ABSTRACT Borrowing Bill Nichols' distinction between documen-tary film and reality TV, this piece evaluates Fahrenheit 9/11 in terms of its ““reactive politics.”” Although successful, the film's political ef-fectiveness is compromised by Michael Moore's celebrity. Unable to sustain the tropes of social solidarity of his earlier films, he resorts to strategies that ultimately undermine his political objectives.
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Research Article| December 01 2005
WHY LESS IS STILL MOORE: Celebrity and the Reactive Politics of Fahrenheit 9/11
Film Quarterly (2005) 59 (2): 32–39.
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Sergio Rizzo; WHY LESS IS STILL MOORE: Celebrity and the Reactive Politics of Fahrenheit 9/11. Film Quarterly 1 December 2005; 59 (2): 32–39. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2005.59.2.32
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