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Live Poll: Michael Moore Documentaries

Hello, poll forum, another idea for your consideration, feedback welcome, thank you.

Michael Moore (born 1954) is an American documentary filmmaker, author, and activist.

Moore's written and cinematic works criticize topics such as globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, the American health care system and capitalism overall.

Moore won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Bowling for Columbine (2002), which examined the causes of the Columbine High School massacre and the overall gun culture of the United States.

He also directed and produced Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which earned over $110,000,000 to become the highest-grossing documentary at the American box office of all time.

His documentary Sicko (2007), which examines health care in the United States, is one of the top ten highest-grossing documentaries as of 2020.

In 2005, Time Magazine named Moore one of the world's 100 most influential people.

Which is your favorite Michael Moore documentary?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls507506249/

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Until I saw your poll I believed he has directed Planet of the Humans, now I see he only produced it.

My favorite out of three I have seen is Bowling for Columbine.

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Mario, congratulations!

It was very hard for me to vote. I think all his documentaries are great. Voted for Bowling for Columbine. I hope the killing stops. We got one of the most strict weapon laws in the world in Germany. So there are 129.000 up to 192.000 Weapons per homcide case, while in USA there are 24.000 up to 28.000 weapons per homicide case. But we only got around 5.5 Million firearms, while there are 243 and up to 281 million firearms in the USA. The count isn't clear, because of the soft weapon laws, there are loads of not registered weapons around. That's a big problem for the police. In Germany the police hasn't got such tremendolous problems with weapons.

When I was young someone told me to get that jump knifes and the CS gas to defend myself and I bought it. I proudly presented my new equipment to my father and he took me aside and told me to think about it. "Is that really necessary? Did you ever get into handles where you needed such things? I don't think you will get into such trouble. Please think it over and then come back to me." I thought and thought and it was pretty clear to me, that I was a moron to believe in the words of that guy who gave me fears to buy his knifes, even though I was very proud of my first "dangerous knife". I think it's something atavistic in us, that gives us safeness, when we are armed. Call me a hippie, but I would prefer a world, where people don't need any guns anymore. Sometimes it's only a mind thing to deny it.

But the aiming lesson with the airgun in the basement were a real good father-son-time.

A long text. Sorry. Only my 2ct.

In German (misuse of firearms):

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffenmissbrauch

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@Breumaster

I also voted for Columbine and I also bought a jump knife when I was young/teen and would hang out in arcades to play video games. I bought it just because I thought it would be cool. Being stupid is a prerogative of being young, I guess...

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True, true. It's up to us to prevent the worst things, now that we are grown-ups. The lesser weapons are around, the lesser stupid people will kill each other people. Only proven responsible people should be able to get a gun, if they qualify. Would you give a gun to a retarded guy? I wouldn't! This mustn't say that there are no guns anymore. But the need of it should stop. Because I love America as our liberator in WWII, I'd hope that reasonable common sense will stop that and common generations will live without fear of each other in each country of the world. But what happens in the world lies in the hands of the world population. I got nothing to decide. I'm just 1 of 8 billions.

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