In the news:
"Less than 24 hours after accusing the Walt Disney Company of pulling the plug on his latest documentary in a blatant attempt at political censorship, the rabble-rousing film-maker Michael Moore has admitted he knew a year ago that Disney had no intention of distributing it." (Andrew Gumbel, Independent.co.uk, 05/07/04.)
I think that Michael Moore should apply for a leading role in Big Fat Liar II!
And The Loser Is...
I wonder if the Democrats will continue the boycott of the Walt Disney Company...
Next time you hear Michael Moore say something, look at this cartoon:
For more cartoons like this, check out John Cox & Allen Forkum's book, Black & White World.
Related: My post, MICHAEL MOORE'S NEW FILM: "~488 CELSIUS" (05/13/03).
UPDATE 05/07/04: Michael Moore is a real stunt man! Read Roger Friedman's article, Gibson Pal 'Signed Deal' to Finance Moore Movie. Here is an excerpt:
"My sources say, however that not only did Davey make the $5 million deal with Moore, but when it was announced Gibson got calls from Republican friends urging him to back out of it right away. Gibson, who was then working on "The Passion of the Christ," acceded to their wishes rather than be involved in two headline-and-headache making projects." (Fox News, 05/07/04.)
Hollywood reporter Pat Nason ends his analysis in the following way:
"Moore may be an Oscar-winning filmmaker and a best-selling author, but he is also a world-class provocateur. If he had not capitalized on the Disney distribution deal to promote his movie, that would have been news." (United Press International, 05/06/04.)
The Financial Times concludes:
"In this case, there is not too much to fret about. Mr Moore has again pitched himself as a hero of the left, oppressed by the power of big corporations. The publicity will no doubt help him to strike a good distribution deal." (FT.com, 05/07/04.)
UPDATE 05/17/04: Michael Moore is visiting Cannes and is showing his solidarity with anti-globalisation protester José Bové [Editor's comment: He is out of jail already?] and striking French workers.
UPDATE 05/23/04: Michael Moore's movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, won Palme d'Or. The jury said that the movie won the award on "merit." Lee (MooreWatch.com) thinks that's "bs." For more on this topic, read the following:
The Art of Burning Bush. Michael Moore whipped Cannes into an inferno with Fahrenheit 9/11, but did he make a good film? by Richard Corliss (Time Magazine).
Hollywood Jumps Into Politics by Marla Lehner (Fox News).