How Are People And/Or Places Represented In The Case Study?
The film “Sicko” is a 2007 documentry by Michael Moore, looking at the United States’ pharmecutical industry and health insurance industry. It compares the US to places such as Britain, France, Canada and Cuba, whose citizens recieve free healthcare.
People are represented in a variety of ways throughout this documentry, the first thing I noticed was the way President Bush was represented, in many of the scenes he was shown to be very casual about his position as head of the country, for example, when we were shown the scene of Bush playing golf, this could be analysed from a number of different views, for example, one person may see this as Bush neglecting his duties as president, whereas another person may see it as Bush merely taking a holiday. The view of the film maker is likely to influence the view of the audience however, and because Michael Moore seems to dislike Bush, the audience are more likely to percieve these scenes as a negative thing, rather than a positive thing.
I also noticed that in the film, the people in countries other than America seemed alot happier, i think that this has been done on purpose by the filmmaker in order to make Americans think more seriously about the state of their healthcare. Michael Moore asked an English doctor about his lifestyle, talking about weather or not he was well off and the car he drove etc. The doctor seemed to be very happy with his standard of living, whereas when Moore is talking to the citizens of America, they seem very annoyed, particularly at their government for it’s apparent lack of interest in the people’s wellbeing. This point of view, however, could be Moore influenceing the type of answer they give, in order to add support to his own point of view on the American government.
One of the first scenes in this documentry shows an American man who was in, what Moore describes as an “accident”, the scene then goes on to...