Michael Moore ‘Giddy’ About Occupy Wall Street
Posted on Oct 12, 2011
Nobody can say he didn’t call it, or at least call for it, as provocateur filmmaker Michael Moore explicitly declared at the end of his last documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” that he would come out from behind the camera and wait for others to join in his cause of opposing Wall Street greed before making another play for the big screen. With the Occupy Wall Street movement, Moore clearly feels like his wish has been granted, judging by his professed giddiness in this interview with The Wrap. —KA
I was instantly thrilled that there was finally a response. Not to the movie, but to the greed and corruption of the captains of industry who have overplayed their hands in the last few years.
The first time I went down there, somebody tweeted, “I saw Michael Moore, and there was so much joy on his face that if somebody took a picture, the caption should read, ‘Finally!’” And I have been kind of giddy about the grassroots nature of this, and how it’s just sprung up out of seemingly nowhere, without organization, without dues-paying members, without political leaders.
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Taking his direction: Michael Moore, pictured in New York City last month, is pleased with the Occupy Wall Street turnout across the nation.