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Jingo
2004-06-28 00:52:48 UTC
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Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America

Dean Goodman, Reuters, June 27, 2004

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20040627/ts_nm/leisure_boxoffice_dc

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Bush-bashing became the nation's favorite
spectator sport over the weekend as Michael Moore's red-hot
documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" earned more in its first three days of
release across North America than his previous record-breaking movie
did in its entire run.

According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Fahrenheit 9/11," in
which Moore takes aim at President Bush, and the war in Iraq, opened
at No. 1 after selling about $21.8 million worth of tickets in the
United States and Canada since June 25.

All told, the movie's total stands at $21.96 million, because it got a
head-start on Wednesday in two Manhattan theaters to help build more
media buzz before expanding to a relatively modest 868 theaters two
days later. (By contrast, most of the other movies in the top five
were playing in more than 2,500 theaters each.)

Moore's previous movie, "Bowling for Columbine," which nabbed the
Academy Award for best documentary last year, grossed about $21.5
million during its nine-month run, peaking at about 250 theaters,
according to Moore. That haul was a record for a documentary in
regular movie theaters.

"These are mind-blowing numbers," Moore said during a conference call,
"And the fact that all the predictions that the movie would only speak
to the choir and that it would only be those who don't like Bush
coming to the movie, I don't think have turned out to be true."

Indeed, "Fahrenheit 9/11" played strongly in big cities and small
towns, in Democrat and Republican states, said Tom Ortenberg, the
president of distribution at Lions Gate Films, one of the firms that
backed the movie.

"FAHRENHEIT" FRENZY

According to exit surveys in about 15 cities, 91 percent of
respondents gave the film an "excellent" rating, while 93 percent said
they would "definitely recommend" the film --tallies that Ortenberg
said were the best he had ever seen. The core audience was aged
between 25 and 34, he added.

Lions Gate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, partnered on the
film's distribution with IFC Films, a unit of Cablevision Systems
Corp.'s Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and Miramax co-chairmen Harvey and
Bob Weinstein. The Weinsteins bought the movie's rights with their own
money after Miramax parent Walt Disney Co. refused to let them release
it under the Miramax banner.

The Disney brouhaha, which broke in early May, weeks before
"Fahrenheit 9/11" went on to win the top prize at the Cannes Film
Festival, helped give the movie a huge public profile virtually
unprecedented for a $6 million documentary.

Moore and the Weinsteins, well-practiced masters of media spin, were
also helped in their efforts by grassroots groups from both sides of
the political fence that chimed in with their opinions. Moore thanked
his detractors for helping boost awareness and ticket sales.

While Moore has previously boasted that "Fahrenheit 9/11" would help
Bush lose his job in November, he backed down during the
teleconference, merely hoping that the film would inspire the large
non-voting bloc to be "an active participant in our democracy."
Similarly, Moore reversed himself on previously stated plans to
release the DVD version of the film in October. "No deal has been done
to do that," he said.

But one thing is certain. The Oscar race is now definitely underway
ahead of next year's Feb. 27 ceremony, with "Fahrenheit 9/11" joining
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as the highest-profile
contender. "We have big plans for the award season, absolutely,"
Ortenberg said.



***
"I think he was just having a bad day."

--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm

The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"

--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html

"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."

--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp

"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."

--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html

"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."

--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html


"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow, inarticulate man, simplistic in
speech and inauthentic in manner"

--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
Dr. John Smith
2004-06-28 00:49:48 UTC
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Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
Post by Jingo
Dean Goodman, Reuters, June 27, 2004
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20040627/ts_nm/leisure_boxoffice_dc
Post by Jingo
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Bush-bashing became the nation's favorite
spectator sport over the weekend as Michael Moore's red-hot
documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" earned more in its first three days of
release across North America than his previous record-breaking movie
did in its entire run.
According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Fahrenheit 9/11," in
which Moore takes aim at President Bush, and the war in Iraq, opened
at No. 1 after selling about $21.8 million worth of tickets in the
United States and Canada since June 25.
All told, the movie's total stands at $21.96 million, because it got a
head-start on Wednesday in two Manhattan theaters to help build more
media buzz before expanding to a relatively modest 868 theaters two
days later. (By contrast, most of the other movies in the top five
were playing in more than 2,500 theaters each.)
Moore's previous movie, "Bowling for Columbine," which nabbed the
Academy Award for best documentary last year, grossed about $21.5
million during its nine-month run, peaking at about 250 theaters,
according to Moore. That haul was a record for a documentary in
regular movie theaters.
"These are mind-blowing numbers," Moore said during a conference call,
"And the fact that all the predictions that the movie would only speak
to the choir and that it would only be those who don't like Bush
coming to the movie, I don't think have turned out to be true."
Indeed, "Fahrenheit 9/11" played strongly in big cities and small
towns, in Democrat and Republican states, said Tom Ortenberg, the
president of distribution at Lions Gate Films, one of the firms that
backed the movie.
"FAHRENHEIT" FRENZY
According to exit surveys in about 15 cities, 91 percent of
respondents gave the film an "excellent" rating, while 93 percent said
they would "definitely recommend" the film --tallies that Ortenberg
said were the best he had ever seen. The core audience was aged
between 25 and 34, he added.
Lions Gate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, partnered on the
film's distribution with IFC Films, a unit of Cablevision Systems
Corp.'s Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and Miramax co-chairmen Harvey and
Bob Weinstein. The Weinsteins bought the movie's rights with their own
money after Miramax parent Walt Disney Co. refused to let them release
it under the Miramax banner.
The Disney brouhaha, which broke in early May, weeks before
"Fahrenheit 9/11" went on to win the top prize at the Cannes Film
Festival, helped give the movie a huge public profile virtually
unprecedented for a $6 million documentary.
Moore and the Weinsteins, well-practiced masters of media spin, were
also helped in their efforts by grassroots groups from both sides of
the political fence that chimed in with their opinions. Moore thanked
his detractors for helping boost awareness and ticket sales.
While Moore has previously boasted that "Fahrenheit 9/11" would help
Bush lose his job in November, he backed down during the
teleconference, merely hoping that the film would inspire the large
non-voting bloc to be "an active participant in our democracy."
Similarly, Moore reversed himself on previously stated plans to
release the DVD version of the film in October. "No deal has been done
to do that," he said.
But one thing is certain. The Oscar race is now definitely underway
ahead of next year's Feb. 27 ceremony, with "Fahrenheit 9/11" joining
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as the highest-profile
contender. "We have big plans for the award season, absolutely,"
Ortenberg said.
***
"I think he was just having a bad day."
--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm
The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"
--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html
"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."
--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp
"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."
--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html
"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."
--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html
Post by Jingo
"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the
White House effort to
Post by Jingo
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow,
inarticulate man, simplistic in
Post by Jingo
speech and inauthentic in manner"
--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
A. Dulcimer
2004-06-28 01:04:07 UTC
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On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 00:49:48 GMT, "Dr. John Smith"
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
I see that you haven't bothered to try to refute anything that was
said the movie. How typical, another conservative ass hat who hasn't
seen the movie flaunts his ignorance.


