Michael Moore: Recession Killing Hollywood Creativity

By Greg Wilson
|  Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM PDT
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Michael Moore, director/writer/producer/star of the documentary "Capitalism: A Love Story," screened the film in Bellaire, Mich.

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Good movies are another casualty of the economic meltdown, according to Michael Moore.

Hollywood isn't in the mood to roll the dice, because cash is in short supply, the portly director told Popeater. The man behind "Roger and Me," "Bowling for Columbine," Fahrenheit 911" and "Sicko" spoke after making his picks for the Sixth Annual Traverse City Film Festival.

Moore told critic Jane Boursaw the "Hollywood Machine" just isn't creating that many great films in this country.

"The money has really dried up since the crash," Moore said. "They only really want to spend money on sure bets. People don't want to take risks, so we're missing out on an American art form that could really speak to the country right now in profound ways."

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