Capitalism: A Love Story is about the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). From Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan, Moore once again takes film viewers into uncharted territory. What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Today the American dream is looking more like a nightmare as families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. Moore takes us into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down. What he finds are the all- too-familiar symptoms of a love a air gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal … and 14,000 jobs being lost every day. Capitalism: A Love Story is both a culmination of Moore’s previous works and a look into what a more hopeful future could look like. It’s Moore’s ultimate quest to answer: Who are we and why do we behave the way that we do?
Michael Moore’s New Capitalism: A Love Story starts with a combination of heavyrock soundtrack and fast-track video surveillance from bank robberies – young boys move around, jump behind the barriers, grab money, threaten people with their guns, and then disappear. As an expression it is an attack on the whole banking system.
The music changes through the two hours of the film: After the rock sequences we hear a slightly comical soundtrack of school band music, before later culminating with classical tragic music – when the end of the American empire is the topic. The film’s birds-eye view flies over the area of New Orleans that was devastated as the result of hurrican Katrina. Usually really poor people are the victims of natural catastrophe – but as the film reminds us: they are also the victims of the nancial crises.
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