Making a permanent impression since 1994
May 27, 2004
Not your average documentary
By Zach Brokenrope
The word usually brings visions of sitting in a stuffy school classroom watching
a "video" (not a movie) where some old British guy talks about some
historic event in a monotone voice as you fight the urge to fall asleep on your
that's not exactly the way Michael Moore -- the producer, director and writer of
the Oscar winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine" -- does it.
documentary covers, among its many topics, the ever controversial issue of gun
of taking an approach along the lines of "if
we don't stop people from buying guns then they are all going to kill us,"
film opens with
kidding, folks, there is a bank in
watch this "GUNS IN A BANK!? ARE YOU IDIOTS?!" flashes through my mind
a billion times a second.
film is packed with information, such as that the year before the film in the
United States of American 11,127 people were killed by people using guns while
less than 200 Canadians died from gunshots the same year.
the question of "why is
perhaps the most triumphant aspect of the movie is when paralyzed victims of the
Columbine massacre contact
the next two days,
next day, after the meeting with K-Mart representatives, the chain announced it
would stop selling ammunitions within 90 days.
for Columbine" is not your average documentary and it's definitely
worth renting or buying it.
personal opinion this film is deserving of every award it has received and
deserves to be seen by everyone.
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