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The official Fahrenheit 9/11 reader /
Michael Moore.
edition
1st Simon & Schuster Paperbacks ed.
imprint
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004.
description
xvii, 363 p. : ill.
ISBN
0743272927 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004.
isbn
0743272927 (pbk.)
general note
Includes screenplay.
catalogue key
5286406
A Look Inside
About the Author
BIH Author Biography
Michael Moore has won an Oscar (Bowling for Columbine), an Emmy (TV Nation), a Palme d'Or at Cannes (Fahrenheit 9/11), and the British Book of the Year 2003 award (Stupid White Men). He was an Eagle Scout, a seminarian, and the first eighteen-year-old elected to public office. He has never bowled over 200.
Excerpts
Excerpt from Book
from Fahrenheit 9/11 -- The Screenplay PART IFahrenheit 9/11 -- The ScreenplayNarrated by Michael Moore Fireworks and confetti fly through the air as a triumphant Al Gore cheers at a podium with FLORIDA VICTORY sign in background -- he is flanked by celebrities NARRATION Was it all just a dream? AL GORE God bless you, Florida! Thank you. NARRATION Did the last four years not really happen? Look, there's Ben Affleck, he's often in my dreams. And the Taxi Driver guy, he was there, too, and Little Stevie Wonder, he, he seemed so happy, like, like a miracle had taken place. Was it a dream?Or was it real? It was election night 2000, and everything seemed to be going as planned. News clip montage TOM BROKAW (NBC NEWS) In New York, Al Gore is our projected winner. DAN RATHER (CBS NEWS) The Garden State is green for Gore. We project that Mr. Gore is the winner in Delaware. This state has voted with the winner.Excuse me one second, I'm so sorry to interrupt you. Mike, you know I wouldn't do this if it weren't big. Florida goes for Al Gore. JUDY WOODRUFF (CNN NEWS) CNN announces that we call Florida in the Al Gore column. NARRATION Then something called the FOX News Channel called the election in favor of the other guy. BRIT HUME (FOX NEWS) I interrupt you, FOX News now projects George W. Bush the winner in Florida and thus it appears the winner of the presidency of the United States. NARRATION All of a sudden, the other networks said, "Hey! If FOX said it, it must be true!" TOM BROKAW All of us at the networks made a mistake, and projected Florida in the Al Gore column. It was our mistake. Shot of John Ellis working at phones and TV monitors on Election Night NARRATION Now, what most people don't know is that the man who was in charge of the decision desk at FOX that night, the man who called it for Bush, was none other than Bush's first cousin John Ellis. How does someone like Bush get away with something like this. News clip of Bush cackling NARRATION Bush brothers sitting on plane Well, first, it helps if your brother is the governor of the state in question. GEORGE W. BUSH You know something, we are gonna win Florida. Mark my words. You can write it down. NARRATION Shots of Katherine Harris, Database Technologies, and voters at polls Second, make sure the chairman of your campaign is also the vote countin' woman and that her state has hired a company that's gonna knock voters off the rolls who aren't likely to vote for you. You can usually tell them by the color of their skin. Then make sure your side fights like it's life or death. JAMES BAKER (FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, BUSH LAWYER) I think all this talk about legitimacy is way overblown. CROWD PROTESTING FLORIDA RECOUNT President Bush! President Bush! Copyright copy; 2004 by Michael Moore
Excerpt from Book
from Fahrenheit 9/11 -- The Screenplay PART IFahrenheit 9/11 --The ScreenplayNarrated by Michael Moore Fireworks and confetti fly through the air as a triumphant Al Gore cheers at a podium with FLORIDA VICTORY sign in background -- he is flanked by celebrities NARRATION Was it all just a dream? AL GORE God bless you, Florida! Thank you. NARRATION Did the last four years not really happen? Look, there's Ben Affleck, he's often in my dreams. And the Taxi Driver guy, he was there, too, and Little Stevie Wonder, he, he seemed so happy, like, like a miracle had taken place. Was it a dream?Or was it real?It was election night 2000, and everything seemed to be going as planned. News clip montage TOM BROKAW (NBC NEWS) In New York, Al Gore is our projected winner. DAN RATHER (CBS NEWS) The Garden State is green for Gore.We project that Mr. Gore is the winner in Delaware. This state has voted with the winner.Excuse me one second, I'm so sorry to interrupt you. Mike, you know I wouldn't do this if it weren't big. Florida goes for Al Gore. JUDY WOODRUFF (CNN NEWS) CNN announces that we call Florida in the Al Gore column. NARRATION Then something called the FOX News Channel called the election in favor of the other guy. BRIT HUME (FOX NEWS) I interrupt you, FOX News now projects George W. Bush the winner in Florida and thus it appears the winner of the presidency of the United States. NARRATION All of a sudden, the other networks said, "Hey! If FOX said it, it must be true!" TOM BROKAW All of us at the networks made a mistake, and projected Florida in the Al Gore column. It was our mistake. Shot of John Ellis working at phones and TV monitors on Election Night NARRATION Now, what most people don't know is that the man who was in charge of the decision desk at FOX that night, the man who called it for Bush, was none other than Bush's first cousin John Ellis. How does someone like Bush get away with something like this. News clip of Bush cackling NARRATION Bush brothers sitting on plane Well, first, it helps if your brother is the governor of the state in question. GEORGE W. BUSH You know something, we are gonna win Florida. Mark my words. You can write it down. NARRATION Shots of Katherine Harris, Database Technologies, and voters at polls Second, make sure the chairman of your campaign is also the vote countin' woman and that her state has hired a company that's gonna knock voters off the rolls who aren't likely to vote for you. You can usually tell them by the color of their skin. Then make sure your side fights like it's life or death. JAMES BAKER (FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, BUSH LAWYER) I think all this talk about legitimacy is way overblown. CROWD PROTESTING FLORIDA RECOUNT President Bush! President Bush! Copyright copy; 2004 by Michael Moore
First Chapter
from Fahrenheit 9/11 -- The ScreenplayPART I

