De : Michael Moore
Todos sabemos que os americanos tem uma predilecção por armas... Mas porque?
Pois é exactamente isso que pretende descobrir Michael Moore em "Bowling for Columbine", um dos filmes mais anti-americanos que alguma vi...
Eu não tenho nada contra os americanos, sinceramente acho que são uns tipos porreiros, mas tenho que admitir que imediatamente depois de ver este filme, criei em mim um forte sentimento anti-americano (depois passou!)...
Usando como ponto de partida o massacre de Columbine em 1999, Moore inicia uma odisseia que tem como objectivo perceber as razões que levaram os 2 jovens fazer aquilo, mas principalmente perceber as razões que levam os americanos a ser tão violentos.
Com a ajuda de Charlton Weston (o então presidente da "National Rifle Association"), os criadores de "South Park", Marylin Manson e até mesmo Dick Clark (que aqui mostra a sua "outra metade") tenta-se obter respostas... escusado será dizer que não se chega a nenhuma conclusão... Mas fica a reflexão.
Um filme extremamente duro com a sociedade americana, que mesmo assim consegue momentos no minimo hilariantes (aquele tipo que dormia com a arma na almofada tinha um ar de lunatico...), que todos (sem excepção) deveriam ver!
(Mas ficam avisados que cria um forte sentimento anti-americano...)
Michael Moore: Why not use Gandhi's way? He didn't have guns, and he beat the British Empire.
John Nichols: I'm not... familiar with that.
Jogador de bilhar: They kicked me out for 380 days, or 165 days, or whatever a normal school year is.
Marilyn Manson: The two by-products of that whole tragedy were, violence in entertainment, and gun control. And how perfect that that was the two things that we were going to talk about with the upcoming election. And also, then we forgot about Monica Lewinsky and we forgot about, uh, the President was shooting bombs overseas, yet I'm a bad guy because I, well I sing some rock-and-roll songs, and who's a bigger influence, the President or Marilyn Manson? I'd like to think me, but I'm going to go with the President.
Michael Moore: Do you know that on the day of the Columbine massacre, the US dropped more bombs on Kosovo than any other day?
Marilyn Manson: I do know that, and I think that's really ironic, that nobody said 'well maybe the President had an influence on this violent behavior' Because that's not the way the media wants to take it and spin it, and turn it into fear, because then you're watching television, you're watching the news, you're being pumped full of fear, there's floods, there's AIDS, there's murder, cut to commercial, buy the Acura, buy the Colgate, if you have bad breath they're not going to talk to you, if you have pimples, the girl's not going to fuck you, and it's just this campaign of fear, and consumption, and that's what I think it's all based on, the whole idea of 'keep everyone afraid, and they'll consume.'
Chris Rock: You don't need no gun control. You know what you need? Bullet control. I think all bullets should cost $5000. You know why? If a bullet cost $5000 there'd be no more innocent bystanders.
Michael Moore: If you were to talk directly to the kids at Columbine or the people in that community, what would you say to them if they were here right now?
Marilyn Manson: I wouldn't say a single word to them, I would listen to what they have to say and that's what no one did.
Michael Moore: Do you like living here?
Canadiano: I like it very much.
[repara que a sua T-shirt tem escrito "I *coração* NY]
Michael Moore: And your T-shirt?
Canadian: The T-shirt, too.
Michael Moore: In your mind, somebody might break into your house to harm you or your family. What does that person look like?
Tipo que usa o boné que diz 'Fuck Everybody': You.
Michael Moore: Me?
Tipo que usa o boné que diz 'Fuck Everybody': Her.
Michael Moore: Her?
Tipo que usa o boné que diz 'Fuck Everybody': Him.
Michael Moore: Really?
Tipo que usa o boné que diz 'Fuck Everybody': The camera guy. Anybody. There could be a gun in the camera for all I know.