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Gingersnap
10-01-2009, 11:34 AM
Millionaire Filmmaker Michael Moore: ‘Capitalism Did Nothing For Me’

Thursday, October 01, 2009
By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter

(CNSNews.com) -- Documentary film director Michael Moore, who has become a millionaire thanks to the profits from his movies, told CNSNews.com that “capitalism did nothing” for him.

CNSNews.com spoke with Moore on the red carpet at the Uptown Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night before the premiere of his upcoming documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story."

CNSNews.com asked: “Critics may say, when they see this movie, Michael Moore has amassed a fortune of over $50 million, some have said and –”

Moore said: “Really? Are you kidding me? Seriously? Wow. Where did it go?”

CNSNews.com then asked Moore: “Critics would say he’s [Moore] been very successful under a capitalist system. How would you justify making a movie where you paint capitalism as evil?”

Moore said: “Well, capitalism did nothing for me, starting with my first film.”

“You know, I had to pretty much beg, borrow and steal,” he said. “The system is not set up to help somebody from the working class make a movie like this and get the truth out there.”

“In fact, in Fahrenheit 9/11 if you remember, capitalism, the Disney Corporation, tried to kill that film--tried to make it so that people couldn’t see it,” said Moore. “My book Stupid White Men--Harper Collins tried to kill that book so that people couldn’t see it. It's only because I put the light of day on it and told people what was going on did people get the chance to see these things.”

According to Fortune Magazine, Moore’s films have grossed over $300 million worldwide. His highest grossing film was “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which critiques the Bush administration’s handling of the war in Iraq and earned over $200 million worldwide.

Moore reportedly was paid $21 million by Disney for producing, directing and creating the film.

Moore also earned 50 percent of the profits of his 2007 film “Sicko,” totaling $25 million plus DVD sales, according to Vanity Fair.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Moore would receive all of the profits made from DVD sales of “Sicko,” sales of which have been estimated at over $17 million.

“Look, you know, I mean, I make documentary films,” said Moore. “So, clearly, I’m not loaded in the way you described. But I do well, obviously because my films do well.”

CNS (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/54833)

marinejcksn
10-01-2009, 11:43 AM
So if Capitalism is evil...will he be showing the movie for free then?





Yeah...that's what I thought. :rolleyes:

YupItsMe
10-01-2009, 01:15 PM
CNSNews.com asked: “Critics may say, when they see this movie, Michael Moore has amassed a fortune of over $50 million, some have said and –”

Moore said: “Really? Are you kidding me? Seriously? Wow. Where did it go?”


That's a hell of a lot of Twinkies!

noonwitch
10-01-2009, 01:48 PM
CNSNews.com asked: “Critics may say, when they see this movie, Michael Moore has amassed a fortune of over $50 million, some have said and –”

Moore said: “Really? Are you kidding me? Seriously? Wow. Where did it go?”


That's a hell of a lot of Twinkies!


His house is probably worth about 1 million. He lives on Torch Lake, the big houses go for around that. I think he either owns or is an investor in the State Theater in downtown Traverse City, but that is more of a historical development/preservation than a profit-making business.


I am a fan of his movies-I don't agree with every position he takes in them. For example, I didn't like his hounding of Dick Clark in BFC, because Dick Clark owned the restaurant where the mother of the "kindergarten killer" worked. At the same time, I appreciated his profile of the Beecher community where the kindergarten shooting ocurred. Charlton Heston didn't announce he had alzheimer's until after I'd seen the movie, but in retrospect, it's kind of obvious-the fact that he let Moore into his house and did an interview without calling his lawyer first is kind of evidence of impaired judgement. The interview with James Nichols is priceless, however, as is the scene where Moore goes to the bank and gets a gun as a reward for opening an account.

If he truly has 50 million in assets, I wish he'd consider opening his own movie studio in Michigan for documentary films. The movie business is slowly expanding Detroit operations, and it is much cheaper to operate here than in CA.

patriot45
10-01-2009, 02:08 PM
That's a hell of a lot of Twinkies!



His house is probably worth about 1 million. He lives on Torch Lake, the big houses go for around that. I think he either owns or is an investor in the State Theater in downtown Traverse City, but that is more of a historical development/preservation than a profit-making business.


I am a fan of his movies-I don't agree with every position he takes in them. For example, I didn't like his hounding of Dick Clark in BFC, because Dick Clark owned the restaurant where the mother of the "kindergarten killer" worked. At the same time, I appreciated his profile of the Beecher community where the kindergarten shooting ocurred. Charlton Heston didn't announce he had alzheimer's until after I'd seen the movie, but in retrospect, it's kind of obvious-the fact that he let Moore into his house and did an interview without calling his lawyer first is kind of evidence of impaired judgement. The interview with James Nichols is priceless, however, as is the scene where Moore goes to the bank and gets a gun as a reward for opening an account.

If he truly has 50 million in assets, I wish he'd consider opening his own movie studio in Michigan for documentary films. The movie business is slowly expanding Detroit operations, and it is much cheaper to operate here than in CA.[/QUOTE]


Too funny, but I still gagged at your glowing review of that dirtbag! He admits its all lies and spliced together nonsense! He is a capialistic pig who bites the hand that feeds him. He also dresses and looks like a homeless person

BadCat
10-01-2009, 03:17 PM
He also dresses and looks like a homeless person who eats other homeless people

Fixed that for you, buddy.

stsinner
10-01-2009, 04:25 PM
Can't that fat pant load just get heart disease already.... What a disgusting pig-all he does is bash America while living a lush life from her generosity and capitalist system.

expat-pattaya
10-01-2009, 07:09 PM
I think this movie will be interesting. Nah, not to SEE, just to watch the numbers of ticket buyers. I'm thinking he is in for a rude awakening. I hope so.

ErikNikolai
10-02-2009, 03:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVLMSvWyBNA