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The most financially successful documentary in history, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 debuted on DVD less than four months after its initial theatrical run in order to maximize any effect it might have had on the presidential election of 2004. The disc offers the film in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include nearly a dozen new scenes, including testimony in front of the 9/11 commission, eyewitness accounts from the war in Iraq, and a featurette on the release of the film. Although this initial DVD release does not boast all the bells and whistles that came with the DVD for Bowling for Columbine, this is still a worthwhile disc.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|George W. Bush||Actor|
|Michael Desjarlais||Camera Operator|
|Jeff Gibbs||Score Composer,Co-producer|
|Francisco Latorre||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Agnes Mentre||Executive Producer|
|T. Woody Richman||Editor|
|Harvey Weinstein||Executive Producer|
|Bob Weinstein||Executive Producer|
1. Start (Just a Dream?) [7:34]
2. Vacation [2:40]
3. Fahrenheit 9/11 [3:14]
4. September 11, 2001 [3:19]
5. In the Classroom [3:03]
6. Grounded [5:50]
7. Service Records [4:18]
8. Access Is Power [4:39]
9. 9/11 Commission [4:34]
10. Saudi Embassy [4:01]
11. Going to War [5:29]
12. Target: The American People [6:33]
13. The Patriot Act [4:08]
14. "No One Read It" [3:45]
15. Securing the Homeland [4:31]
16. The Real Plan [2:51]
17. The Ultimate Rush [3:40]
18. Trust [2:21]
19. Iraq [1:27]
20. An Independent Media [2:12]
21. Street Clashes [2:47]
22. New Recruits [7:06]
23. Christmas Eve in Iraq [3:33]
24. The Backbone of America [3:06]
25. Frontline [4:46]
26. "It Pains Me" [5:28]
27. Why We Fight [7:45]
28. Congressional Recruitment [7:21]
Release of Fahrenheit 9/11
Eyewitness Account From Samara, Iraq
Lila Lipscomb at Washington D.C. Premiere
People of Iraq on Eve of Invasion
Homeland Security, Miami Style
Outside Abu Ghraib Prison
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While the seven minutes of Bush's 'deer in the headlights' look after being told of the WTC disaster is damning enough, I wish Mr. Moore could have also included the 20 minutes of 'photo op' Bush spent with supporters AFTER the 7 minutes! While our country burned, Bush 'fiddled'. F9/11 is a must see for anyone who cares about America.
Unlike the viewer who stated 'watch this movie if you have nothing else to do,' I strongly suggest that everybody make time to watch it even if you have several things to do. Not only is this documentary excellently produced, combining fascinating footage, a riveting plot, and amazingly apt song choices, it also provokes deep thoughts about the 43rd presidency and the general state of American culture. Fahrenheit 9/11 is entertaining as well as factual, combining elements of tragedy and comedy into a seamless whole. This movie should be required watching for every American, whether eligible to vote or not. Please don't pass up on this movie, and definitely watch it before the elections! It will help you make an educated decision and provide you hours of great entertainment and discussion.
Informative and entertaining. Over the top in places. When you aren't laughing, you're cringing at the thought that G.W. ever became President. The cool thing is that M.Moore cannot be sued for libel or slander because all quotes from G.W. are pulled from existing videotapes! Moore asks questions which every citizen should have been asking themselves the last four years.
Shows everything that there was to show. From the Saudi control of 7% of the Econemy to their connections to the Bush's. The internal aspects of Both wars and the way it afftected small town AMerica. The biggets thing that the movie showed was the heart felt love that the majority of Americans had for Al Gore, the true peopl's President.
If we didn't have Michael Moore, we would need to invent him. Instead of name calling and belittling those who disagee, as do the conservative talk shows do, he presents hard facts. This movie connects the dots and makes anyone who has the capacity to think, think!
Excellent movie that really is thought provoking. Provides a lot of information--both true and what seems to be perhaps speculation--but nonetheless really makes voters think in this upcoming election. VERY worthwhile to watch before November (especially if you want time to research all of the stuff from his documentary).
MOORES MOVIE IS PROPAGANDA FOR SIMPLE LIBERALS WHO CANNOT THINK FOR THEMSELVES:- PLAIN AND SIMPLE
If anyone wants to become aware of what's going on in politics, this is the movie. This film uncovers many things that have been swepted under the rug, and how we Americans are being screwed. Very informative film. If this film is not enough to make you decide on who you want to vote for this year, you must be related to Bushs'. Dumb, Dumber, and Dumberer. Father, son, and you. Watch it; you won't regret. I guarentee you.
