The rise of Michael Moore in recent years has been quite a phenomenon. Some perhaps thought in the 1950s that they had seen the last cinema-style documentary. However, Mr Moore made the genre popular again, in an age when the rest of Hollywood is happiest when stripping cartoons out of the Marvel Comics stable and turning them into 3-D movies, with such entrancing dialogue as this:
Chisel-Faced Marine Sergeant: Is that clear?
Hapless Recruit on some kind of Personal Mission: Crystal.
Whatever you think of Mr Moore, and his films, he has at least enabled the expansion of the documentary movie, and perhaps cleared the path for the production and distribution of the following examination of the financial industry, Inside Job — as directed by Charles H. Ferguson — which you might want to try and catch over the next few months, in one format or another.
Here’s the trailer:
You might also be interested in a ‘Financial Sense’ interview with one of the main contributors to the movie, which you can find here:
- Investment banker Daniel Alpert, who is featured in the film, joins Jim Puplava to discuss the credit crisis and the making of “Inside Job”
The other movie documentary I’ll be trying to see, this year, is of course about the legendary Ayrton Senna, but that’s a topic for a different web site.