits your one-sided point of view.

I'll be seeing it next week. I've never seen either of his other movies.
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Originally posted by funkboy:
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Real class!
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Originally posted by KarlG:
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You tell him!

     
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Absolutely. Michael Moore is a talented filmmaker.
     
 
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