This film asks viewers to think and question status quo--any film that does that gets a thumbs up from me. Fahrenheit 9/11 in particular raises major issues that American people should be informing themselves on, regardless of their political party. Moore has taken a lot of heat, but it's misplaced. Approximately a dozen lawyers and fact-checkers hired by the film industry could not find any falsehoods within the movie; hence, the LACK of any kind of liable suits filed by an administration with the best lawyers on the planet. Hmmm. Think! It is NOT unpatriotic to question authority. In fact, you are socially obligated as a citizen of a FREE COUNTRY. Don¿t let those ¿Dixie Chic CD-Burners¿ tell you different! Take advantage of your freedom¿INFORM YOURSELVES beyond the mass media sound-bites and please do not forget to VOTE this November 2nd. It is your duty!!!!
This film is a real eye opener as to how 9/11 events were handled months before the attack, during the attack, and after the attack. What makes this film stand out is that if you compare the information to the information in the Commissions Report on 9/11, you will find that Moore's facts in his film are correct. I encourage everyone to watch this documentary.
I don't know where this un-American came from... and I don't care.. but to criticize people and tell lies like he has is just crazy! Look at the people who think he is telling the truth in this movie... their total IQ probably doesn't even equal that of a dung beatle. He has the same old rheotric about how Bush caused the planes to fly into the buildings... ho hum... more lies. How dumb does he think we are? Do you really think a President has that much power? Mr. Moore, you're an idiot, and deserve nothing more than to be put into a room with no escape with the likes of Susan "I hate America", Rosie "I'm a fat loser" O'donell or any other idiot that thinks Bush caused 9/11... Look at the truth... your precious Clinton had Bin Laden on a silver platter and said he didn't want to get his hands dirty with that mess... well, he sure as hell didn't mind getting his hands, and dresses dirty in the Oval office, now did he... if he had concentrated more on terrorism rather than fat interns, perhaps 9/11 wouldn't have happened. Go think about that, you fat loser!
Try as I might, I can't think of any other time anyone in the media came out so totally against a sitting President. Sure, they went after Clinton but the effort was through the courts where enough money can stretch litigation out forever. With the nearing election, time is short and Moore has gone straight to the people as only he can.
In the case of Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore takes little innocuous snippets from leading actors in the Bush administration and assembles them into a powerful indictment against his re-election. Even if you take everything Moore says in the documentary as untrue, which it most certainly is not, the remaining video clips starring Bush himself seals the deal. This is not a man we want running our country for four more years.
If you're a Bush fan, do yourself a favor and see this movie; especially if you are a Bush fan. Think of it as a right of passage you must complete before casting your vote. If you see Fahrenheit 9/11 and still think Bush is our best candidate for President, then go to the polls with an easy heart. Otherwise, you risk making the same mistake so many made with Nixon back in 1972. Nixon told us he was not a crook and we believed him. There's no reason to repeat that error again.
I enjoyed this movie so much I went back to see it twice. Not only was it entertaining but it made me want to broaden my narrow perspective about the whole prosecution of this war. Additionally, it illuminate events that the mainstream media did not report on i.e. Bush's inauguration ceremony. Further, it provided me with a look at the human experience and consequences of this war as told by a mother who strongly believed in the war and a soldier interviewed by Moore. In short, it gave me a different perspective on the Iraq war that I would not have been able to gain by just reading newspapers. It's a must see for everyone even if you don't agree with Michael Moore.
A severely biased portrayal that only serves to remind rational thinkers that the only way liberals like Moore can refute an intelligent argument is to bend the facts or resort to ridiculous name-calling (or, in Moore's case, crafty editing and splicing).
Michael Moore brought the genre of comedy to the dying breed of documentaries. With this important film, Moore establishes the sinister implications of Bush's regime and its consequences. The film follows Bush, the Saudis, and others as they have wrecked our country, as scandal after scandal unfolds, until you finally ask, "Who really rules this country?"
I consider my self a republican, and it is not that I`m against Bush or anything, in fact I dont like eather Kerry nor Bush, but anyway; this is a documentary that lets you see what the war was really about (not that is a big secret but still), corporate interest, money, and many many other things. My advise to you if you are willing to see it, is to take it as a source of information(even-though it is a persuasive anti-bush documentary), see what war is really about (no big secret there). As my personal opinion, many of the things in this documentary can be argued, and if you are a sensitive republican, or cant handle critics, dont even bother on seeing it; and like I said it is a great documentary, but I think bowling for colombine was way better.
And time has told us how truthful this movie is and the impact it will have on our lives forever.
