Ferguson spoke with me about his new film, Obama's disappointingly silent reaction to it and why he feels this president has an even stricter "with us or against us" policy than his predecessor.
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The documentary is both amusing and riveting and people may wonder if they should have enjoyed themselves so much; after all, the story really happened and didn't come from Ferguson's imagination.
Inside Job explains complex ideas with a clarity and skill that make them comprehensible to anyone willing to pay attention. But Charles Ferguson does it in a way that doesn't dumb things down.
Like he had done with No End in Sight, his film about the failed U.S. war effort in Iraq, Charles Ferguson set out on Inside Job to document what actually caused the monumental financial collapse.
I still marvel at the simplicity and effectiveness of Al Gore and Davis Guggenheim's An Inconvenient Truth as a model of a documentary that manages to...
Green Zone is a movie which, given a stronger sense of purpose, might have recounted exactly those failings and shown in stark relief how we were hoodwinked into war.
It seems we never learn the right lessons or take the right actions to protect the majority of the populace who time and again end up taking the hit for the folly of an elite few.
Can movies inspire real change? Of course they can! Films change people, who in turn change the world. Although most folks go to the movies for entert...
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