Graphic design response to Bowling for Columbine

Essay by robins78University, Bachelor'sA+, January 2003

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Bowling For Columbine was an intense experience for me. Horrific images flew across the screen making my heart drop a few beats. The movie was laid out throwing humor at us at every available moment, I noticed that throughout most of the movie people were laughing, but then when the movie got out the realization of what they just watched hit them. The crowd that seemed so cheery and uppity came out of the small cramped theatre with a sullen look on their faces.

This movie was a roller coaster ride of human history, violence, and paranoia, touching on so many issues I would have to go back and see it several more times before I could even begin to see them all. For a movie with a title that includes an even as powerful and earth shattering as the Columbine High School shootings were, the movie surprisingly had very little to do with that event itself.

Instead it was Michael Moore's quest to find an answer to the high rate of gun violence in the United States.

What is it that is different about the US that makes it as a Nation more violent than so many others? So many people have so many different answers, they range from simple and ridiculous ones such as Marilyn Manson music corrupting the minds of our youth, to complex theories that will go into detail about how the media through the use of violence to create an audience that is so paranoid they respond with violence towards each other.

I don't believe there is an easy answer to this question. There are so many issues surrounding this controversial issue. I am a true believer in the right to bare arms, but I also believe there should be some kind of system in...