Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary

Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary

Thomas W Benson, Brian J Snee


Not afraid to take on provocative themes in American tradition, from gun violence and hard work regulations to terrorism and health and wellbeing care, Michael Moore has earned either applause and invective in his profession as a documentarian. In such polarizing motion pictures as Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Sicko, Moore has tested a different voice of radical nostalgia for progressivism, and in doing so has turn into probably the most well-known documentary filmmakers of all time.

In the 1st in-depth research of Moore’s feature-length documentary movies, editors Thomas W. Benson and Brian J. Snee have amassed best rhetoric students to ascertain the construction, rhetorical appeals, and viewers reception of those movies. members critique the flicks essentially as modes of public argument and political paintings. each one essay is dedicated to 1 of Moore’s motion pictures and lines intimately how every one movie invitations particular viewers responses.

Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary reveals not just the paintings, the argument, and the emotional appeals of Moore’s documentaries but additionally how those movies have revolutionized the style of documentary filmmaking.

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