Political Cinema and Culture industry: the work of Michael Moore

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Cristiane Toledo Maria (2015)
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Journal: Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC (issn: 1518-7284, eissn: 1984-784X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5007/1984-784X.2015v15n24p46
  • Subject: Cinema político | Cinema norte-americano | Indústria cultural | Language and Literature | P

This article aims to reflect upon the production of the American filmmaker Michael Moore, proposing as a central question the relationship established between art and politics in a historical moment which, on one side, points to the crisis of capitalism and, on the other side, to the political fragmentation of the working class. Focusing on the analysis of the documentaries Roger & Me (1989) and Capitalism: a love story (2009), this article is an attempt to understand the method developed by the filmmaker to deal with the crisis of representation and communication experienced by political art in the last decades, as well as the conditions of representation of class struggle in American culture industry.
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