Michael Moore (April 23, 1954) is an American filmmaker, author and liberal political commentator. He is the director and producer of "Bowling for Columbine", "Fahrenheit 9/11", "Sicko", and "Capitalism: A Love Story", four of the top nine highest-grossing documentaries of all time.
Michael Moore and Zappa
Moore is a Zappa fan. In his book "Stupid White Men" (2002) he devoted a small chapter about the problems of other countries around the world, including North Korea. He explained that president/dictator Kim Jong-Il is a huge movie fan and advises him to watch better movies, one of them 200 Motels:
"Now that Kim is getting in the groove—and realizing, like me, that sitting in a dark theater watching all kinds of movies can be the road to peace and tranquillity (he allegedly had two film producers kidnapped from South Korea to make documentaries in North Korea)—I have a number of ideas that may help the wacky dictator save his country from total destruction:
• Watch better movies. Kim Jong Il has got to broaden himself past the porn and John Wayne. He once remarked that he was so moved by the performance of Leonardo DiCaprio that he “probably could not bear to watch "Titanic" a second time.” We understand, Here is the list of tapes I plan to send to him instead for his viewing pleasure:
"Easy Rider"—The first thing Dear Leader needs to do is loosen up. This movie ought to help.
"200 Motels"—If Dennis Hopper can’t do the trick, Frank Zappa will."''