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Farenheit 9/11 what did you think

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Thread Starter 
I dont even have words to formulate a beginning to this thread I feel so shaken by this movie even more than I expected. but I wanted to start the discussion. My heart aches my mind feels too dull to take it all in. I came home in a fog feeling so unbelievably powerless and just cried as I nursed my dear son imagining him outside of my protection. I am so angry.
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I am off to see it in an hour. It sounds as if it was very powerful. I'll post my response in the morning.
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s momma!
so-it's not the 'feel good' movie of the year?
sorry-my attempt to get a smile from you...
remember-you are not powerless!!
you are raising the future!
Share with us when you can what, why and all that! o.k.? s:
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I should have scrolled down, I started a thread too.

OOOPPPPPS!
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I haven't seen it yet, and I'm not sure when I will. My only concern is that I will feel emotionally stirred up and angry, but I don't know how much of that is deliberate manipulation. I understand that it is an opinion piece, but I'm easily worked up.
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Wow! That was a very powerful movie. I cried...I don't know how many times. I thought the Oregon coast stuff was too long and kind of weak. There was a moment in DC when I really thought the woman from Flint, Mrs Lipscomb was gonna slap that woman who came up shouting that the whole thing was staged. Maybe I am projecting. I thought the opening montage of the lead 'characters' getting made up was stunning. The look on the face of the one congressman...the second he spoke to, I think? brought the house down in the Honolulu theater I was in. The scene of Gore running the Senate was unbelievable. Simply staggering. Local crowd cheered for our own Patsy Mink, the only person shown (though possibly not the only person who spoke) at that meeting who was not black. I often wonder if 20 or 30 years from now our kids will be asking us what it was like to witness a bloodless coup.

I love Michael Moore right now. He said about the military exactly what I have said all along... we owe it to them, to their dedication and willingness to sacrifice... not to use them badly. Not to commit that sacrifice and dedication to a cause based on empty lies.
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I don't know when I'll get to see it...want to though.
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I got an email asking me to edit. What's the use in chopping it up? I will just remove it.
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Honest Bitches Unite!

I don't think you should wait to see F 9/11, we need your anger now. Let's change this world we live in, let's "smoke him out."
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I am sure it is completely un-PC but hey since when did I care about that? Hurray Rose Cottage for such a powerfully honest post! I agree with Levi's mom that you should go see the movie. I went yesterday and have been applauding Micheal Moore yet again since. What an incredible movie. Kudos to him for his courage and persistance in getting the truth out there. Information is power.
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Thank you both.

post #12 of 353
Thanks, FRC, for saying it.
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Wow. I feel like I am in the minority here, but DH and I were not that impressed with the movie. There were some immensely powerful moments, and a lot of what needed to be said was said. But I didnt feel that the ending was well done at all. At least in the theater I was in, people had strong emotional reactions to the whole thing, but after the ending people just sort of shrugged their shoulders.

We are Michael Moore fans but were disappointed. There wasnt any information in the movie that we didnt already know, and the ending was weak. I agree with almost everything he said at the ending except for the fact that he fell into the cliche about our soldiers needing to fight for our freedom, as if we were attacked because we have freedoms, which is ludicrous to me.


And to FRC--Thank you for saying it.
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Wow! FRC. It is about time someone stood up and said what Bush really is.
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My 25 year old son just called. He went to see F9-11 last night at the 10:00 showing because all the others were sold out. And we live in NW Louisiana so I was impressed that so many are going to see it.

He said he was a tad disappointed in it for one reason. MM talked about how the war in Afganistan was all about oil as well and he didn't necessarily believe that could be proven -not now anyway. He doesnt readily agree with presenting things as fact that cant be proven to be. I don't know WHERE he got that! Other than that he liked it. Thought I would too. But probably should wait for the DVD

Also he was very touched by the family MM followed who lost their son in the war. Too many stories like that one.

Just thought I would share his view.
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http://www.fahrenheit911.com/

link for the movie. i am hoping to see it soon. Want to go today, but not sure if I will be able to.
post #17 of 353
Thread Starter 
Well I felt moved by the film. It wasn't so much that the information was new but that was all woven together so gracefully. news snipets and breaking stories are so hard to catch and put together for me these days. The images of life in Bagdad just before the war began were amazing. Young mothers laughing children in the park so alive so unlike the barren dusty man filled pictures we are fed on tv. The paralyzed boy president who sat trapped for 7 minutes waiting for someone to tell him what to do. And I know it is not an unbiased view but there are factual events that cannot be avoided or excused. How can any mother with a heart opened wide by the beauty of her children possibly support such a disgusting violent self serving machine that is the Bush White House. I am sickened by the brainwashed nature of those followers and feeling so intolerant of the lame Rush inspired one liners they pull out as explaination for their inexcuseable support of a war that has killed the dearly loved children of thousands of mothers.
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Originally Posted by kaismom
I am sickened by the brainwashed nature of those followers and feeling so intolerant of the lame Rush inspired one liners they pull out as explaination for their inexcuseable support of a war that has killed the dearly loved children of thousands of mothers.
Beautifully said!

I am aching to see this movie! It's not playing in our dinky little theater. I'm going to try to talk dh into going to Huntington or Columbus on his next day off to see it with me. I cannot wait until it comes out on DVD. Or maybe I should say, I WON'T wait!

Tracie (bows to FRC)
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kaismom . I hear you mama.
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I saw it. I cried a lot. My reaction at many times was to sob. I wanted to throw things at W. on the screen. I wanted to hiss and to boo him. But hissing and booing an image doesn't do anything. In terms of a film, I did think Bowling for Columbine was better made and I can see a few points in which MM could be attacked. The chronology of some scenes and even the location of some clips was not explicit. But I don't personally mind so much. I suppose that the timing could have made some of the things being said more poignant. There were some things that weren't mentioned, but for the most part, I already knew about it all. It really broke my heart. The Iraqis and their dead children, the Americans and their dead children. As a mother, FRC, you're right - I don't see how anyone can't ultimately consider our children. My child is like my skin, and having him be anywhere but near me is traumatic. So I always always always now think of the mothers and their children. I guess Laura Bush doesn't feel that way about her children. Obviously her husband feels that way, but only about money.
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