It makes me angry too, but one scene seemed to be staged. Remember when Moore chased after Heston when Heston walked out of the interview, Moore was trying to hand him a picture of the girl who was killed? By the way it was filmed, you’d think there were two cameras, one following Heston, another one training on Moore. But when the shot was cut back to Heston, there was no camera there. So Moore must have shot the pleading scene afterwards, and spliced it in to make it seem like it was done in real time. Kinda like that scene in Broadcast News when the William Hurt character spliced in the shot with him tearing up “during” the interview.[/quote]
Pretty quick on the uptake there Inky…well done.
As a Canadian, I definitely chortled with smug satisfaction as what I have been saying for years finally began to resonate within that mass of ears south of the 49th.
Because we have no guns, we make good neighbours (with each other, not with the Americans). But what Moore missed was that Canada is not immune to these despicable gun crimes. Marc Lepine’s savage slaughter of 14 innocent women in Montreal in 1989 leaps to mind. But what may interest others is that mere weeks after Columbine, a copycat incident happened in Taber, Alberta. I think 2 were killed.
Canada came off smelling like roses in this film, but we have plenty of GSR-stained linen in our Canuckian closets as well.
Which Vonnegut book was it where all the guns had been melted into a giant bell. I like that idea.
Then again, the devil’s advocate in me should step up and say that guns kill lotsa people and if the planet is to survive, we need to thin the herd…so…are guns not ultimately helping the planet?