In a of Smith, he is heard joking about his action with a fellow board member before leaving. The marriage of these two media—upbeat song and depressing film—shocks the audience by their great contrast. Smith, we just came down from Flint, where we filmed a family being evicted from their home the day before. Michael Moore is the director of the film, and he explains how General Motor is a part of his family. If only Moore knew what was coming, I thought while re-watching.
Michael Moore appears in the film. To show that not every American is socially brain washed into believing that global competition and corporate downsizing is good for America, I site the following example. Moore closes this section of the film by showing how the Hyatt Regency, the new shopping center, and AutoWorld, go bankrupt within the first year of their grand openings. I would not call it entertainment as much as calling it a movie that invokes a lot of thought. Moore tries all avenues to get in touch with Smith, but he is turned away. You'd have to go talk to their landlords. He closed down plants in Michigan and moved them to Mexico, where cheaper labor abounded.
Moore: Could you come up to Flint with us? The Flint mayor pays television evangelist to preach to the town's unemployed. When people are in real trouble there is little that can be said to make the situation better and Moore's camera focuses on this reality. Don't miss the interviews with the rabbit lady!! This is a fair documentary about life in America and the film's emotional effects are justified. Smith closes down auto plants in Flint, Michigan. In a close up of Smith, he can be heard joking about what he did with a fellow board member before leaving. Admit it, everybody takes their foot of the throttle, when they see a cop car with a rack, right? Thanks to Michael Moore for taking them on, and for getting his independent films into the mainstream.
While some of his movies have treaded on controversial grounds, this one just asks a simple question. In hindsight, I can't see mockery in those scenes, only a kind of melancholy tenderness. AutoWorld would reopen the next summer only to close down again, and in the end was demolished, which is seen in Moore's film 'The Big One'. In his debut successful film, Michael Moore must resort to concealed 8mm cameras hidden in a briefcase. Close readings of documentary film and video.
This is just the way we expect things to be now. Flint fell on hard times with high levels of unemployment, abandoned housing and increased crime rates. Even if they're not speeding. Smith: cutting Moore off I've been to Flint, and I'm sorry for those people, but I don't know anything about it, but you'd have to. The face-to-face encounter between Michael Moore and Roger B.
This flick provides insight as to why Flint, Michigan is the failure it is today. They've just lost their jobs. The film can and should be examined on the artistic merits of a documentary, all the more so because it reached a wide audience. All the while, Moore's camera proves an utterly disarming presence, and even those familiar with the media spotlight - including Flint native Bob Eubanks and former Chevy spokesman Pat Boone - seem caught unawares, looking foolish at best and heartless at worst. Archived from on July 14, 2011. Moore concentrates on the people, whose eccentricities reveal the underlying reality of the situation better than any argument ever could.
President Ronald Reagan himself visits the town and suggests that former auto workers find employment by moving away. The irony is especially poignant in the choice of music soundtrack. From here, Moore begins to explore the emotional impact of the plant closings on some of his friends. However when he gets a turn at the microphone to air his grievances to the board, and even though he is the last one, Smith seems to recognize Moore and immediately shuts him out and has the convention adjourned, despite Moore's attempts to interject him. Some new release movies become unavailable for downloading for a limited time due to licensing restrictions. A sign came on saying something about it was unable to play. These decisions led to massive profits for the corporation, a hugely widening economic inequality, and the total erosion of the economic basis of Flint, Michigan.
After Smith's speech, Moore hounds Smith where he finally has his up-close-and-personal confrontation with Roger B. I should have returned it but didn't know then it was easy to do. His recent divorce, which , didn't help the populist image. I changed it around and did that many times and no difference. The man has become a punchline, a limousine liberal poorly aping a working man. People begin to leave Flint for employment in other states. Over the course of the film, Moore attempts to track down Smith at various places including the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and the Detroit Athletic Club, only to be told that Smith is not there or to leave by employees and security guards.