Analysis Of The Key Concepts Of The Film Fahrenheit 9/11 By Michael Moore

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Analysis of the Key Concepts of the Film Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore

In this essay I will be analysing all the key concepts of this film,
“Fahrenheit 9/11” by Michael Moore, it is an untypical film in the
genre of a documentary. This film generates controversy and political
debate that has changed people’s views about President Bush following
September the 11th 2001 disaster and the election process. This
Documentary is a determinedly truthful, shocking, scathingly funny,
intensely thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining. Moore uses
his characteristically sarcastic humour and uniquely persistent style
to launch an unflinching inquiry into the Bush government’s foreign
policy. Combining rare footage, expert testimony, and his fight to
find answers to complicated questions, Moore takes on all issues
facing America in the year when this film was made. He produces very
sceptical views about President George W. Bush in the way Bush ignored
the Saudi connection to 9/11 and instead rushed headlong towards war
on Iraq.

Michael Moore gives us the impression that everyone is against
President Bush, in the way he is presented, looking ridiculous, almost
like a childish character. The way the atmosphere changes from Bush
working, to when he is on holiday gives the impression that he doesn’t
care about the American people and it questions his responsibility as
a leader. Not only is he portrayed as a ridiculous character but also
as a devious cheater who used his family connections to his advantage.
I don’t know if this is a fair and accurate representation but it is a
very convincing one because of the use of this rare evidence that was
never shown to the public at the time.

The use of sounds and visual techniques in this documentary expresses
different moods i.e. when Mr Bush is at work it is very serious and
sombre using actuality footage, skipping from scene to scene with the
use of editing. When Michael Moore is commentating on the text, he
uses different styles of music to reflect the moods of both humour and
drama. The actuality footage is evidence of what we see (i.e.
Denotation) shows Mr Bush and his team in the white house during his
daily work schedule and the preparation that goes into it. However the
Connotation that Michael Moore wishes us to understand is one of a
corrupt white house, Moore has only chosen footage that puts Bush in a
bad light., with his use of institutional sources in the media
creating an aura of endless threat from the terrorists. It is assumed
that the audience doesn’t know anything and feels confident...

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