--

Now watch this drive......
Dr. John Smith
2004-06-28 02:51:08 UTC
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Post by A. Dulcimer
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 00:49:48 GMT, "Dr. John Smith"
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
I see that you haven't bothered to try to refute anything that was
said the movie. How typical, another conservative ass hat who hasn't
seen the movie flaunts his ignorance.
Just like you liberal fucktards flaunt all common sense and condemn anyone
that doesn't see things YOUR limited way.
Post by A. Dulcimer
--
Now watch this drivel......
David Galehouse
2004-06-28 03:03:41 UTC
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Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by A. Dulcimer
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 00:49:48 GMT, "Dr. John Smith"
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
I see that you haven't bothered to try to refute anything that was
said the movie. How typical, another conservative ass hat who hasn't
seen the movie flaunts his ignorance.
Just like you liberal fucktards flaunt all common sense and condemn anyone
that doesn't see things YOUR limited way.
That was strike two. Take another swing, Doc?
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by A. Dulcimer
--
Now watch this drivel......
Jingo
2004-06-28 04:17:20 UTC
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On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 02:51:08 GMT, "Dr. John Smith"
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by A. Dulcimer
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 00:49:48 GMT, "Dr. John Smith"
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
I see that you haven't bothered to try to refute anything that was
said the movie. How typical, another conservative ass hat who hasn't
seen the movie flaunts his ignorance.
Just like you liberal fucktards flaunt all common sense and condemn anyone
that doesn't see things YOUR limited way.
Still haven't seen the movie, eh?

Jingo


***
"I think he was just having a bad day."

--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm

The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"

--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html

"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."

--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp

"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."

--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html

"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."

--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html


"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow, inarticulate man, simplistic in
speech and inauthentic in manner"

--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
AD
2004-06-28 06:00:20 UTC
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Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by A. Dulcimer
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 00:49:48 GMT, "Dr. John Smith"
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
I see that you haven't bothered to try to refute anything that was
said the movie. How typical, another conservative ass hat who hasn't
seen the movie flaunts his ignorance.
Just like you liberal fucktards flaunt all common sense and condemn anyone
that doesn't see things YOUR limited way.
Notice how the turd doesn't refute ANYTHING in the movie..LOL!!!!!!
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by A. Dulcimer
--
Now watch this drivel......
Jingo
2004-06-28 14:57:29 UTC
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Post by AD
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by A. Dulcimer
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 00:49:48 GMT, "Dr. John Smith"
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
I see that you haven't bothered to try to refute anything that was
said the movie. How typical, another conservative ass hat who hasn't
seen the movie flaunts his ignorance.
Just like you liberal fucktards flaunt all common sense and condemn anyone
that doesn't see things YOUR limited way.
Notice how the turd doesn't refute ANYTHING in the movie..LOL!!!!!!
For two reasons.

1. The film has been repeatedly fact checked.

2. He hasn't seen it.

Jingo


***
"I think he was just having a bad day."

--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm

The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"

--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html

"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."

--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp

"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."

--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html

"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."

--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html


"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow, inarticulate man, simplistic in
speech and inauthentic in manner"

--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
Gip Nacilbuper
2004-06-28 20:05:20 UTC
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Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by A. Dulcimer
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 00:49:48 GMT, "Dr. John Smith"
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
I see that you haven't bothered to try to refute anything that was
said the movie. How typical, another conservative ass hat who hasn't
seen the movie flaunts his ignorance.
Just like you liberal fucktards flaunt all common sense and condemn anyone
that doesn't see things YOUR limited way.
Post by A. Dulcimer
--
Now watch this drivel......
Yeh, "Doctor", and I'll bet you haven't even bothered
to SEE the movie! After all, Rush Limbaugh feeds you all
the right wing horseshit you care to consume.
--
"Now, watch this drive!"
Robert
2004-06-28 01:15:04 UTC
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Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
Could you name the terrorists who support this movie and give PROOF
Dr. John Smith
2004-06-28 03:09:59 UTC
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Post by Robert
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
Could you name the terrorists who support this movie and give PROOF
Are you the only one that doesn't know?
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39079
http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1240819,00.html
Gip Nacilbuper
2004-06-28 20:07:49 UTC
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Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Robert
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
Could you name the terrorists who support this movie and give PROOF
Are you the only one that doesn't know?
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39079
http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1240819,00.html
Right wing bullshit.

More goddam lies from the goddam liars.
--
"Now, watch this drive!"
Jingo
2004-06-28 04:15:08 UTC
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Post by Robert
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
Could you name the terrorists who support this movie and give PROOF
That one came from Limbaugh.

Jingo


***
"I think he was just having a bad day."

--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm

The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"

--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html

"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."

--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp

"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."

--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html

"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."

--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html


"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow, inarticulate man, simplistic in
speech and inauthentic in manner"

--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
Mack North
2004-06-28 03:26:59 UTC
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On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 00:49:48 GMT, "Dr. John Smith"
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
Stop crying. <slap> I said stop it, bitch.

