Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Preaching to the Converted

According to BBC, Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 911 is the most serious contender for this year's Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. Most of the critics are ecstatic and 15-minute standing ovation at the premiere is unprecedented in the history of the festival.

So, the whole shebang with Disney and censorship has paid off. Equipped with the image of martyr and with the film that tells its audience exactly what it likes to hear, Moore is cinema deity of our times.

Standing ovations and rave reviews at Cannes are exactly what everyone could have expected, regardless of the artistic quality of Moore's film.

I feel sorry for all those reviewers, at least those outside USA, that would try to give this film with anything less than the best ratings possible.

The only comforting thought is that this film is going to become irrelevant after November, one way or the other.


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