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Bowling for Columbine

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 01:26 AM
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From the Oscar award winning director, Michael Moore brings us a very thought provoking film that questions the very foundations of American society. ‘Bowling for Columbine’ is a film directed, written and produced by Michael Moore. Through his trademark comedic style and his informal tone his quest takes into the Columbine massacre, Oklahoma bombing and other acts of gun violence. And he asks the ultimate question: What is the cause of America’s gun violence?

No matter what your opinion is Michael Moore looks at both sides of the story.

On one hand he shows the innocence of the militia. And the American peoples belief that owning a gun is their right and their duty.

But more prominently he looks at the dark side of guns.

The Oklahoma bombings, Columbine High School massacre, are just some of the stories that take him around the country.

‘Bowling for Columbine has received much controversy, to the extent where critics believe that its Oscar should be revoked. This is because it is not hailed as a proper documentary as it is to some extent fictional.


The films name comes from the myth that the two boys, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold responsible for the Columbine High School Massacre went bowling that morning before the shooting. Moore also includes bowling in other parts of the film. Ironically the Michigan Militia use bowling pins as there targets for shooting. When he interviews two girls from Columbine High School they have a bowling class as a subject which has little or no educational value.

Moore’s main aims are to provide an insight into the causes and reasons of the Columbine High School massacre.

Are violent movies to blame for gun violence? No. as Moore points out. Canada’s youth also anticipate the next Hollywood bloodbath. What about video games are they to blame? No. as Moore points out. Japan...


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