---Mack
AD
2004-06-28 05:58:56 UTC
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Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
Wrong turdboy............. MILLIONS of REAL Americans are watching this movie and
thinking............
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Dean Goodman, Reuters, June 27, 2004
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20040627/ts_nm/leisure_boxoffice_dc
Post by Jingo
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Bush-bashing became the nation's favorite
spectator sport over the weekend as Michael Moore's red-hot
documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" earned more in its first three days of
release across North America than his previous record-breaking movie
did in its entire run.
According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Fahrenheit 9/11," in
which Moore takes aim at President Bush, and the war in Iraq, opened
at No. 1 after selling about $21.8 million worth of tickets in the
United States and Canada since June 25.
All told, the movie's total stands at $21.96 million, because it got a
head-start on Wednesday in two Manhattan theaters to help build more
media buzz before expanding to a relatively modest 868 theaters two
days later. (By contrast, most of the other movies in the top five
were playing in more than 2,500 theaters each.)
Moore's previous movie, "Bowling for Columbine," which nabbed the
Academy Award for best documentary last year, grossed about $21.5
million during its nine-month run, peaking at about 250 theaters,
according to Moore. That haul was a record for a documentary in
regular movie theaters.
"These are mind-blowing numbers," Moore said during a conference call,
"And the fact that all the predictions that the movie would only speak
to the choir and that it would only be those who don't like Bush
coming to the movie, I don't think have turned out to be true."
Indeed, "Fahrenheit 9/11" played strongly in big cities and small
towns, in Democrat and Republican states, said Tom Ortenberg, the
president of distribution at Lions Gate Films, one of the firms that
backed the movie.
"FAHRENHEIT" FRENZY
According to exit surveys in about 15 cities, 91 percent of
respondents gave the film an "excellent" rating, while 93 percent said
they would "definitely recommend" the film --tallies that Ortenberg
said were the best he had ever seen. The core audience was aged
between 25 and 34, he added.
Lions Gate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, partnered on the
film's distribution with IFC Films, a unit of Cablevision Systems
Corp.'s Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and Miramax co-chairmen Harvey and
Bob Weinstein. The Weinsteins bought the movie's rights with their own
money after Miramax parent Walt Disney Co. refused to let them release
it under the Miramax banner.
The Disney brouhaha, which broke in early May, weeks before
"Fahrenheit 9/11" went on to win the top prize at the Cannes Film
Festival, helped give the movie a huge public profile virtually
unprecedented for a $6 million documentary.
Moore and the Weinsteins, well-practiced masters of media spin, were
also helped in their efforts by grassroots groups from both sides of
the political fence that chimed in with their opinions. Moore thanked
his detractors for helping boost awareness and ticket sales.
While Moore has previously boasted that "Fahrenheit 9/11" would help
Bush lose his job in November, he backed down during the
teleconference, merely hoping that the film would inspire the large
non-voting bloc to be "an active participant in our democracy."
Similarly, Moore reversed himself on previously stated plans to
release the DVD version of the film in October. "No deal has been done
to do that," he said.
But one thing is certain. The Oscar race is now definitely underway
ahead of next year's Feb. 27 ceremony, with "Fahrenheit 9/11" joining
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as the highest-profile
contender. "We have big plans for the award season, absolutely,"
Ortenberg said.
***
"I think he was just having a bad day."
--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck
yourself."
Post by Jingo
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm
The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"
--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html
"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."
--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp
"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."
--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html
"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."
--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html
Post by Jingo
"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the
White House effort to
Post by Jingo
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow,
inarticulate man, simplistic in
Post by Jingo
speech and inauthentic in manner"
--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
Jingo
2004-06-28 14:56:16 UTC
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Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
Wrong turdboy............. MILLIONS of REAL Americans are watching this movie and
thinking............
Fahrenheit 9/11 Takes Even the Red States By Storm

Sharon Waxman, The New York Times, June 28, 2004

http://nytimes.com/2004/06/28/movies/28BOX.html?hp

LOS ANGELES, June 27 — Michael Moore's anti-Bush "Fahrenheit 9/11"
became the highest-grossing documentary of all time on its first
weekend in release, taking in $21.8 million as it packed theaters
across the country this weekend.

The movie, mocking President Bush and criticizing his decision to go
to war in Iraq, was No. 1 at the box office, beating out the popular
comedies "White Chicks" and "DodgeBall," which were playing on
almost triple the number of screens.

Theater owners in large cities and smaller towns reported sellout
crowds over the weekend, with numerous theaters declaring house
records.

The phenomenal opening represented a decisive victory for Mr. Moore
and for the Miramax movie executives Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who
released the film independently after it was rejected by Miramax's
corporate parent, the Walt Disney Company, as too political.

"We sold out in Fayetteville, home of Fort Bragg," in North Carolina,
Mr. Moore said on Sunday. "We sold out in Army-base towns. We set
house records in some of these places. We set single-day records in a
number of theaters. We got standing ovations in Greensboro, N.C.

"The biggest news to me this morning is this is a red-state movie," he
said, referring to the state whose residents voted for George W. Bush
in the 2000 election. "Republican states are embracing the movie, and
it's sold out in Republican strongholds all over the country."

Harvey Weinstein said: "It's beyond anybody's expectations. I'd have
to say the sky's the limit on this movie. Who knows what territory
we're in."

Mr. Moore's 2002 film, "Bowling for Columbine," had held the record
for the highest-earning documentary until this weekend, taking in
$21.6 million in its domestic run.

Market research leading up to the weekend had shown that the
documentary would rank second or third at the box office after the two
mainstream comedies. But "White Chicks" took in $19.6 million for the
weekend on 2,726 screens, while "DodgeBall" took in $18.5 million on
3,020. "Fahrenheit 9/11," rated R, was released on 868 screens.

Even rival studio executives recognized that documentary's opening as
exceptional. "This picture came from nowhere," said Tom Sherak, a
principal at Revolution Studios, which made "White Chicks." "It's what
movie viewing has become. If you make it feel like it has urgency,
people will have to go."

