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Capitalism the villain as Moore movie hits Venice
Reuters ^ | 08/30/09 | Mike Collett-White

Posted on 08/31/2009 8:58:18 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Capitalism the villain as Moore movie hits Venice

Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:59pm EDT

By Mike Collett-White

LONDON (Reuters) - The Venice film festival has capitalism in its sights this year, with premieres of Michael Moore's documentary on the U.S. economic meltdown and a drama starring Matt Damon as a corrupt corporate whistleblower.

"Capitalism: A Love Story," in competition at the annual cinema showcase, sees Moore take on the corporate bosses with his trademark combative style, bringing the hot topic of recession to the picturesque Lido waterfront. And "The Informant!," directed by Steven Soderbergh and featuring Damon as a real-life crooked executive who exposed his company's price-fixing tactics, will be screened out of competition. The festival runs from September 2-12.

Damon is one of several Hollywood A-listers due to grace the red carpet in 2009, as studios appear prepared to foot the substantial bill and come to Venice in order to generate buzz for their pictures as the awards season kicks off.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: capitalism; communismkills; filmactorsguild; hollywoodreds; mattdamon; michealmoore

1 posted on 08/31/2009 8:58:18 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; PAR35; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 08/31/2009 8:58:44 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No small irony there, considering Venice’s mercantile, capitalist history.


3 posted on 08/31/2009 9:00:04 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: TigerLikesRooster

4 posted on 08/31/2009 9:01:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I don’t go to the movies often these days.


5 posted on 08/31/2009 9:03:02 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Moore sure has a very large upper-eastside penthouse and waistline for a guy who hates capitalism.


6 posted on 08/31/2009 9:05:39 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Isn’t Michael Moore due for a quadruple bypass fairly soon? Think he’ll go to Cuba to have that procedure done?


7 posted on 08/31/2009 9:07:31 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The movie title is ironic considering Moore is actually one of the biggest capitalists around. Why his moronic fans don’t see it is one of the mysteries of the universe.


8 posted on 08/31/2009 9:08:09 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Cicero
I don’t go to the movies often these days.

I don’t go to the movies ever these days.

9 posted on 08/31/2009 9:09:03 PM PDT by Fintan
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
He will set up his own trust fund, if he has not done so yet. Just another fat & obnoxious pig trying to be more equal than others.
10 posted on 08/31/2009 9:09:27 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Yes, and aren’t his cholesterol levels something like 10W-30?


11 posted on 08/31/2009 9:10:27 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
In a capitalist society, one can even make money by bashing capitalism mercilessly. Chomsky and Moore are good examples.
12 posted on 08/31/2009 9:11:40 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: ponygirl
Soon, the guy's health must be worse than Kim Jong-il’s.
13 posted on 08/31/2009 9:12:23 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ex prez jimmy carter with michael
moore at 2004 demonRat convention

July 2004 ...3 months *after* Moore made
the following comments on the war in Iraq
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Michael Moore (quote), from his website, April 14, 2004...

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?"
[actual quote from Michael Moore (2004). It still appears on his website]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2004-04-14
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The Communist Party USA (CPUSA):
"We are a party of unity in action. We are an integral part of every struggle and movement for change to eliminate poverty and joblessness, against racism and for full equality. We are participants, initiators and leaders of every movement to make life better now and much better in a socialist future." Yeah, so they supported an oppressive dictator, like the Repubs and Democrats haven't? The CP is still around, has apologized for that whole Stalin thing, and has a quickly growing youth section.
[see: MichaelMoore.com-->Links-->PoliticalAction (bottom of the page--CPUSA promo)]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/links/index.php?linkType=Political%20Action
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From the Revolutionary Communist Party website
"A Viewer's Guide to Fahrenheit 911"

Revolutionary Worker #1246, July 18, 2004, posted at http://rwor.org

"People have been lied to. And many can see it. Invasion, occupation, police spying, round-ups, even torture camps--plus far-reaching changes in law, treaty and doctrine --they have all come wrapped in deceit. The President lies. His whole clique lies."

http://rwor.org/a/1246/fahrenheit_911_guide.htm
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From Monday, April 21st, 2008...

My Vote's for Obama (if I could vote) ...by Michael Moore

Friends,

I don't get to vote for President this primary season. I live in Michigan. The party leaders (both here and in D.C.) couldn't get their act together, and thus our votes will not be counted.

So, if you live in Pennsylvania, can you do me a favor? Will you please cast my vote -- and yours -- on Tuesday for Senator Barack Obama?

