Monday, March 05, 2007

Good to See

Tony Allen-Mills reports in TimesOnline:

"THE hunter has become the hunted. Michael Moore, the celebrated left-wing film-maker, has become the unwilling subject of a new documentary that raises damaging questions about the credibility of his work."

"The director and star of successful documentaries such as Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore has repeatedly been accused by his right-wing enemies of distorting or manipulating the material in his films. On his website he dismisses his critics as “wacko attackos”."

"Yet the latest assault on Moore’s film-making techniques has come from an unexpected quarter. In Manufacturing Dissent, a documentary to be shown for the first time at a Texas film festival on Saturday, a pair of left-wing Canadian film-makers take Moore to task for what they describe as a disturbing pattern of fact-fudging and misrepresentation."

"“When we started this project we hoped to have done a documentary that celebrated Michael Moore. We were admirers and fans,” said Debbie Melnyk, who made the film with her husband, Rick Caine. “Then we found out certain facts about his documentaries that we hadn’t known before. We ended up very disappointed and disillusioned.”"

"Yet Caine and Melnyk insist they should not be confused with the right-wing hordes who want to damage Moore."

"“If you have to sell out your values and principles to get at a greater truth, where does that leave you?” said Melnyk."

"“If we think it’s wrong for the government to lie and manipulate, how do we think that [left-wingers] doing it is the solution?”"

1 comment:

Billiam said...

Don't they know the old maxim? "Do as I say, not as I do."