Attendance for "Fahrenheit 9/11" resembled nothing so much as the
other surprise movie event of this year, the fervor ignited by Mel
Gibson's movie about the Crucifixion, "The Passion of the Christ."
That film has taken in $370 million domestically and sailed to
blockbuster status on a wave of media controversy and debate.

Mr. Moore and Mr. Weinstein are masters at creating media hype, and
"Fahrenheit 9/11" benefited from the controversy over its release when
Disney declined to distribute it in late spring. The film went on to
become a sensation at the Cannes International Film Festival, where it
won the Palme d'Or in May, and was picked up for distribution by the
independent distributors Lions Gate and IFC Films, who promised to
release the film by the Fourth of July.

The movie depicts the Bush family's business ties to Saudi Arabia and
portrays the president as over his head and out of touch; Mr. Moore
goes to Flint, Mich., his hometown, to interview a devastated mother
who has lost her son in Iraq and questions what he died for.

Mr. Weinstein predicted that "Fahrenheit 9/11" would certainly take
in $50 million, and possibly $100 million. He said he expected the
film to expand to twice as many theaters next week, and ultimately to
be on as many as 2,000 screens, a scale that would redefine the
traditional reach of documentary films.

Beyond making box-office history, the movie may be seen by some as a
bellwether of political support for the president and the war. The
film's weekend success was fodder for the Sunday morning political
talk shows, as pundits wondered what the political influence of the
film might be, if any, on President Bush's re-election campaign.

Mr. Moore said that the film was a wake-up call to the pundits too. "I
can't tell you how many times in the last week I've watched
commentators say, `But people who like Bush are going to stay home.'
They broke it down that way," he said. "It was far too simplistic."

Mr. Moore said that he first got an inkling that his movie would be
more than just an average release when he learned that it had broken
the house records on Wednesday at the two Manhattan theaters where it
opened.

Then on Friday night he said he went to watch the movie at Lincoln
Plaza Cinemas, and in the middle of the screening was recognized by
audience members. "Suddenly everyone was turning around, and starting
to applaud during the movie," Mr. Moore said. "I was going, `Sit
down, watch the movie.' I had to get out of there."

He added: "Clearly something has happened here that no one expected.
And there aren't words to describe how any of us feel this morning on
hearing this news."


***
"I think he was just having a bad day."

--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm

The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"

--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html

"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."

--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp

"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."

--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html

"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."

--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html


"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow, inarticulate man, simplistic in
speech and inauthentic in manner"

--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
Red Cloud
2004-06-28 07:53:17 UTC
Permalink
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
You are fucking troller! John Smith is not even your name!
Gip Nacilbuper
2004-06-28 19:59:19 UTC
Permalink
Post by Dr. John Smith
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Fucktard liberals love movies that terrorists support.
Post by Jingo
Dean Goodman, Reuters, June 27, 2004
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20040627/ts_nm/leisure_boxoffice_dc
Post by Jingo
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Bush-bashing became the nation's favorite
spectator sport over the weekend as Michael Moore's red-hot
documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" earned more in its first three days of
release across North America than his previous record-breaking movie
did in its entire run.
According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Fahrenheit 9/11," in
which Moore takes aim at President Bush, and the war in Iraq, opened
at No. 1 after selling about $21.8 million worth of tickets in the
United States and Canada since June 25.
All told, the movie's total stands at $21.96 million, because it got a
head-start on Wednesday in two Manhattan theaters to help build more
media buzz before expanding to a relatively modest 868 theaters two
days later. (By contrast, most of the other movies in the top five
were playing in more than 2,500 theaters each.)
Moore's previous movie, "Bowling for Columbine," which nabbed the
Academy Award for best documentary last year, grossed about $21.5
million during its nine-month run, peaking at about 250 theaters,
according to Moore. That haul was a record for a documentary in
regular movie theaters.
"These are mind-blowing numbers," Moore said during a conference call,
"And the fact that all the predictions that the movie would only speak
to the choir and that it would only be those who don't like Bush
coming to the movie, I don't think have turned out to be true."
Indeed, "Fahrenheit 9/11" played strongly in big cities and small
towns, in Democrat and Republican states, said Tom Ortenberg, the
president of distribution at Lions Gate Films, one of the firms that
backed the movie.
"FAHRENHEIT" FRENZY
According to exit surveys in about 15 cities, 91 percent of
respondents gave the film an "excellent" rating, while 93 percent said
they would "definitely recommend" the film --tallies that Ortenberg
said were the best he had ever seen. The core audience was aged
between 25 and 34, he added.
Lions Gate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, partnered on the
film's distribution with IFC Films, a unit of Cablevision Systems
Corp.'s Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and Miramax co-chairmen Harvey and
Bob Weinstein. The Weinsteins bought the movie's rights with their own
money after Miramax parent Walt Disney Co. refused to let them release
it under the Miramax banner.
The Disney brouhaha, which broke in early May, weeks before
"Fahrenheit 9/11" went on to win the top prize at the Cannes Film
Festival, helped give the movie a huge public profile virtually
unprecedented for a $6 million documentary.
Moore and the Weinsteins, well-practiced masters of media spin, were
also helped in their efforts by grassroots groups from both sides of
the political fence that chimed in with their opinions. Moore thanked
his detractors for helping boost awareness and ticket sales.
While Moore has previously boasted that "Fahrenheit 9/11" would help
Bush lose his job in November, he backed down during the
teleconference, merely hoping that the film would inspire the large
non-voting bloc to be "an active participant in our democracy."
Similarly, Moore reversed himself on previously stated plans to
release the DVD version of the film in October. "No deal has been done
to do that," he said.
But one thing is certain. The Oscar race is now definitely underway
ahead of next year's Feb. 27 ceremony, with "Fahrenheit 9/11" joining
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as the highest-profile
contender. "We have big plans for the award season, absolutely,"
Ortenberg said.
***
"I think he was just having a bad day."
--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck
yourself."
Post by Jingo
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm
The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"
--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html
"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."
--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp
"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."
--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html
"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."
--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html
Post by Jingo
"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the
White House effort to
Post by Jingo
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow,
inarticulate man, simplistic in
Post by Jingo
speech and inauthentic in manner"
--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
We need you little right wing gestapos to pass some laws
requiring us to not criticize our fuckwit 'president'..
--
"Now, watch this drive!"
unknown
2004-06-28 01:04:05 UTC
Permalink
Lets see. $9 average Movie Ticket price divided by $ 21 million equals
about 2.3 million people saw it.
Since we have 300 million people in the US , that means less than 1 % of
stupid Americans saw the movie. More than 1 % of Americans believe in UFO's,
a Flat Earth , Elvis is still alive, and that the Moon Landing was a hoax .
All in all , Micahel Moron's movie attracted even fewer of the imbiciles
than one would think.

