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Old 06-26-2004, 03:16 PM   #166
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This thing grossed $8 yesterday, more than any other movie out there. Wow.
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This thing grossed $8 yesterday, more than any other movie out there. Wow.
Really?




*can't think of many other movies that gross more than $8*



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Old 06-26-2004, 08:48 PM   #168
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What was really amazing is that exiting the theatre, everyone was like "we are voting Liberal on Monday". In Canada, the Liberals and Conservatives are neck and neck, but this movie is such a vote swinger. I sincerely hope the trend is the same in the US.
Good point. I posted on another forum regarding the same subject...

Interestingly enough, in the heart of conservative Canada... there were two theatres within Harper's constituency that sold out all showings hours in advance. The viewing I saw (at one of those places) had ovations and support throughout the movie. It's a shame that the Moore audience probably represents the greatest cross-section of non-voters. Hopefully the movie will at least get them to the voting stations... regardless of their choice.
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Really?

*can't think of many other movies that gross more than $8*



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Yep--$8 million in a day. I can't imagine what it would have been like if it weren't for all these stupid self-appointed censors who felt like it was their duty to keep this movie from being seen. The jerks. I don't think these jerks in any way represent true patriotic Americans who aren't afraid of freedom. No offense to the many fine patriotic Americans right here in FYM. You guys are cool.
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Verte, I was amzzed that a regular cinema like Cinemark was showing the movie. I thought I'd have to go to Cleveland and an artsy theatre to see it like I did Columbine. Money talks I guess.
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Verte, I was amzzed that a regular cinema like Cinemark was showing the movie. I thought I'd have to go to Cleveland and an artsy theatre to see it like I did Columbine. Money talks I guess.
Yes. I was shocked to find out today that a theatre in Birmingham is indeed showing "Farenheit". We're going sometime this week to see it. They couldn't keep one theatre owner from showing it several times a day. The place is packed.
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Extraordinary numbers just coming in....

$21.8 million on ONLY 868 screens.

Compare that with the #2 movie:

$19.6 million on 2726 screens.

That's pretty mindblowing, actually. Makes you laugh at all those comments about how Disney has a right to make sure it's protecting its investments and therefore should dump F9/11 to avoid losses, LOL.
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R rated means you have to be 17 years old or older to see the movie, unless you're accompanied by an adult.
Funny story...

I went to get tickets yesterday afternoon, and found out that I could only get tickets for the 10PM showing (Everything else had been sold out for the weekend and that they added a 12:45am showing due to demand. I live in a college town of 100,000 surrounded by little more than corn and soy fileds). There was a woman who was picking up three tickets she purchased online for the 5pm showing. She planned on giving all three tickets to teenagers (her kids and friends). The theater manager told her that the teens would need to be escorted INTO THE THEATER and needed to have an adult escort for the whole movie. It seems as if the local authorities have decided to crack down on this theater and the R rating. Nice. This while I am sure the two Multiplexes are getting away with the "under 17" crowd freely seeing ANY "R rated" movie they wish.
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Old 07-02-2004, 05:21 AM   #174
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I never liked moore because he streches the truth etc. but that review makes me think that i should go to a cinema and watch it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/02/op...02KRUG.html?th

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...These people see the film to learn true stories they should have heard elsewhere, but didn't. Mr. Moore may not be considered respectable, but his film is a hit because the respectable media haven't been doing their job.

For example, audiences are shocked by the now-famous seven minutes, when George Bush knew the nation was under attack but continued reading "My Pet Goat" with a group of children. Nobody had told them that the tales of Mr. Bush's decisiveness and bravery on that day were pure fiction.
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But not now. "Fahrenheit 9/11" is a tendentious, flawed movie, but it tells essential truths about leaders who exploited a national tragedy for political gain, and the ordinary Americans who paid the price.
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I recomend people see it, and then investigate the questions it raises and make up their own minds, remember myth and countermyth do not make the truth.
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...remember myth and countermyth do not make the truth.
That's what anti-Bush people have been saying for the last three years!
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Fahrenheit 9/11 Notes+Sources

http://www.michaelmoore.com/warroom/f911notes/
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I thought this was an interesting little tidbit, from the NY Post

July 13, 2004 -- Michael Moore messed with the wrong rocker when he charged that The Who's Pete Townshend refused to allow his classic hit "Won't Get Fooled Again" to be used in "Fahrenheit 9/11." Biting back on his Web site, Townshend said the reason the song wasn't used was not because he was for the war in Iraq (which he admits he was), but because he doesn't trust Moore's accuracy in reporting and regards Moore as a bully. "When first approached, I knew nothing about the content of his film 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' " Townshend writes. "I had not really been convinced by 'Bowling for Columbine,' and had been worried about its accuracy . . . Once I had an idea what the film was about, I was 90 percent certain my song was not right for them." The rock legend continued, "I greatly resent being bullied and slurred by him in interviews just because he didn't get what he wanted from me. It seems to me that this aspect of his nature is not unlike that of the powerful and willful man at the center of his new documentary . . . [Moore will] have to work very, very hard to convince me that a man with a camera is going to change the world more effectively than a man with a guitar."
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Townshend and more....

Michael Moore, Ugly American

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"It seems to me that this aspect of his nature is not unlike that of the powerful and willful man at the centre of his documentary," Townshend observed.

Ouch. As "Fahrenheit 9/11" is released into theaters around the world, Moore is beginning to face a new kind of criticism. On American talk radio, Moore may be denounced as practically anti-American. In the international online media, the pudgy filmmaker from Flint, Michigan, is often seen as all too American. He is more than occasionally described as a stereotypical "ugly American" -- overbearing to people of different cultures, oblivious to nuance, unsophisticated in politics and arrogant in temperament.
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Re: Townshend and more....

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He is more than occasionally described as a stereotypical "ugly American" -- overbearing to people of different cultures, oblivious to nuance, unsophisticated in politics and arrogant in temperament.

An apt description of Bush, actually.
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