This documentary definitely showed me things I had not known of. It does reveal things the regular/mainstream news media did not and does not show and tell. Its gutsy and to the point. Plus Michael Moore does a great job here. I definitely recommend it for everyone, regardless of political affiliations and beliefs and I would recommend that people make some copies available to their local libraries.
A MUST SEE.........MOORE LETS G W BUSH HANG HIMSELF, AN EYE OPENER FOR ALL TO SEE. A CLASSIC DOCUMENTRY DONE WITHOUT FEAR OR REPRISAL. YOU GO MICHAEL!
Moore makes some decent points in this movie about our government. Even if you DON'T buy into the whole bush/911 thing, there is a lot of solid proof packed in one movie that something scandolous in the White House has taken place (aside from Clinton and cheating, which btw, who cares?) Furthermore, it's interesting to see how are super smart president chose to take actions after he was informed of the tragedy. He didn't. He just a kept on reading to those little kids. If you noticed, no one was spitting out solid answers to his questions. It probably would have been better for someone to step in and say something if the guy wasn't hitting the nail on the head on any of his topics. Oh, and Bush wanted the war just so he could finish what ol' papa couldn't. Thanks for killing lots of innocent people to find those "weapons of mass destruction" that we found. Classic.
That's how I think Michael Moore looks at things... Mr. Moore is indeed "talented" and "creative" if those terms involve taking his views of matters and then cutting and pasting film into a collage that supports ANYTHING that he tries to "prove". However, after actually viewing this film, I then went on to view the Dick Morris film, "FahrenHYPE 911" to see what Moore's most outspoken critic had to say. [While that's something that most people I've talked to DIDN'T do, I try to view BOTH sides of an issue before I make up my mind about whom to believe.] Some interesting examples of Moore's "creativity" include the following facts "also shown on video/news clips that Michael Moore DIDN'T use, but EDITED OUT of his presentation...." 1. While showing President Bush's remarks about his "rich people" constituency, Moore DOESN'T show his viewers that AL GORE was seated directly to GWB's right, and a Catholic cardinal to the left of the podium, and BOTH men were laughing at Bush's jokes....By the way, the dinner at which these remarks were made is the ANNUAL Al Smith Children's Charity Dinner - attended by prominent members of BOTH political parties! 2. The footage of the soldier in the hospital and also the footage of the slaine military member's funeral WAS TAKEN WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE, PERMISSION OR ATTRIBUTION. In addition to this, NEITHER the "interviewed" soldier OR the family of the fallen soldier were given EVEN ONE RED CENT for the use of their pictures by Michael Moore! In both instances, these individuals learned that they had been included in the film AFTER it had been theatrically released - WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION. The hospitalized soldier learned of his inclusion in Moore's film when his friends started calling him "movie star"....and he didn't understand the reference until they told him about his "role" in the Moore film!! [These are hardly the actions of an ethical documentarian!] 3. In relation to the comment #2, Dick Morris re-interviews both the wounded soldier and the mother of the slain soldier whose funeral is shown in Fahrenheit 911, and gives them a chance to explain what happened regarding the full text of their "alleged" comments. aAlso, in the case of the bereaved mother, Morris gives her the chance to express her outrage that Michael Moore used footage from her son's funeral WITHOUT EVEN ASKING HER PERMISSION FIRST, and WITHOUT her knowledge! [Shouldn't this be deeply troubling to liberals claiming to respect an individual's right to privacy??] I defend everyone's right to free speech, but those who unquestioningly applaud Michael Moore's film should also take the time to see the "rebuttal film", FahrenHYPE 911. Freedom of speech has to apply to BOTH sides of the "argument", or it ISN'T FREE.....One-sided "freedom" is propaganda!
and Michael Moore's docuementary is a compelling look at the lead up to that day and what happended after it, particularly with respect to the White House.
I'm under the voting age but I was amazed at this film. Michael Moore dug deep into recent files and uncovered film and documents making the Bush Administration look like trash. President Bush has no idea on how to run the U.S. and he was exposed of that in Farenheit. Michael Moore had more guts then any other filmmaker in history, more than Mel Gibson when he released The Passion of the Christ. For anyone who hates George Bush and his administration or anyone who needs a reality check on this society, SEE THE MOVIE!!!! It woke me up and it will for anyone else.
I did see this movie in the theatre and have That being said, I'm not happy that the media tried to try people from seeing the other side to this movie Fahren Hype 9/11 as well as the blockbuster in my area that only had one copy. People need to see both sides to form a nonbiased opinion. That being said I have enjoyed Michael Moore's Tv Nation, The Awful Nation and his other movies.