And liberals think that is a success. ROFLMAO !
Adam Albright
2004-06-28 01:58:28 UTC
Permalink
On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 21:04:05 -0400, "Another Michael Moron
Crockumentary Full of Lies & BS" <I Scam stupid people from their $$
Post by unknown
Lets see. $9 average Movie Ticket price divided by $ 21 million equals
about 2.3 million people saw it.
That in two days over two million took time out to see a documentary
is telling. Of course right wing Bush apologists will lie their ass
off and try to pretend it doesn't mean anything. Keep thinking that
way fool, then on 11/2 I'll enjoy rubbing your stupid nose in Bush
shit all the more.
Salad
2004-06-28 02:03:58 UTC
Permalink
Post by unknown
Lets see. $9 average Movie Ticket price divided by $ 21 million equals
about 2.3 million people saw it.
Since we have 300 million people in the US , that means less than 1 % of
stupid Americans saw the movie. More than 1 % of Americans believe in UFO's,
a Flat Earth , Elvis is still alive, and that the Moon Landing was a hoax .
All in all , Micahel Moron's movie attracted even fewer of the imbiciles
than one would think.
And liberals think that is a success. ROFLMAO !
Then why is the rw foamers upset about the movie? If you listen to rw
foamers on TV or radio you'd think its the end of the world for them.

Maybe it is.
jenn
2004-06-28 02:27:01 UTC
Permalink
Post by unknown
Lets see. $9 average Movie Ticket price divided by $ 21 million equals
about 2.3 million people saw it.
Since we have 300 million people in the US , that means less than 1 % of
stupid Americans saw the movie. More than 1 % of Americans believe in UFO's,
a Flat Earth , Elvis is still alive, and that the Moon Landing was a hoax .
All in all , Micahel Moron's movie attracted even fewer of the imbiciles
than one would think.
And liberals think that is a success. ROFLMAO !
yeah the movie is pretty much a total failure
Bill H
2004-06-28 02:43:57 UTC
Permalink
Huge failure. I mean, when I went to see it today, all of the seats were
full. The employees of the theater said it was an extremely popular movie
and were selling out left and right. Yep. Definitely a huge failure.
--
-Bill
Post by jenn
Post by unknown
Lets see. $9 average Movie Ticket price divided by $ 21 million
equals
Post by jenn
Post by unknown
about 2.3 million people saw it.
Since we have 300 million people in the US , that means less than 1 % of
stupid Americans saw the movie. More than 1 % of Americans believe in UFO's,
a Flat Earth , Elvis is still alive, and that the Moon Landing was a hoax .
All in all , Micahel Moron's movie attracted even fewer of the imbiciles
than one would think.
And liberals think that is a success. ROFLMAO !
yeah the movie is pretty much a total failure
Bugman
2004-06-28 03:00:57 UTC
Permalink
Post by Bill H
Huge failure. I mean, when I went to see it today, all of the seats were
full. The employees of the theater said it was an extremely popular movie
and were selling out left and right. Yep. Definitely a huge failure.
It is such a failure around here that the theatre added another showing for
all the people who aren't coming to see it.
Post by Bill H
--
-Bill
Post by jenn
Post by unknown
Lets see. $9 average Movie Ticket price divided by $ 21 million
equals
Post by jenn
Post by unknown
about 2.3 million people saw it.
Since we have 300 million people in the US , that means less than 1 % of
stupid Americans saw the movie. More than 1 % of Americans believe in
UFO's,
Post by jenn
Post by unknown
a Flat Earth , Elvis is still alive, and that the Moon Landing was a
hoax .
Post by jenn
Post by unknown
All in all , Micahel Moron's movie attracted even fewer of the imbiciles
than one would think.
And liberals think that is a success. ROFLMAO !
yeah the movie is pretty much a total failure
Adam Albright
2004-06-28 04:13:41 UTC
Permalink
Post by Bugman
Post by Bill H
Huge failure. I mean, when I went to see it today, all of the seats were
full. The employees of the theater said it was an extremely popular movie
and were selling out left and right. Yep. Definitely a huge failure.
It is such a failure around here that the theatre added another showing for
all the people who aren't coming to see it.
I wish I could "fail" like that. Lets see, I invest 6 million and in
two days I earn 21 million. In ten days I could have 200 million. The
real kicker is its going to go nuts in International release where the
world HATES Bush. Moore could pocket up to half a billion.

Boy, if I was on the board of directors of Disney I'd take Mike
Ass-ner out in the parking lot and beat him over the head with a two
by four then fire his stupid ass.

