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So who saw FAHRENHEIGHT 9/11?


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And who thought it was important, smart, heartbreaking, and utterly brilliant? I did.
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I haven't seen it yet, but I would like to
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Someone saw it. it was number one at the box office this week-end.

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Oh, I can't wait to see it! I've heard it's kinda depressing, though...My brother saw it, and he told me that. I mean, he absolutely loved it, but he said that it is kinda depressing.

Oh, and BTW, the title isn't "Fahrenheight 9/11". "Fahrenheight" isn't a word. It's "Fahrenheit 9/11".
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There was a lot of stormy debate about it in the newgrounds forums. Many felt it was propaganda and such, I guess I better see it
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Oops, my bad. FAHRENHEIT is the correct spelling. Yeah, I encourage all you guys to see it and then make your own decisions.

But if anyone thinks it's propoganda and that our president is actually a good, good man, i'd be happy to argue.
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Waiting for it... When's it gonna come here in the UK?!! I really wanna watch this one
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Waiting for it... When's it gonna come here in the UK?!! I really wanna watch this one
July 9th. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361596/releaseinfo
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I just watched it a second time, only because I dragged more of my friends to see it. I'm trying to get them all to register to vote.
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I have no interest in seeing it. When I go to see a movie, I go for entertainment -- not to see biased (even if somewhat accurate) op/ed pieces.
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But it's oh so entertaining to see Bush's many great, memorable, and foolish lines where he speaks in a way that leads you to believe he never had a single grammar lesson in his life.
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Sorry, I just have better things to do with my time than go to see movies that give one-sided political opinions. If I decide to watch something on politics, I want to see complete, unedited pieces so I can make up my own mind.
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Sorry, I just have better things to do with my time than go to see movies that give one-sided political opinions. If I decide to watch something on politics, I want to see complete, unedited pieces so I can make up my own mind.
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i enjoy michael moore so saw it the day it came it. it was what i expected and very very good.
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Sirlan - no doubt Michael Moore defines bias. Anyone who knows his work knows that he takes a strong viewpoint and will present everything that fits only his case. In fact, despite the fact that I support his work and am against our current president, I can easily admit that most of Fahrenheit 9/11 must be taken with a grain of salt. Much of the arguments he makes (through narration and juxtaposition of footage) is accomplished simply through the magic of editing.

For example, he'll show footage of dying Iraqis and bombs going off in Bahgdad, then cut to footage of a soldier or politican saying something that seems incredibly cruel and insensitive. However, the reality is that they may be talking about something TOTALLY different, but when taken out of context, sounds like they're the biggest A-holes alive.

The important part of this film are the facts that Moore presents. Not his propoganda, not his crazy and wacky mixing and matching of footage, but the facts. Such as Bush's ties to the Saudi's. Such as allowing 23 Saudi's, including 6 or so members of Bin Laden's family, to fly out of the country when all American's were grounded. Such as going into Iraq when they had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks, as confirmed by the CIA, FBI, and the 9/11 Commission.

So yes, while this documentary (and I know some of you refuse to even call it that) is extremely skewed and slanted, I think instead of ignoring it for that fact, it might be worthwhile to watch so as to help you make a more informed opinion. If you know your stuff and are steadfast about your viewpoint, a film like this will most likely not change your opinion. What's important is that you hear arguments from both sides, extremist or not, and make your own decision.

And vote!

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