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Capitalism - A Love Story

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  • Actors: Michael Moore
  • Directors: Michael Moore
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Dolmen Home Video
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0043E1BB6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,803 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Sullo sfondo del passaggio di consegne tra l'entrante amministrazione del neoeletto Barack Obama e quella uscente dell'ex presidente Bush, il documentario mostra le conseguenze provocate negli Stati Uniti dalla crisi economica mondiale e le responsabilità delle Corporazioni nel disagio provocato nelle esistenze non solo dei cittadini americani ma anhe nel resto del mondo.

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Thanks to Michael Moore we have another brilliant documentary that highlights more injusticies in the political world.
The film is focussed and to the point, with snippits of humour thrown in. Anyone failing to follow this movie is clearly not concentrating!
Of course all of the salient points are backed up by alot of evidence, which is especially disheartening to the Moore-haters.
I recommend everyone to watch this movie and do their own research of the evidence, it is time we all exercised our democratic rights!

For those wanting to research more into the failures of Capitalism, I suggest you look at David Harveys book "The Enigma of Capital".
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This is a timely film questioning the appropriateness of capitalism at a time when many will be undoubtedly feeling that it increasingly a system biased in favour of the greedy and reckless at the expense of the conscientious and cautious. The theme will resonate with many in light of banking bailouts. Moore quickly highlights the reason that Capitalism has proved so popular is the way in which the many believe that they might be one of the top brass themselves one day - so don't rock the boat that you might be climbing into... The connection with Brave New World is apparent.

Moore reminds us that however this is unlikely to be the case, because the game is rigged, people like Paulson and the other top bankers are pulling the strings of global government so they will always win the game at our expense. Until the point comes when there are are so many disenfranchised `peasants' that there is an uprising.

Capitalism: A Love Story starts well, drawing parallels with the fall of Rome, and echoes of Adam Curtis's short film for Punchdrunk's "It Felt Like A Kiss", using archive material of the American Dream. It reminds us out how we are increasingly expected to work harder and longer for the money to be concentrated in the hands of the few - i.e. working more for a lower quality of life, and the hand in glove relationship between the big banks, governments and how monetary policy and the focus on financial markets. All of which has generally been at the expense of the real economy.

Moore questions what has become of the `common good': altruism, humanity, open-source. People like Dr. Salk? Where are people's champions like them these days?
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This is the first film I have seen by Michael Moore. I found it riveting from the start. It must be one of the hardest-hitting films I have ever seen. We are led through an analysis of how ever-looser regulation of banks, finance generally and companies generally led, via political corruption and negligence to a gigantic collapse in which the losers are home owners, employees and taxpayers, rather than the really or mostly guilty, meaning the politicians, highly paid suits etc. Though an American film about America, the same happened and is happening here in the UK.

Stalin is said to have said once that one human death is a tragedy, a million a statistic. That can be applied to people losing their homes of decades for such relatively piffling reasons as being unable to pay utility bills or local taxes. We read that X-thousand homes have been repossessed and it is a statistic. This film shows a few real people and for them it is, as it is for most people in such a position, tragic beyond expression. Despite the so-called "free society", these people have no recourse but to curse, look upset and to mutter about how they "should" rob a bank to get their own back...but of course will not, in almost all cases. It is a film which makes one angry at the System.

Moore notes another phenomenon common to USA and UK: the takeover of public institutions such as schools and prisons by private contractors. Dreadful and always likely to lead to dreadful results in the end.
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By Lark TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 July 2013
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I was at a time a big, big fan of Moore's movies and publishing but havent seen Sicko [DVD] and stopped reading his books after Dude, Where's My Country?, I'd always had differences with Moore but I'd started to think that he was beginning to appear like the show boating or grandstanding individual his political opponents had made him out to be.

So I was prepared for a feature that would be more Moore than anything else, with a good measure of exaggeration and sensationalism but I have to say this was actually a very good feature.

Moore is able to present how the US was able to sell the world and its public a story of what capitalism was built on profits derived from a lack of international competition and short term profiteering from pretty brutal managerialism.

The business practices of Walmart, who derived massive revenue from life insurance claims upon dead employees, airlines which underpay pilots and the subprime mortgages are used to illustrate how characterising working people and communities as "peasants" has become the norm.

There is a lot of nasty class war going on without a socialist in sight, the icing on the cake are memos from within Citibank describing the US as a "Plutonomy" and hailing the decline and demise of democracy.

By the point at which Moore is compariing deregulated finance and gansterism it doesnt seem that vitriolic at all, when he goes to a financial district to ask them to explain their loans he is probably trolling/provoking but he doesnt cut their "advice" that he stop making movies.
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