Watch for class action law suits from the Disney stockholders for the
idiots giving away a blockbuster for "political" reasons.
David Galehouse
2004-06-28 03:07:11 UTC
Permalink
"Another Michael Moron Crockumentary Full of Lies & BS" <I Scam stupid
Post by unknown
Lets see. $9 average Movie Ticket price divided by $ 21 million equals
about 2.3 million people saw it.
Since we have 300 million people in the US , that means less than 1 % of
stupid Americans saw the movie. More than 1 % of Americans believe in UFO's,
a Flat Earth , Elvis is still alive, and that the Moon Landing was a hoax .
All in all , Micahel Moron's movie attracted even fewer of the imbiciles
than one would think.
And liberals think that is a success. ROFLMAO !
What's the voter turnout, usually? Most people who will be interested in
seeing this film, vote. It want take a vary large percentage of the
population seeing this film for it to make a difference in the election.
Bush was finished anyway, this is just one more nail in the coffin. Deal
with it, you hand-wringing loser!
Mack North
2004-06-28 03:31:08 UTC
Permalink
On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 21:04:05 -0400, "Another Michael Moron
Crockumentary Full of Lies & BS" <I Scam stupid people from their $$
Post by unknown
Lets see. $9 average Movie Ticket price divided by $ 21 million equals
about 2.3 million people saw it.
Since we have 300 million people in the US , that means less than 1 % of
stupid Americans saw the movie. More than 1 % of Americans believe in UFO's,
a Flat Earth , Elvis is still alive, and that the Moon Landing was a hoax .
All in all , Micahel Moron's movie attracted even fewer of the imbiciles
than one would think.
And liberals think that is a success. ROFLMAO !
What part of "sold out" don't you understand, dipcunt?

---Mack
Gip Nacilbuper
2004-06-28 20:02:16 UTC
Permalink
Post by unknown
Lets see. $9 average Movie Ticket price divided by $ 21 million equals
about 2.3 million people saw it.
Since we have 300 million people in the US , that means less than 1 % of
stupid Americans saw the movie. More than 1 % of Americans believe in UFO's,
a Flat Earth , Elvis is still alive, and that the Moon Landing was a hoax .
All in all , Micahel Moron's movie attracted even fewer of the imbiciles
than one would think.
And liberals think that is a success. ROFLMAO !
Well, so it would have been a huge success if, say 25%
of the total population of the U.S. turned out to the 800
theatres showing it? How would they manage that, anyway, when
it was SOLD OUT?

The most satisfying part is seeing you little right wing liars
and hypocrites squirming about a MOVIE, like you've got worms in
you butts.

You, sir, are the moron - you're not even a half-wit, more like
a quarter or eighth wit..
--
"Now, watch this drive!"
C. Montgomery Burns
2004-06-28 02:49:27 UTC
Permalink
"To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to
promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this
film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that
would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an
exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit
9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity,crudely disguised as an
exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political
cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting"
bravery."-Christoper Hitchens
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Dean Goodman, Reuters, June 27, 2004
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20040627/ts_nm/leisure_boxoffice_dc
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Bush-bashing became the nation's favorite
spectator sport over the weekend as Michael Moore's red-hot
documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" earned more in its first three days of
release across North America than his previous record-breaking movie
did in its entire run.
According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Fahrenheit 9/11," in
which Moore takes aim at President Bush, and the war in Iraq, opened
at No. 1 after selling about $21.8 million worth of tickets in the
United States and Canada since June 25.
All told, the movie's total stands at $21.96 million, because it got a
head-start on Wednesday in two Manhattan theaters to help build more
media buzz before expanding to a relatively modest 868 theaters two
days later. (By contrast, most of the other movies in the top five
were playing in more than 2,500 theaters each.)
Moore's previous movie, "Bowling for Columbine," which nabbed the
Academy Award for best documentary last year, grossed about $21.5
million during its nine-month run, peaking at about 250 theaters,
according to Moore. That haul was a record for a documentary in
regular movie theaters.
"These are mind-blowing numbers," Moore said during a conference call,
"And the fact that all the predictions that the movie would only speak
to the choir and that it would only be those who don't like Bush
coming to the movie, I don't think have turned out to be true."
Indeed, "Fahrenheit 9/11" played strongly in big cities and small
towns, in Democrat and Republican states, said Tom Ortenberg, the
president of distribution at Lions Gate Films, one of the firms that
backed the movie.
"FAHRENHEIT" FRENZY
According to exit surveys in about 15 cities, 91 percent of
respondents gave the film an "excellent" rating, while 93 percent said
they would "definitely recommend" the film --tallies that Ortenberg
said were the best he had ever seen. The core audience was aged
between 25 and 34, he added.
Lions Gate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, partnered on the
film's distribution with IFC Films, a unit of Cablevision Systems
Corp.'s Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and Miramax co-chairmen Harvey and
Bob Weinstein. The Weinsteins bought the movie's rights with their own
money after Miramax parent Walt Disney Co. refused to let them release
it under the Miramax banner.
The Disney brouhaha, which broke in early May, weeks before
"Fahrenheit 9/11" went on to win the top prize at the Cannes Film
Festival, helped give the movie a huge public profile virtually
unprecedented for a $6 million documentary.
Moore and the Weinsteins, well-practiced masters of media spin, were
also helped in their efforts by grassroots groups from both sides of
the political fence that chimed in with their opinions. Moore thanked
his detractors for helping boost awareness and ticket sales.
While Moore has previously boasted that "Fahrenheit 9/11" would help
Bush lose his job in November, he backed down during the
teleconference, merely hoping that the film would inspire the large
non-voting bloc to be "an active participant in our democracy."
Similarly, Moore reversed himself on previously stated plans to
release the DVD version of the film in October. "No deal has been done
to do that," he said.
But one thing is certain. The Oscar race is now definitely underway
ahead of next year's Feb. 27 ceremony, with "Fahrenheit 9/11" joining
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as the highest-profile
contender. "We have big plans for the award season, absolutely,"
Ortenberg said.
***
"I think he was just having a bad day."
--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm
The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"
--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html
"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."
--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp
"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."
--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html
"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."
--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html
"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow, inarticulate man, simplistic in
speech and inauthentic in manner"
--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
David Galehouse
2004-06-28 03:10:39 UTC
Permalink
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
"To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to
promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this
film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that
would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an
exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit
9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity,crudely disguised as an
exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political
cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting"
bravery."-Christoper Hitchens
Yeah, but what do *you* think, Monty?
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Dean Goodman, Reuters, June 27, 2004
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20040627/ts_n
m/leisure_boxoffice_dc
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
Post by Jingo
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Bush-bashing became the nation's favorite
spectator sport over the weekend as Michael Moore's red-hot
documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" earned more in its first three days of
release across North America than his previous record-breaking movie
did in its entire run.
According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Fahrenheit 9/11," in
which Moore takes aim at President Bush, and the war in Iraq, opened
at No. 1 after selling about $21.8 million worth of tickets in the
United States and Canada since June 25.
All told, the movie's total stands at $21.96 million, because it got a
head-start on Wednesday in two Manhattan theaters to help build more
media buzz before expanding to a relatively modest 868 theaters two
days later. (By contrast, most of the other movies in the top five
were playing in more than 2,500 theaters each.)
Moore's previous movie, "Bowling for Columbine," which nabbed the
Academy Award for best documentary last year, grossed about $21.5
million during its nine-month run, peaking at about 250 theaters,
according to Moore. That haul was a record for a documentary in
regular movie theaters.
"These are mind-blowing numbers," Moore said during a conference call,
"And the fact that all the predictions that the movie would only speak
to the choir and that it would only be those who don't like Bush
coming to the movie, I don't think have turned out to be true."
Indeed, "Fahrenheit 9/11" played strongly in big cities and small
towns, in Democrat and Republican states, said Tom Ortenberg, the
president of distribution at Lions Gate Films, one of the firms that
backed the movie.
"FAHRENHEIT" FRENZY
According to exit surveys in about 15 cities, 91 percent of
respondents gave the film an "excellent" rating, while 93 percent said
they would "definitely recommend" the film --tallies that Ortenberg
said were the best he had ever seen. The core audience was aged
between 25 and 34, he added.
Lions Gate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, partnered on the
film's distribution with IFC Films, a unit of Cablevision Systems
Corp.'s Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and Miramax co-chairmen Harvey and
Bob Weinstein. The Weinsteins bought the movie's rights with their own
money after Miramax parent Walt Disney Co. refused to let them release
it under the Miramax banner.
The Disney brouhaha, which broke in early May, weeks before
"Fahrenheit 9/11" went on to win the top prize at the Cannes Film
Festival, helped give the movie a huge public profile virtually
unprecedented for a $6 million documentary.
Moore and the Weinsteins, well-practiced masters of media spin, were
also helped in their efforts by grassroots groups from both sides of
the political fence that chimed in with their opinions. Moore thanked
his detractors for helping boost awareness and ticket sales.
While Moore has previously boasted that "Fahrenheit 9/11" would help
Bush lose his job in November, he backed down during the
teleconference, merely hoping that the film would inspire the large
non-voting bloc to be "an active participant in our democracy."
Similarly, Moore reversed himself on previously stated plans to
release the DVD version of the film in October. "No deal has been done
to do that," he said.
But one thing is certain. The Oscar race is now definitely underway
ahead of next year's Feb. 27 ceremony, with "Fahrenheit 9/11" joining
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as the highest-profile
contender. "We have big plans for the award season, absolutely,"
Ortenberg said.
***
"I think he was just having a bad day."
--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm
The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"
--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html
"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."
--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp
"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."
--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html
"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."
--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
Post by Jingo
"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the
White House effort to
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
Post by Jingo
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow,
inarticulate man, simplistic in
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
Post by Jingo
speech and inauthentic in manner"
--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
Cory Bhreckan
2004-06-28 14:01:24 UTC
Permalink
Post by David Galehouse
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
"To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to
promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this
film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that
would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an
exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit
9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity,crudely disguised as an
exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political
cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting"
bravery."-Christoper Hitchens
Yeah, but what do *you* think, Monty?
If the good lawd had wanted Monty to think, he would have given him
brains.
Jingo
2004-06-28 14:58:08 UTC
Permalink
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 10:01:24 -0400, Cory Bhreckan
Post by Cory Bhreckan
Post by David Galehouse
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
"To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to
promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this
film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that
would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an
exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit
9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity,crudely disguised as an
exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political
cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting"
bravery."-Christoper Hitchens
Yeah, but what do *you* think, Monty?
If the good lawd had wanted Monty to think, he would have given him
brains.
Or tickets to Fahrenheit 9/11!

