Michael Moore to tackle credit crunch
Now Michael Moore is to take on the credit crunch: his new documentary will examine the background to the global financial crisis, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Those close to the project say it will have an "end of empire" tone, although whether that refers to the end of Bush's hegemony or that of the US as superpower is unclear. ... [I]t remains to be seen how he will carve a new role for himself in the more hopeful climate created for those of a liberal persuasion by the arrival of Barack Obama in the White House.
"It's going to be hard for him," Craig Minassian, an entertainment consultant and former Bill Clinton aide, told the Reporter. "What this election shows is what's right with America, and sometimes what Michael Moore does is highlight what's wrong with America."
There is also concern that the credit crunch might have dissipated by the time Moore gets his movie into cinemas. The film-maker is said to be feverishly shooting footage in order to ensure his work remains relevant at the time of its release.
Well, we can all hope that.
NOTE It's symptomatic that we don't have a name for... whatever it is that we're in other than the anodyne "credit crunch."