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2008-04-21

14 posted on 08/31/2009 9:12:38 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So I guess he’ll only get an equal share of any profits with everyone that worked on the film? An equal share with the janitor that cleaned up after them at the end of each film day? An equal share with the limo driver that carried his butt back and forth each day?


15 posted on 08/31/2009 9:15:26 PM PDT by OldGuard (Conservatives - Saving the planet since 1860)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
"Moore sure has a very large upper-eastside penthouse and waistline for a guy who hates capitalism."

That's the great thing about Socialism.

All that grubby "equality" nonsense doesn't apply to the elites who manage the lives of their pawns.

16 posted on 08/31/2009 9:16:37 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (E)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Mr. Moore obviously prefers the Soviet style economy with its constant recession, as opposed to the free market capitalist system with its cylical growth periods and recessions.

Except with respect to his box office receipts, of course.

When he, or anyone, comes up with an economic system that is nothing but boom, with no bust, I'll be all ears.

17 posted on 08/31/2009 9:19:43 PM PDT by squidly
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hmm, wonder what ol’ chubster is doing with the profits from this movie.


18 posted on 08/31/2009 9:34:05 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“Why his moronic fans don’t see it is one of the mysteries of the universe.”

I think you solved the mystery by the third word.


19 posted on 08/31/2009 9:37:30 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

It’s only evil when others use capitalism for success...if it’s him it’s just honkey dorey a-ok...


20 posted on 08/31/2009 9:41:25 PM PDT by phatus maximus ( John 6:29. Learn it, love it, live it.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Looks like hating America via attacking the military didn’t sell enough tickets.


21 posted on 08/31/2009 9:41:43 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
Or he may have invested on Madoff fund and lost a lot.:-)
22 posted on 08/31/2009 9:43:54 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Of course MM hates capitalism. He wouldn’t have gotten fat without it.


23 posted on 08/31/2009 9:48:04 PM PDT by kingpins10
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Moore doesn’t make movies. He makes two-hour long bumper stickers, each one aimed at a more uninformed audience than the last.


24 posted on 08/31/2009 9:54:00 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

25 posted on 08/31/2009 10:14:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: ETL
I don't get to vote for President this primary season. I live in Michigan. The party leaders (both here and in D.C.) couldn't get their act together, and thus our votes will not be counted.

That didn't stop Democrats from crossing over in Florida and Michigan to vote in the GOP primary to help anoint John McCain our albatross.

26 posted on 08/31/2009 10:16:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

MIchael Moore exports anti-Americanism. His foreign press bookcovers and DVDs are full of “red white and blue” to let his rabid public know that more Ugly American bile is contained within.


27 posted on 08/31/2009 10:18:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: a fool in paradise

For the record, that’s a quote from commie Michael Moore that you are responding to (not from me). :)


28 posted on 08/31/2009 10:19:50 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Cicero

I take it that the admission to these anti-capitalist “movies” is going to be free or are they hypocrite “movies” also.


29 posted on 08/31/2009 10:37:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my country?)
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To: Cicero

I take it that the admission to these anti-capitalist “movies” is going to be free or are they hypocrite “movies” also.


30 posted on 08/31/2009 10:37:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my country?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
And we are to believe these movies were made to make no profit?
31 posted on 08/31/2009 11:13:41 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Obama plans to fix America like he fixed his dog)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Ya think? The size of MM ass should be indication enough that he walks no kind of walk.


32 posted on 08/31/2009 11:19:33 PM PDT by stentorian conservative (Obama is sinking the boat that was built to stay afloat.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I immediately thought the same thing as I read this! Great comment.


33 posted on 08/31/2009 11:21:06 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If I win the next 200 million dollar lottery, I assure you that it is no sin to be rich. You too, Micheal Moore, turdface.


34 posted on 08/31/2009 11:46:56 PM PDT by Waco (OK Libs, stop emiting)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Capitalism the villain as Moore movie hits Venice

I thought Venice was a no wake zone

35 posted on 09/01/2009 12:43:39 AM PDT by This_far
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That over stuffed communist schlub has made a lot of American dollars, while he demonstrates his vile hate for America on the silver screen.


36 posted on 09/01/2009 3:20:16 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Awe, Jeeze. Not THIS fat turd again...


37 posted on 09/01/2009 5:43:51 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I am certain he has never made a profit on any of his movies..........


38 posted on 09/01/2009 7:41:43 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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