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Posted by on Aug 22, 2009 in Arts & Entertainment, Society | 26 comments

Michael Moore’s ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’

Moore — “the most feared filmmaker in America” — is up to his same old schtick. This time capitalism is in the bull’s eye.

I don’t always agree with him, but I am always entertained by him. This target is ripe; the film looks to be particularly engaging:

“It’s a crime story. But it’s also a war story about class warfare. And a vampire movie, with the upper 1 percent feeding off the rest of us. And, of course, it’s also a love story. Only it’s about an abusive relationship.

“It’s not about an individual, like Roger Smith, or a corporation, or even an issue, like health care. This is the big enchilada. This is about the thing that dominates all our lives — the economy. I made this movie as if it was going to be the last movie I was allowed to make.

“It’s a comedy.” — Michael Moore

He’s off on the film festival circuit. The film premier’s at the Venice Film Festival in September, moves on to the Toronto International Film Festival, and opens in the U.S. on October 2.