# Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that it won't consider Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 for any Golden Globe awards because they don't give awards for "documentaries". 

Apparently they haven't actually watched the film.  (I finally saw it last week.)  Whether or not you agree with Moore, you can hardly call F 9/11 a "documentary".  It's clearly political theater, and anyone who claims it's a documentary is missing the point.  A lot of criticism that came out against the film centered on the fact that it was biased and didn't give both sides equal time.  Of course it was biased.  It's theater.  Documentarians don't pull stunts like Moore does.  Political satirists do. 

Anyway, agree with Moore or not, I think it's a bit disingenuous of the HFPA to claim that they won't consider it because it's a "documentary".

Monday, November 15, 2004 8:12:54 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I watched the film, enjoyed it, and took with with a grain of salt as I knew coming into it that it would have some huge assumptions and a sprinkle of conspiracy theory paranoia, but overall I liked it and what it was trying to do. I just had wished that Moore didn't spin it so much.

Ultimately it IS a documentary, I see it as a documentary to uncover the truth. You can create a new subcategory for it, but that subcategory will still fall under docuementary the same way that Techno,Ambient,Trance are all a subcategory of the music style "Electric".
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Monday, November 15, 2004 8:14:02 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
PS: when you said

"Documentarians pull stunts like Moore does. Political satirists do."

I think you meant

"Documentarians do not pull stunts like Moore does, Political satirists do."
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