‘Not a Stupid White Man: The Democratic Context of Michael Moore’s Documentaries’

Misiak, Anna (2005) ‘Not a Stupid White Man: The Democratic Context of Michael Moore’s Documentaries’. Journal of Popular Film and Television, 33 (3). pp. 160-168. ISSN 0195-6051

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Abstract / Summary

In this short-length study the author presents the award winning documentary film director Michael Moore as a social phenomenon. His controversial documentary works and public speeches are shown in the context of American democracy. Moore’s output is seen through the prism of cultural hegemony as described by Antonio Gramsci. First delivered as a conference speech in Warsaw Poland (Polish American Studies Association, 2004), this work employs an original interpretation of the directors’ popularity and the controversies he instigates. It attempts at theorising the leftist director-star popularity phenomena.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.3200/JPFT.33.4.160-168
Additional Information: The piece has been simultaneously published in the Philadelphia listed peer reviewed academic journal and online at www.findarticles.com. Since then it has been listed in various academic databases and bibliographies on documentary cinema. At the same time it has not been neglected by more popular culture oriented film studies readers, as quite a few on-line quotations from it prove.
ISBN: 01956051
ISSN: 0195-6051
Depositing User: Anna Misiak
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 13:55
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:03
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/486

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