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Parallel LinesPost-9/11 American Cinema$
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Guy Westwell

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172035

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172035.001.0001

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Conspiracy

Conspiracy

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(p.59) Conspiracy
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Parallel Lines
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Guy Westwell

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172035.003.0004

This chapter explores a range of films that seek to reveal a more complex reality to be found by resisting, refusing, and digging through the officially endorsed accounts of 9/11. Michael Moore's polemic documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 is a reminder of the divided political climate that had developed in the three years after 9/11. The film suggests how the public sphere had been co-opted by a self-serving political elite, and how seductive media images and spin had been used to exploit the events of 9/11 in order to embark on an imperialist war in the Middle East. A number of web-based conspiracy films were also produced, including 9/11: In Plane Site, The Elephant in the Room, and the most widely viewed Loose Change, which claim that the official version of 9/11 was some kind of cover up.

Keywords:   Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11, imperialist war, Middle East, conspiracy films, cover up, The Elephant in the Room, Loose Change

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