Skip to comments.Bowling for Columbine
Posted on 12/02/2019 9:06:53 PM PST by Rummyfan
SteynOnline is celebrating its seventeenth birthday (with seventeen per cent off all my books and CDs and other Steyn Store products). So, while we're in birthday mode, I thought we'd revisit the first ever film column to appear under this shingle, way back at Thanksgiving 2002. One of the few heartening developments since this website launched is that Michael Moore doesn't appear to be as big as he was. I speak figuratively, I hasten to add: I mean that he seems to carry less weight in the culture than he did. But, seventeen years ago, Moore's post-9/11 rise was just hitting its stride. After playing a few festivals and art houses, Bowling For Columbine went on general release, and here's what I had to say:
Bowling for Columbine is the latest documentary from Michael Moore, the leftwing multi-millionaire provocateur in his usual cunning disguise as an all-American lardbutt loser - baseball cap, unkempt hair, untucked shirt. This time, the nominal subject is American violence, but, by now, connoisseurs of Roger and Me and Moore's TV work know that, whatever the subject, the routine never varies: he turns up at company headquarters unannounced and demands to see the chairman. The receptionist says he's not available, and Moore merrily films the stand-off before moving on to some other target. If he showed up to see me without making an appointment, I'd tell him to piss off and then fire a warning shot. If I showed up to see him unannounced and accompanied by a camera crew, his people would do the same to me.
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Thats when he was only half the man he is now.
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