Jingo


***
"I think he was just having a bad day."

--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm

The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"

--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html

"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."

--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp

"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."

--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html

"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."

--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html


"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow, inarticulate man, simplistic in
speech and inauthentic in manner"

--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
Jingo
2004-06-28 04:16:39 UTC
Permalink
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 02:49:27 GMT, C. Montgomery Burns
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
"To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to
promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this
film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that
would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an
exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit
9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity,crudely disguised as an
exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political
cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting"
bravery."-Christoper Hitchens
Still haven't seen it yourself, eh?

Coward.

Jingo
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Dean Goodman, Reuters, June 27, 2004
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20040627/ts_nm/leisure_boxoffice_dc
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Bush-bashing became the nation's favorite
spectator sport over the weekend as Michael Moore's red-hot
documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" earned more in its first three days of
release across North America than his previous record-breaking movie
did in its entire run.
According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Fahrenheit 9/11," in
which Moore takes aim at President Bush, and the war in Iraq, opened
at No. 1 after selling about $21.8 million worth of tickets in the
United States and Canada since June 25.
All told, the movie's total stands at $21.96 million, because it got a
head-start on Wednesday in two Manhattan theaters to help build more
media buzz before expanding to a relatively modest 868 theaters two
days later. (By contrast, most of the other movies in the top five
were playing in more than 2,500 theaters each.)
Moore's previous movie, "Bowling for Columbine," which nabbed the
Academy Award for best documentary last year, grossed about $21.5
million during its nine-month run, peaking at about 250 theaters,
according to Moore. That haul was a record for a documentary in
regular movie theaters.
"These are mind-blowing numbers," Moore said during a conference call,
"And the fact that all the predictions that the movie would only speak
to the choir and that it would only be those who don't like Bush
coming to the movie, I don't think have turned out to be true."
Indeed, "Fahrenheit 9/11" played strongly in big cities and small
towns, in Democrat and Republican states, said Tom Ortenberg, the
president of distribution at Lions Gate Films, one of the firms that
backed the movie.
"FAHRENHEIT" FRENZY
According to exit surveys in about 15 cities, 91 percent of
respondents gave the film an "excellent" rating, while 93 percent said
they would "definitely recommend" the film --tallies that Ortenberg
said were the best he had ever seen. The core audience was aged
between 25 and 34, he added.
Lions Gate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, partnered on the
film's distribution with IFC Films, a unit of Cablevision Systems
Corp.'s Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and Miramax co-chairmen Harvey and
Bob Weinstein. The Weinsteins bought the movie's rights with their own
money after Miramax parent Walt Disney Co. refused to let them release
it under the Miramax banner.
The Disney brouhaha, which broke in early May, weeks before
"Fahrenheit 9/11" went on to win the top prize at the Cannes Film
Festival, helped give the movie a huge public profile virtually
unprecedented for a $6 million documentary.
Moore and the Weinsteins, well-practiced masters of media spin, were
also helped in their efforts by grassroots groups from both sides of
the political fence that chimed in with their opinions. Moore thanked
his detractors for helping boost awareness and ticket sales.
While Moore has previously boasted that "Fahrenheit 9/11" would help
Bush lose his job in November, he backed down during the
teleconference, merely hoping that the film would inspire the large
non-voting bloc to be "an active participant in our democracy."
Similarly, Moore reversed himself on previously stated plans to
release the DVD version of the film in October. "No deal has been done
to do that," he said.
But one thing is certain. The Oscar race is now definitely underway
ahead of next year's Feb. 27 ceremony, with "Fahrenheit 9/11" joining
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as the highest-profile
contender. "We have big plans for the award season, absolutely,"
Ortenberg said.
***
"I think he was just having a bad day."

