The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader

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The Cannes Film Festival jury voted unanimously to award the 2004 Best Picture Award to Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11. Since then it has gone on to smash all box office records for a documentary and created an international discussion about the Bush administration and the war in Iraq.
The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader is a powerful and informative book that includes the complete screenplay of the most...

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The Cannes Film Festival jury voted unanimously to award the 2004 Best Picture Award to Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11. Since then it has gone on to smash all box office records for a documentary and created an international discussion about the Bush administration and the war in Iraq.
The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader is a powerful and informative book that includes the complete screenplay of the most provocative film of the year. The book also includes extensive sources that back up all facts in the film, as well as articles, letters, photos, and cartoons about the most influential documentary of all time.

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From the Publisher
"I think every American ought to see it."

— President Bill Clinton on Fahrenheit 9/11

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743272926
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 10/5/2004
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 770,992
  • Product dimensions: 0.79 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Moore

Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan, and attended Catholic schools, including a year in the seminary, which he says accounts for his healthy respect for the fires of hell which seem to be located somewhere just outside Crawford, Texas.
He was an Eagle Scout, Newspaper Boy of the Week, and the youngest person ever elected to public office in the state of Michigan when he was 18-years old.
Michael Moore is now the Oscar and Emmy-winning director of the groundbreaking and record-setting films Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine, and Fahrenheit 9/11 (which also won the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and has gone on to become the highest grossing documentary of all time.)
No Disney film this year has made as much at the box office as Fahrenheit 9/11. It became the first documentary ever to premier at number one in the box-office in its opening weekend. Film Comment has called it "The Film of the Year."
Michael Moore is also America's #1 selling nonfiction author with such books as Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation, and Dude, Where's My Country. No other author has spent more weeks on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction list in the past two years than Michael Moore. Stupid White Men was also awarded Britain's top book honor, "British Book of the Year," the first time the award has been bestowed on an American author.
Michael now has two new books being published by Simon & Schuster: Will They Ever Trust Us Again — Letters from the War Zone, which is a compilation of letters he has received from soldiers in Iraq and from their families back home; and The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader, which contains loads of backup materials for the film, plus essays, and the film's screenplay.
In addition to winning the Academy Award for Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore won the Emmy Award for his NBC and Fox series, TV Nation and was also nominated for his other series, The Awful Truth (which the L.A. Times called "the smartest and funniest show on TV.")
Michael Moore also wrote and directed the comedy feature Canadian Bacon starring the late John Candy, and the BBC documentary, The Big One. He has directed music videos for R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Neil Young, and System of a Down.
His other best-selling books include Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American, and Adventures in a TV Nation, which he co-wrote with his wife Kathleen Glynn. His books have been translated in over 30 languages, and have gone to #1 in Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Great Britain, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Michael currently spends his time reading, gardening, and removing George W. Bush from the White House.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      April 23, 1954
    2. Place of Birth:
      Davison, Michigan
    1. Education:
      Attended University of Michigan, Flint

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from Fahrenheit 9/11 — The Screenplay


Fahrenheit 9/11 —

The Screenplay

Narrated by Michael Moore

Fireworks and confetti fly through the air as a triumphant Al Gore cheers at a podium with FLORIDA VICTORY sign in background — he is flanked by celebrities

Was it all just a dream?
God bless you, Florida! Thank you.
Did the last four years not really happen? Look, there's Ben Affleck, he's often in my dreams. And the Taxi Driver guy, he was there, too, and Little Stevie Wonder, he, he seemed so happy, like, like a miracle had taken place. Was it a dream?

Or was it real?

It was election night 2000, and everything seemed to be going as planned.

News clip montage

In New York, Al Gore is our projected winner.
The Garden State is green for Gore.

We project that Mr. Gore is the winner in Delaware. This state has voted with the winner.

Excuse me one second, I'm so sorry to interrupt you. Mike, you know I wouldn't do this if it weren't big. Florida goes for Al Gore.

CNN announces that we call Florida in the Al Gore column.
Then something called the FOX News Channel called the election in favor of the other guy.
I interrupt you, FOX News now projects George W. Bush the winner in Florida and thus it appears the winner of the presidency of the United States.
All of a sudden, the other networks said, "Hey! If FOX said it, it must be true!"
All of us at the networks made a mistake, and projected Florida in the Al Gore column. It was our mistake.

Shot of John Ellis working at phones and TV monitors on Election Night

Now, what most people don't know is that the man who was in charge of the decision desk at FOX that night, the man who called it for Bush, was none other than Bush's first cousin John Ellis. How does someone like Bush get away with something like this.

News clip of Bush cackling


Bush brothers sitting on plane

Well, first, it helps if your brother is the governor of the state in question.
You know something, we are gonna win Florida. Mark my words. You can write it down.

Shots of Katherine Harris, Database Technologies, and voters at polls

Second, make sure the chairman of your campaign is also the vote countin' woman and that her state has hired a company that's gonna knock voters off the rolls who aren't likely to vote for you. You can usually tell them by the color of their skin. Then make sure your side fights like it's life or death.
I think all this talk about legitimacy is way overblown.
President Bush! President Bush!

Copyright © 2004 by Michael Moore

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Table of Contents

Foreword : "the work of a patriot," John Berger
Pt. I Fahrenheit 9/11 - the screenplay 1
Pt. II Fahrenheit 9/11 - the backup and evidence 131
Pt. III What the public thought of Fahrenheit 9/11 187
Pt. IV Essays and critiques of Fahrenheit 9/11 227
Pt. V Beyond Fahrenheit 9/11 - more writings on the issues from the film 257
Pt. VI Cartoons and photographs 339
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2004


    This book tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I am a huge Michael Moore fan, and always will be. Thank you Michael for lifting my spirits that Bush will get out of office!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2014

    Liberal propoganda

    You a**holes! Yes that is what you liberals that Bush either allowed the attacks or actively participated in them are! Why do you claim such a thing?

    Samuel Govaerts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2010

    Awesome, Secrets Revealing Readers. Must read.

    If you have not watch the film back in 2004, you don't want to miss this reader. it uncovers the secrets that wikipedia will not tell you.

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