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Scott Francis Baker

June 27th, 2004

There are four boxes to use in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order. @ 05:47 pm

I just got back from see Fahrenheit 911 with gorgonous. While today was a totally gorgeous day outside I really wanted to see that movie. Isaac suggested that we get there about an hour early because apparently it's selling pre-sale tickets faster than Spider Man 2! When we arrived an hour before the show the show was already 50% sold out. We got our tickets and there was already a line, but we were only about 20 or so people back.

I won't ruin the movie (although there isn't much to ruin if you stay current on the news) but I will say it's an excellent movie. I tried to watch it rather critically, to see what faults people were going to find with the movie. Needless to say this movie isn't going to convince any one (that doesn't already believe) that Bush is a nutjob, but it does offer some interesting insights into his presidency and the war in Iraq. I believe that's all he's really trying to do. Just to raise awareness of how shady certain things are.

There's a very interesting segment in the movie where he tries to convince congressmen to enlist their children in the army. With a line like, "If you're so pro-war shouldn't you be the first to ship your children off?" He raises a lot of good points, and casts doubt as to the integrity of Bush, but again none of this should be news if you keep up at all. I enjoyed the movie a lot, it was emotional as well as humorous. I recommend it highly.

It should be noted that there is some graphic imagery in the movie, but then again it is a movie about war. It's nothing over the top, or without a serious point so I wasn't offended. Disturbed maybe, but that was the point.
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Date:June 28th, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)
I just picked up on the news this morning that Fahrenheit 911 only played in 900 theaters across the nation and still made #1 for the weekend.
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Date:June 28th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
The number of people that were in the theater we were at, considering it's a pretty political movie, surprised me. I was expecting more college kids/hippies but I would say that most of the crowd (more than 50%) was 40+ years old.

Scott Francis Baker