Bowling For Columbine Documentary Analysis

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Documentaries make us think
I believe that documentaries make you think a specific way about a certain topic, for instance. Bowling for Columbine draws your eye to one specific topic throughout the 2 hour documentary which is the gun control in America, how easy it is to get your hands on a gun and the Columbine High school massacre in 1999. Documentaries allow you to reflect on an issue within your society and engage with the world. Documentaries help you to see the bigger picture on an issue. Documentaries allow you to develop an opinion on an issue. Michael Moore in Bowling for Columbine uses techniques to enhance the message on gun control. Michael Moore has used several different techniques that will make you think and question yourself on whether what he was saying happened as he was making the documentary or if it was copied from a few years previous to make Americans look worse. The techniques that you may notice throughout the documentary consists of visual, sounds, interviews, political, and editing. Michael Moore uses all these techniques plus more to make you question yourself on why so many American’s own guns and why they need them. Michael Moore shows in the documentary just how easy it was for him to get his hands on a gun, by going to a bank in Michigan that gives you a free hunting Riffle when a deposit of a certain amount of money is
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Michael Moore used strategic ideas to get his point across. Bowling for Columbine made me wonder why it was called ‘Bowling for Columbine’ and what the main point of the documentary was. Bowling for Columbine is an American documentary about the 1999 Columbine High School Massacre. Michael Moore focuses on the scenery and environment on which the massacre took place, taking his filming to the public to gather opinions about related issues. The film also looks into how violent the United States

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