Skip to comments.Capitalism the villain as Moore movie hits Venice
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.
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No small irony there, considering Venice’s mercantile, capitalist history.
I don’t go to the movies often these days.
Moore sure has a very large upper-eastside penthouse and waistline for a guy who hates capitalism.
Isn’t Michael Moore due for a quadruple bypass fairly soon? Think he’ll go to Cuba to have that procedure done?
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.
I dont go to the movies ever these days.
Yes, and aren’t his cholesterol levels something like 10W-30?
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]
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)]
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."
From Monday, April 21st, 2008...
My Vote's for Obama (if I could vote) ...by Michael Moore
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?
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?
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.
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.
Hmm, wonder what ol’ chubster is doing with the profits from this movie.
“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.
It’s only evil when others use capitalism for success...if it’s him it’s just honkey dorey a-ok...