Capitalism - A Love Story
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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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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".
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?Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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Even for those who do not like Michael Moore this film is still worth watching. I happen to love Michael Moore so it was a big hit with me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by biggest Joni fan ever
Some valid points made, but like with every Michael Moore film, he leads the audience tightly by the hand through a very biased narrative. Read morePublished 6 months ago by William Robinson
Smooth transaction, item well packed & arrived safely, A+++ Many Thanks recommendPublished 11 months ago by I. Longhurst
Very interesting and gripping documentary, Michael Moore manages to dig dirt on the highest of profiles here; if you are a fan of Micahel's work, then this is a must have.Published 13 months ago by sammo