--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm

The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"

--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html

"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."

--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp

"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."

--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html

"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."

--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html


"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow, inarticulate man, simplistic in
speech and inauthentic in manner"

--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
Gip Nacilbuper
2004-06-28 20:04:19 UTC
Permalink
Post by C. Montgomery Burns
"To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to
promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this
film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that
would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an
exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit
9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity,crudely disguised as an
exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political
cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting"
bravery."-Christoper Hitchens
Post by Jingo
Fahrenheit 9/11' is a Number 1 Hit Across America
Dean Goodman, Reuters, June 27, 2004
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20040627/ts_nm/leisure_boxoffice_dc
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Bush-bashing became the nation's favorite
spectator sport over the weekend as Michael Moore's red-hot
documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" earned more in its first three days of
release across North America than his previous record-breaking movie
did in its entire run.
According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Fahrenheit 9/11," in
which Moore takes aim at President Bush, and the war in Iraq, opened
at No. 1 after selling about $21.8 million worth of tickets in the
United States and Canada since June 25.
All told, the movie's total stands at $21.96 million, because it got a
head-start on Wednesday in two Manhattan theaters to help build more
media buzz before expanding to a relatively modest 868 theaters two
days later. (By contrast, most of the other movies in the top five
were playing in more than 2,500 theaters each.)
Moore's previous movie, "Bowling for Columbine," which nabbed the
Academy Award for best documentary last year, grossed about $21.5
million during its nine-month run, peaking at about 250 theaters,
according to Moore. That haul was a record for a documentary in
regular movie theaters.
"These are mind-blowing numbers," Moore said during a conference call,
"And the fact that all the predictions that the movie would only speak
to the choir and that it would only be those who don't like Bush
coming to the movie, I don't think have turned out to be true."
Indeed, "Fahrenheit 9/11" played strongly in big cities and small
towns, in Democrat and Republican states, said Tom Ortenberg, the
president of distribution at Lions Gate Films, one of the firms that
backed the movie.
"FAHRENHEIT" FRENZY
According to exit surveys in about 15 cities, 91 percent of
respondents gave the film an "excellent" rating, while 93 percent said
they would "definitely recommend" the film --tallies that Ortenberg
said were the best he had ever seen. The core audience was aged
between 25 and 34, he added.
Lions Gate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, partnered on the
film's distribution with IFC Films, a unit of Cablevision Systems
Corp.'s Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and Miramax co-chairmen Harvey and
Bob Weinstein. The Weinsteins bought the movie's rights with their own
money after Miramax parent Walt Disney Co. refused to let them release
it under the Miramax banner.
The Disney brouhaha, which broke in early May, weeks before
"Fahrenheit 9/11" went on to win the top prize at the Cannes Film
Festival, helped give the movie a huge public profile virtually
unprecedented for a $6 million documentary.
Moore and the Weinsteins, well-practiced masters of media spin, were
also helped in their efforts by grassroots groups from both sides of
the political fence that chimed in with their opinions. Moore thanked
his detractors for helping boost awareness and ticket sales.
While Moore has previously boasted that "Fahrenheit 9/11" would help
Bush lose his job in November, he backed down during the
teleconference, merely hoping that the film would inspire the large
non-voting bloc to be "an active participant in our democracy."
Similarly, Moore reversed himself on previously stated plans to
release the DVD version of the film in October. "No deal has been done
to do that," he said.
But one thing is certain. The Oscar race is now definitely underway
ahead of next year's Feb. 27 ceremony, with "Fahrenheit 9/11" joining
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as the highest-profile
contender. "We have big plans for the award season, absolutely,"
Ortenberg said.
***
"I think he was just having a bad day."
--Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) after V.P.Dick Cheney told him "fuck yourself."
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/23812.htm
The Critics on 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
"...a high-spirited and unruly exercise in democratic self-expression"
--A.O. Scott, The New York Times
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/movies/23FAHR.html
"Fahrenheit 9/11 Electrifies."
--Rex Reed, The New York Observer
http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp
"...a film that members of all political parties should see without fail."
--Roger Friedman, Faux News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122680,00.html
"... Something of Whitman, something of Twain, something of Tom Paine."
--Andrew O'Hehir
http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2004/06/23/fahrenheit_yay/index.html
"...'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to
present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow, inarticulate man, simplistic in
speech and inauthentic in manner"
--Roger Ebert
http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/cst-ftr-moore24f.html
Given Hitchens enough to drink and he'll say anything!

Having a turd like him recommend against it is a good recommendation.
--
"Now, watch this drive!"
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