by Scoobie Davis
Micheal Moore's Bowling for Columbine
I saw the advance screening of the forthcoming flick by Michael Moore, Bowling for Columbine last night. Except for the couple who thought the theater was their living room and talked during the film, it was a great experience. I reccomend this film. See it. Moore is to the left of me--so I disagree with some of his conclusions--especially when he trotted out the tired, lame accusation that US policy is responsible for deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children--though the montage to Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World was powerful. It was a thought-provoking film that takes on the extremism (and insensitivity) of the NRA under Charlton Heston (Moore does an unforgettable interview with Heston). I wish that Moore had done some undercover footage of the NRA's legal seminars; the NRA talks a good game about prosecuting gun crime--at the same time, they hold seminars that help gunloons avoid convictions for crimes committed with guns.