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a little bit uncomfortable for the stars-and-
An intriguing piece of footage that
Moore presents is the face of President
Jimmy Carter talking about how greed and
consumerism will bring America undone
-- but he was saying that in 1979/80 and
that wasn't a message the USA wanted to
hear. So the people who actually bothered
to vote booted him out and took up with
Ronald Reagan and his low taxing ways
-- low taxing for the rich anyway.
Moore pieces together lots of
information that is available in any number
of documentaries made about the GFC.
But it's good to have it in a high profile
documentary that will reach a good
section of the population.
Watch out for Captain Sullenberger,
the Hero of the Hudson, and his evidence
before a Senate inquiry. It will make you
think twice about flying in America when
you know that pilots earn about as much
as a cashier at McDonalds. But that's
not the scariest thing in the film. Nope
-- the really scary thing is watching the
guys behind the various presidents and
realising where the power lies. It looks
like the bankers, not the ballot box, rule
CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY
Capitalism: A Love Story may not be the
first exploration of the causes and effects of
the global financial crisis, but it's probably
the first to get cinema release. And the
reason for that is the name Michael Moore.
He is proving to be an indefatigable
filmmaker, but there is a small part of me
that wishes he would stick to the smart
stuff, and jettison the stupid stunts of
trying to get in touch with the CEOs of
big business. It's tiresome now -- either
that or I've seen too many episodes of The
Chaser and watching Moore being turfed
out of big buildings by security guards has
lost its clout. What worked in Roger & Me
in 1989 is just boring now.
That said, Capitalism: A Love Story
is a mostly engaging and interesting
exploration of consumerism in America
and its undoing. Moore starts back in the
1950s when capitalism was the best thing
and life was easy. But as he points out,
it wasn't like there was any competition
-- Germany and Japan were rebuilding
after the war, so there was no chance
they could build cars to compete with the
gas-guzzling tanks that the Yanks were
churning out. That all changed as the
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