Capitalism: A Love Story Aims to Cover All the Bases
Posted 08.18.09 by reelz
We still haven't seen a proper trailer for Michael Moore's new documentary Capitalism: A Love Story. Asking for handouts for beleaguered CEO's, while amusing, doesn't really count. Still, it's pretty clear that it will deal with the roots of the current economic crisis in a signature Moore fashion.
Without getting too much into the details, Moore went a little further, telling Entertainment Weekly that the movie aims to stitch together a bewildering array of genres:
It's a crime story ... But it's also a war story about class warfare. And a vampire movie, with the upper 1 percent feeding off the rest of us. And, of course, it's also a love story. Only it's about an abusive relationship ...
He goes on to describe this movie as the culmination of his life's work:
It's not about an individual, like [former GM CEO] Roger Smith, or a corporation, or even an issue, like health care," he says. "This is the big enchilada. This is about the thing that dominates all our lives — the economy. I made this movie as if it was going to be the last movie I was allowed to make.
Careful to allay concerns that he might be getting too serious or too boring, he concludes with a reminder that it's a comedy too.