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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:44 PM
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Does a DU reader *need* to see F9/11?
Don't get me wrong: I want to see F9/11. I know I will buy it on DVD when it comes out.

And I have been sending all of my freeper co-workers to it. Some of them aren't freepers anymore.

But in the greater scheme of things, will I, a faithful DU, Bartcop and Buzzflash reader, learn anything new from watching this movie that would necessitate my presence at the theatre?
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mstrsplinter326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:46 PM
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1. learn? no. Inspiration? HELL YEAH!
(In the words of stone cold steve austin)
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:46 PM
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2. YES!!
first, give some money with your ticket to "the cause"

second, what you and i have known for the past 4 years+, to see it compressed into 2 hours, is maybe the most INTENSE 2 HOURS you will ever experience!

yes. see it.

and i'll bet there is something new for you. for me, it was James R. Bath

:scared:
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democratreformed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:56 PM
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13. That was a new one for me too.
And the older man who was harassed for speaking out in an excercise facility. That's just one of the little things that really hit home.
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curlyred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:47 PM
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3. New? probably not
But it's a powerful presentation of things you already know, tied together in a way that is mind boggling.
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:48 PM
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4. knowing something
and SEEING it are very different.

you've NEVER seen * sitting in the school on a BIG screen...

see it, I learned a little but the impact was still huge
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:48 PM
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5. Probably Not, But You Might Miss The Cultural Meme By Not Participating
That is probably worth the price of admission alone.

------
Never Forget The Face Of American Fascism
'THIS IS NO DIFFERENT THAN WHAT HAPPENS AT THE SKULL & BONES INITIATION...I'M TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE HAVING A GOOD TIME. THESE PEOPLE -- YOU EVER HEARD OF EMOTIONAL RELEASE? YOU EVER HEARD OF NEEDING TO BLOW SOME STEAM OFF?'
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:50 PM
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7. One of the most inspirational events that I've ever been too
sold out house and the applause at the end was fantastic...
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Greedy Oil Puritan Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:52 PM
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12. I saw the Passion for that reason...
Please don't crucify me.
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:49 PM
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6. Yes

Where I work, I am surrounded by rightwingers, I can't describe the buzz I got from a theater full of folks applauding. Plus, there are laugh-out-loud parts of it too, you may not learn any new facts, but you will take something away from it above & beyond that.
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:50 PM
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8. Yes the more it makes the closer it gets to beating "The Passion"
which the Freepers have annexed as their film.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:51 PM
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9. It is very moving, it is great to see w a group
It is a real emotional experience. . .you will laugh you will cry you will get angry. It is important to see a lot of things Moore has collected.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:51 PM
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10. Maybe not....but there will be things you have never seen.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:51 PM
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11. To witness history first hand.
F9/11 is the first movie I have seen in the movie house in over a decade. I too usually wait until they come out in other formats, but it's worth seeing on the big screen with the dolby sound effects. DVD won't give you the entire sensation that the movie theater does. Really! It was also nice to share with others the applause at the end.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:01 PM
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14. I didn't learn about anything "new" BUT it was well worth it.
I think the biggest value of the film, often unstated by commentators, is the way Moore ties everything together in terms of BushCo's alliance with the Saudis -- that seems to drive almost everything Smirk does. That, to me, was a very compelling insight.

Plus, by going to see the movie you'll be contributing to the cultural event that **IS** F911. You'll be causing immeasurable heartburn to the wingnuts. You'll be doing your part to strike fear into the current misAdministration and its "re"election campaign.

And it will energize you. By all means, GO SEE IT. I did. And I plan to buy the DVD the day it comes out.

Bake
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maggrwaggr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:08 PM
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15. Just saw it two days ago, wondered the same thing -- answer is YES
You have to see it.

Even if you learn nothing new, seeing this movie is a real visceral experience.

It's hard to explain, but you'll know what I mean after you see it.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:08 PM
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16. Don't miss the chance to see everything you've been wanting to see
played out together on the big screen.


Everything you wanted the media to show..and connect...connected.

It's like seeing your child bloom and grow. And the sense of "you're not alone" is so strong.

You want that feeling......you really do. You need it too....you just don't know it yet...but you will. :)
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Stew225 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:09 PM
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17. I don't think I needed to see it but I took
other people with me and they were enlightened. Frankly, I didn't learn anything knew from it.
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:29 PM
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18. I have not seen it either.... I am squimish.........I avoid graphic
blood, guts and violence....now if people could tell me where to shut my eyes and not have to see the violent parts.....I am just afraid it will scare me to death....

yes I know it is going on and like I tell people...show me the bomb or bullet that god has approved......

there are some who have graphic pictures in their sig line...I came across one last nighh..... I know they are not fake....I can not get the images out of my head....

The movie the birds scared the living day lights out of me....
night of the living dead.....I couldn't eat chicken or turkey for months

harry potter....I got scared in that film....lots....

I keep picking up the bits and pieces people post but..... don't know if I can bring myself to go....

maybe on rental....but your right the bigger part of it is the experience of watching it with others...
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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:56 PM
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22. I didn't take my wife because she doesn't like graphic war
scenes and she thought it would bother her. But after seeing it for myself I wish she had gone. It wasn't bad at all, very moving and funny.
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BTFSTL Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:51 PM
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19. First post here...if you don't see F9/11
Hello all, this is my first post here at DU.

I saw F9/11 a couple of weeks ago at a multiplex in the east-central Illinois college town (no, NOT Champaign-Urbana) I live in. It was a late show and it had just opened a day or two before. I'd say there were about 30-40 folks in the theater.

Most of the stuff I saw I had already read about from other sources, but to me, if you do NOT see F9/11, you are doing yourself a grave disservice!

This may well be one of the most important filsm made in quite some time, in my opinion.
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:53 PM
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20. welcome to DU!
dive in! :hi:
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:03 PM
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25. Welcome to DU!
:)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:34 PM
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26. Hi BTFSTL!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:54 PM
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21. YES,
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:59 PM
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23. Yes
DU lets us see the little pieces. MM has stitched it all together with visual and a sound track.

Besides, you get to cry.
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:00 PM
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24. It's powerful
I am a true believer and I've seen it twice. It's one thing to read about these things, it's one thing to talk about them here, but to see how Moore lays them out in film, well, it's breathtaking.

Go. See it. Yesterday. Seriously. But be prepared to be even more angry and disgusted than you are now. Yep, even MORE.

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legin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:00 PM
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27. Yes, absolutely Yes
Saw it a few days ago in London. It's a really great movie and I saw all the things I've seen talked about here, like Ashcroft singing, bush*'s "now watch this drive", etc.

Although it's probably not quite the right thing to say, it is exceedingly entertaining, Moore is an exellent movie maker.

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Tracer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:13 PM
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28. You might not learn anything that you ...
... didn't already know, but for 10 bucks, you'll see it all in one place.

I had never seen the infamous clip of * stumbling all over himself "fool me ..." and that was worth the price of admission all by itself.

BTW are you the jmowreader of the old Quark Sofa gang?
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