Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Irony in Roger and Me
In Michael Moore's documentary Roger and Me Moore uses irony to help show his point in the film. One case of irony is when Moore is filming all of the abandoned houses in Flint and while he is doing that he is playing the soundtrack Wouldn't it be nice by the Beatles. This is ironic because most people would associate that song with being positive and happy but the scene is sad and disappointing because all of the abandoned houses that are empty and run down. Showing these houses catches the viewers attention and when they hear the music they start to think more about the meaning of it. Another bit of irony is when the last truck is coming off the assembly line. As this happens all the employees are cheering and celebrating that last truck but in reality like the one man said they are cheering that they just lost their job. The viewer at first thinks this is a happy occasion and something good but having the one man point out they are celebrating the end of their jobs brings the audience back to reality that life isn't good in Flint.
Posted by Jarrod Pollock at 7:16 AM