Fahrenheit 9/11 --

The Screenplay

Narrated by Michael Moore

Fireworks and confetti fly through the air as a triumphant Al Gore cheers at a podium with FLORIDA VICTORY sign in background -- he is flanked by celebrities

NARRATIONWas it all just a dream?AL GOREGod bless you, Florida! Thank you.NARRATIONDid the last four years not really happen? Look, there's Ben Affleck, he's often in my dreams. And the Taxi Driver guy, he was there, too, and Little Stevie Wonder, he, he seemed so happy, like, like a miracle had taken place. Was it a dream?

Or was it real?

It was election night 2000, and everything seemed to be going as planned.

News clip montage

TOM BROKAW (NBC NEWS)In New York, Al Gore is our projected winner.DAN RATHER (CBS NEWS)The Garden State is green for Gore.

We project that Mr. Gore is the winner in Delaware. This state has voted with the winner.

Excuse me one second, I'm so sorry to interrupt you. Mike, you know I wouldn't do this if it weren't big. Florida goes for Al Gore.

JUDY WOODRUFF (CNN NEWS)CNN announces that we call Florida in the Al Gore column.NARRATIONThen something called the FOX News Channel called the election in favor of the other guy.BRIT HUME (FOX NEWS)I interrupt you, FOX News now projects George W. Bush the winner in Florida and thus it appears the winner of the presidency of the United States.NARRATIONAll of a sudden, the other networks said, "Hey! If FOX said it, it must be true!"TOM BROKAWAll of us at the networks made a mistake, and projected Florida in the Al Gore column. It was our mistake.

Shot of John Ellis working at phones and TV monitors on Election Night

NARRATIONNow, what most people don't know is that the man who was in charge of the decision desk at FOX that night, the man who called it for Bush, was none other than Bush's first cousin John Ellis. How does someone like Bush get away with something like this.

News clip of Bush cackling

NARRATION

Bush brothers sitting on plane

Well, first, it helps if your brother is the governor of the state in question.GEORGE W. BUSHYou know something, we are gonna win Florida. Mark my words. You can write it down.NARRATION

Shots of Katherine Harris, Database Technologies, and voters at polls

Second, make sure the chairman of your campaign is also the vote countin' woman and that her state has hired a company that's gonna knock voters off the rolls who aren't likely to vote for you. You can usually tell them by the color of their skin. Then make sure your side fights like it's life or death.JAMES BAKER (FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, BUSH LAWYER)I think all this talk about legitimacy is way overblown.CROWD PROTESTING FLORIDA RECOUNTPresident Bush! President Bush!

Copyright © 2004 by Michael Moore

Reviews
Review Quotes
"I think every American ought to see it." -- President Bill Clinton on Fahrenheit 9/11
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PW Annex Reviews, November 2004
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Summaries
Back Cover Copy
The Official Guide to Fahrenheit 9/11 The Cannes Film Festival jury voted unanimously to award the 2004 Best Picture Award to Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11. Since then it has gone on to smash all box office records for a documentary and created an international discussion about the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader is a powerful and informative book that includes the complete screenplay of the most provocative film of the year. The book also includes extensive sources that back up all facts in the film, as well as articles, letters, photos, and cartoons about the most influential documentary of all time.
Long Description
THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO FAHRENHEIT 9/11 The Cannes Film Festival jury voted unanimously to award the 2004 Best Picture Award to Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11. Since then it has gone on to smash all box office records for a documentary and created an international discussion about the Bush administration and the war in Iraq.The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Readeris a powerful and informative book that includes the complete screenplay of the most provocative film of the year. The book also includes extensive sources that back up all facts in the film, as well as articles, letters, photos, and cartoons about the most influential documentary of all time.
Main Description
THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO FAHRENHEIT 9/11The Cannes Film Festival jury voted unanimously to award the 2004 Best Picture Award to Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11. Since then it has gone on to smash all box office records for a documentary and created an international discussion about the Bush administration and the war in Iraq.The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Readeris a powerful and informative book that includes the complete screenplay of the most provocative film of the year. The book also includes extensive sources that back up all facts in the film, as well as articles, letters, photos, and cartoons about the most influential documentary of all time.
Unpaid Annotation
THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO FAHRENHEIT 9/11 The Cannes Film Festival jury voted unanimously to award the 2004 Best Picture Award to Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11. Since then it has gone on to smash all box office records for a documentary and created an international discussion about the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. "The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader" is a powerful and informative book that includes the complete screenplay of the most provocative film of the year. The book also includes extensive sources that back up all facts in the film, as well as articles, letters, photos, and cartoons about the most influential documentary of all time.
Table of Contents
Foreword : "the work of a patriot," John Berger
Fahrenheit 9/11 - the screenplayp. 1
Fahrenheit 9/11 - the backup and evidencep. 131
What the public thought of Fahrenheit 9/11p. 187
Essays and critiques of Fahrenheit 9/11p. 227
Beyond Fahrenheit 9/11 - more writings on the issues from the filmp. 257
Cartoons and photographsp. 339
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