Film analysis: "Bowling for Columbine"

Key questions:

Bowling for Columbine

 

  1. Name a scene from the film which you find particularly interesting, striking, funny or moving and explain why you like it.
  2. Were there any scenes which you found unpleasant, embarrassing, provoking or in bad taste? Explain why.
  3. Name some of the arguments for owning a gun mentioned in the film.
  4. What does the film say about the possible reasons for a tragedy like the one at Columbine High School? (You should take into consideration the whole portrait of Littleton, Colerado and make a note not only of what is said, but also of the pictures and the music.)
  5. According to Michael Moore, why does America have so many gun murders compared to countries like for instance Germany, Great Britain and Canada? Comment on the views stated in the film.
  6. Note all references to and scenes with Charlton Heston. It might be said that he is one of the "villains" of the film. Do you think Michael Moore is justified in exposing him like this?
  7. Has anything at all similar to the Columbine killings happened in your country?
  8. What is the situation in your own country concerning gun murders, possession of firearms and gun control?

 

results from Paderewski secondary school (Poland):

What is the situation in your own country concerning gun murders, possession of firearms and gun control?

Were there any scenes which you found unpleasant, embarrassing, provoking or in bad taste? Explain why.

Note all references to and scenes with Charlton Heston. It might be said that he is one of the "villains" of the film. Do you think Michael Moore is justified in exposing him like this?

Has anything at all similar to the Columbine killings happened in your country?

Name a scene from the film which you find particularly interesting, striking, funny or moving and explain why you like it.