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Bowling for Columbine Presentation
Transcript of Bowling for Columbine Presentation
Moore's last words to his audience are "It was a glorious time to be an American," thus juxtaposing everything he presented in his film about the violent and unjust tendencies of Americans.
As he is saying this, Moore bowls a strike comparing himself to Erik and Dylan and recapping the points made about misconceptions throughout the movie.
"What a Wonderful World" plays for the ending credits, further musically juxtaposing Moore's point.
The viewer is left feeling convicted and pondering the rhetorical questions presented by Moore. Rhetorically Speaking... Logos, Pathos, and Ethos Logos is used in jaw-dropping auditory statistics proving Moore's point. Such as the statistic that proves the media's emphasis on criminal activity saying that the murder rate has decreased by 20%, yet murders recorded on the news have increased by 600%.
(Bowling for Columbine, Moore)
Pathos is used concurrently in this film through clips. These graphic and heart wrenching clips reveal the horrors of the effects of guns and elicit a passionate response out of the viewer.
Ethos is used repetitively by Moore by proving he is credible. Audio Effects Lily Azad Haylee Broyles Avery Brillante Katie Santerre Bibliography Word Choice and Text Lighting Camera Angles Background Overall Point Michael Moore Rhetorical Questions Ironically... Comedic Satire Moore uses repetitive satire and humor throughout the film which provides a relieving balance to the heavy issue of gun control and American violence.
He uses ironic scenes such as a man unable to buckle his belt while speaking about how he is going to protect his family.
Moore also uses outlandish clips to bring humorous disbelief to his viewers.
A clip is shown of a cartoon version of America's history to reveal it's violent and racist past. Moore begins the movie with a low angle view of the Washington Monument to symbolize America's power and justice in it's reflection yet he proves in the rest of the film that America is broken.
Eye-level and over the shoulder angles are used by Moore for interviewing one person and eye level panning is used for interviewing a group.
Moore has the cameraman zoom in on people and pictures when he wants to emphasize a point and make it stick in the viewer's mind.
Uses a high angle of SWAT Team in response to Columbine to diminish them and show they were too late. Moore uses an unusual but effective method of earning the viewer's attention. He uses soft spoken words that embed into the viewer's morality and results in an astounded response.
Moore is usually narrating, which he does effectively, but he understands when he needs to step out and let the video speak for itself.
In a dramatic scene, Moore puts a heart beat sound that beats faster as time progresses which elicits an anxious viewer. Juxtapositions Moore uses juxtapositions to shock the reader and bring an emotional response. Irony is commonly put into play through instances such as...
Columbine mascot is man holding gun.
"Yes, our children were something to fear." (Moore, Michael)
"What a Wonderful World."
http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1035518 Then how do you explain this? Rhetorical questions, when used properly, make the reader internally search for camouflaged answers yet leave them empty handed and open minded.
Why are we afraid? Moore gives his audience the answer being that Americans are afraid because the media pumps fear into their minds to attain a profit in return.
Why aren't they scared?
Who is to blame for outbreaks of violence?
http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1035537 On-screen text is rarely used in "Bowling for Columbine," it is only revealed to emphasize the number of people killed by guns of other countries in relation to America, when needed for subtitles, and when revealing the different historical tragedies to bring an emotional response. Moore's transitions greatly supplement the film due to the extremely effectual manner in which he uses them. By doing things such as showing a man saying the crime rate is lower in Canada then showing an interview of Canadian kids in the next clip, Moore keeps the viewer's attention and makes his point effectively. Moore captivates his audience by using quotations that sear into the reader's questioning morale. Such as "If more guns made people safer, America would be one of the safest countries in the world, but its the opposite." (Bowling for Columbine, Moore.) Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan. He earned the rank of eagle scout and was eighteen when he was elected into public office. He went to Catholic school and later became an author and movie director. Moore's interviews are very casual, until his interview with the NRA's president, whom he holds umbrage for. By wearing casual attire such as baseball hats, t-shirts and unkempt facial hair, his lack of professionalism is revealed. Bowling for Columbine is a satirical and thought-provoking documentary that the director, Michael Moore, uses to dive into the controversial issues of gun control and causes of violence and injustice in America. Moore ties an entire two hours worth of structure building to end the movie with an interview with Charlton Heston using his transitions and disproving Heston's points with evidence proven from earlier in the film. This method makes the reader feel umbrage toward Heston and side with Moore on his point that holding NRA rallies at the site of gun tragedies is immoral. "Bowling for Columbine" was written in 2002, shortly after the tragic Columbine Massacre. It is rated R for language and violent images. In filming the movie, Moore explores different aspects of the potential causes of violence in America. Though the movie is not centered directly around Columbine, which contradicts its title, the massacre still serves as a catalyst for the discussion on gun control and violence in America. Old black and white films were used to show America's extensive history of violence. Moore contrasts these somber settings with numerous brightly lit scenes. This accents his humorous method of attacking controversial issues. "Michael Moore." The Huffington Post. Huffington Post, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.