Did anyone see Michael Moore's controversial acceptance speech at the Oscars? If you didn't then sadly you won't see it here either. The academy refused permission for the speech to be featured as an extra, so instead we get a 12 minute interview with Moore as he goes through the moment he won the Ocsar and his speech. This is interesting but I would have enjoyed it more if we had been shown the actual speech.
The Return to Denver feature shows Moore's visit back to Denver University 6 months after the release of the movie and gives an insight into his motives for making the movie. Some of what he says during his speech is uncomfortable viewing for those with more conservative views on the world, but when we see Moore signing books for Students after the speech, he is confronted by a graduate of Columbine School and I have to say it even moved me to tears, a very touching moment indeed.
Also included as extras are a feature covering the various film festivals, an extended corporate cops feature, a 25 minute interview with Charlie Rose, a Marilyn Manson music video and finally the usual photo galleries, trailers and a final 25 minute interview including Joe Lockhart.
Bowling for Columbine raises more questions than it answers, but that is the whole point. It aims to be controversial and succeeds, it will be the subject of many arguments for many years to come. I would regard this as essential viewing and is highly recommended.
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