These are the sources and citations used to research How Michael Moore's Narratives Engage the Viewer. This bibliography was generated on Cite This For Me on
“’Roger & Me’ is… rich with stylistic techniques that help to emphasize Moore’s thesis without boring his audience. By using both the expository and interactive modes, Moore eloquently tells us a story…"
In-text: (Michael Moore's Use of Expository and Interactive Modes in Roger & Me, 2018)
Your Bibliography: Angelfire.com. 2018. Michael Moore's Use of Expository and Interactive Modes in Roger & Me. [online] Available at: <http://www.angelfire.com/film/articles/moore.htm> [Accessed 15 April 2018].
“It’s possible to tell a great story that fundamentally misrepresents the material that was filmed” "Heston unexpectedly answers, and furthermore agrees to be interviewed. These are reversals because the audience is likely to think that Moore will get either no response or a negative one”
In-text: (Bernard, 2004)
Your Bibliography: Bernard, S., 2004. Documentary storytelling for film and videomakers. Burlington, MA: Focal Press, pp.43 / 167.
“Roger and Me is not a documentary… (it is) a documentary told with a narrative style”
In-text: (Bernstein, 2018)
Your Bibliography: Bernstein, M., 2018. Roger and Me: Documentaphobia and mixed Modes. Journal of Film and Video, 41.6, p.3.
“Moore frankly acknowledges his role his role as a character narrator. He starts the film with his reminiscences of growing up in Flint, Michigan”. “You always hear things like we need to put more energy into this scene… This can translate to quick editing, where you go back and forth like a ping pong match”
In-text: (Bordwell, Thompson and Smith, 2017)
Your Bibliography: Bordwell, D., Thompson, K. and Smith, J., 2017. Film art. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, pp.81 / 246.
In-text: (Bowling For Columbine, 2002)
Your Bibliography: Bowling For Columbine. 2002. [film] Directed by M. Moore. Flint, Michigan: Dog Eat Dog.
“Moore’s David is seen to be fighting alone against the General Motors Goliath” “The on-screen image that is cultivated is full of a kind of irony, invective and comedy that can only be conveyed by the posing as the man in the street with a personal amateurish grudge.” “Moore’s vérité investigative-style interviewing involves **‘switching them into a line of enquiry that they have neither prepared for nor find it convenient to respond to’"
In-text: (Chapman, 2007)
Your Bibliography: Chapman, J., 2007. Documentary in practice. Cambridge: Polity, p.108.
“(What ‘Roger and Me’ provides) is both more important and more rare than facts. It supplies poetry, a viewpoint, indignation, opinion, anger and humor”
In-text: (Ebert, 2018)
Your Bibliography: Ebert, R., 2018. Attacks on 'Roger & Me' completely miss point of film | Roger Ebert's Journal | Roger Ebert. [online] Rogerebert.com. Available at: <https://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/attacks-on-roger-and-me-completely-miss-point-of-film> [Accessed 15 April 2018].
“This technique is frequently used by Moore and others, and can result in an engaging narrative and the revealing of deeply personal stories"
In-text: (Galloway, McAlpine and Harris, 2007)
Your Bibliography: Galloway, D., McAlpine, K. and Harris, P., 2007. From Michael Moore to JFK Reloaded: Towards a working model of interactive documentary. Journal of Media Practice, 8(3), pp.325-339.
In-text: (Jordan, 2013)
Your Bibliography: Jordan, A., 2013. Michael Moore's 'Roger & Me' (1989). [online] International Documentary Association. Available at: <https://www.documentary.org/magazine/michael-moores-roger-me-1989> [Accessed 15 April 2018].
In-text: (Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail, 2011)
Your Bibliography: Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail. 2011. [DVD] Directed by E. Cooper. Miami, Florida: BBC.
“Michael Moore portrays a socially conscious nebbish who will do anything to get to the bottom of pressing social concerns”
In-text: (Nichols, 2017)
Your Bibliography: Nichols, B., 2017. Introduction to documentary. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, p.13.
In-text: (Bernstein and Ebert on 'Roger and Me', 2018)
Your Bibliography: Nonfictionfilmhistory.blogspot.co.uk. 2018. Bernstein and Ebert on 'Roger and Me'. [online] Available at: <https://nonfictionfilmhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/bernstein-and-ebert-on-roger-and-me.html> [Accessed 15 April 2018].
“The Michigan Militia was created in the wake of the Ruby Ridge massacre in Idaho in 1992.”
In-text: (BFI | Sight & Sound | The Egos Have Landed, 2012)
Your Bibliography: Old.bfi.org.uk. 2012. BFI | Sight & Sound | The Egos Have Landed. [online] Available at: <http://old.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/feature/37> [Accessed 15 April 2018].
“(Roger and Me is) part Historical narrative focusing on the fate of Flint, Michigan… but is also part autobiography” “He shows us boarded up stores in Main Street; unoccupied houses, vacant and dilapidated; a rat population in Flint that outnumbers the human population by 50,000.”
In-text: (Orvell, 1994)
Your Bibliography: Orvell, M., 1994. Documentary Film and the Power of Interrogation: "American Dream" & "Roger and Me." Film Quarterly, 48(2), p.15.
In-text: (Roger and Me, 1989)
Your Bibliography: Roger and Me. 1989. [film] Directed by M. Moore. Flint, Michigan: Dog Eat Dog.
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