Roger and Me:
A Short Bibliography of Reviews and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries




Allen, Henry.
"Have Grin, Will Film Despair; Documentary Maker Michael Moore and His Wry Look at an American Dream Gone Awry." ('Roger and Me') Washington Post v113 (Thu, Jan 11, 1990):E1, col 2, 66 col in.

Bateman, Thomas S.; Sakano, Tomoaki; Fujita, Makoto.
"Roger, Me, and My Attitude: Film Propaganda and Cynicism Toward Corporate Leadership. Journal of Applied Psychology v77, n5 (Oct, 1992):768 (4 pages).

Bensman, David.
"'Roger & Me:' Narrow, Simplistic, Wrong." (public reaction to Michael Moore's documentary film) (column) New York Times v139 (Fri, March 2, 1990):A15(N), A33(L), col 1, 17 col in.

Bernstein, Matthew.
"'Roger and Me': Documentaphobia and Mixed Modes." Journal of Film and Video v46, n1 (Spring, 1994):3 (18 pages).

Bernstein, Richard.
"'Roger and Me': Redefining the Limits." (popularity of the motion picture produced by Michael Moore) (Living Arts Pages) New York Times v139 (Thu, Feb 1, 1990):B3(N), C20(L), col 1, 35 col in.

Canby, Vincent.
"Roger and Me." (video recording reviews) New York Times v139, sec2 (Sun, June 17, 1990):H28(N), H28(L), col 1, 8 col in.

Cohan, Carley; Crowdus, Gary
"Reflections on Roger & Me, Michael Moore, and His Critics." Cineaste 1990, 17:4, 25-30.

Collins, Glenn.
"A Self-taught Film Maker Creates a Comic Hit." (Michael Moore, 'Roger and Me') (Living Arts Pages) New York Times v139 (Thu, Sept 28, 1989):B3(N), C15(L), col 1, 28 col in.

Corliss, Richard.
"Michael & Roger and Phil & Flint: An Impish Documentary Raises a Ruckus in the Heartland." (Michael Moore; Roger & Me; Flint, Michigan) Time v135, n7 (Feb 12, 1990):58.

Dikkers, Scott.
"Michael Moore." (filmmaker)(Interview) Progressive v60, n6 (June, 1996):40 (3 pages).

Duffy, Susan; Treece, James B.
"The real Villain in Roger & Me? Big Business." (also includes a related article on Roger Smith) Business Week, n3140 (Jan 8, 1990):42 (2 pages).

Dutton, Thomas A.; Ghirardo, DianeY.
"Roger and me." (motion picture review) Journal of Architectural Education v 43 Spring 1990. p. 57-9.

Eisenstein, Paul A.
"Flint Deals with General Motors Layoffs: 'Roger and Me.'" (General Motors Co. in Michigan depicted in motion picture) Christian Science Monitor v82, n31 (Wed, Jan 10, 1990):9, col 1, 19 col in.

Fisher, Lawrence M.
"G.M.'s Response to 'Roger & Me.' "(advertising agencies asked not to place commercials on programs featuring filmmaker) (column) New York Times v139 (Wed, Jan 31, 1990):C21(N), D23(L), col 2, 8 col in.

Georgakas, Dan; Saltz, Barbara
"Michael and Us: An Interview with Michael Moore." Cineaste 1998, 23:3, 4-7.
" An interview with filmmaker Michael Moore on the occasion of the opening of his film The Big One in New York. The film, full of Moore's trademark provocation of authority, originated from his discovery of a new American phenomenon whereby corporations already making their best profits ever were exporting jobs, and offers a chilling comment on how corporate executives view the American worker. However, Moore has recently been attacked by several factions of the left as a cultural fake who uses a working-class facade to mask his limited understanding of political and aesthetic theory. Moore discusses several topics in the interview, including the sources of his humor, some particulars of his new film, and the critiques of his work that have been raised by the left." [Art Abstracts]

Harkness, John.
"Roger and Me. " Sight and Sound v59, n2 (Spring, 1990):130 (2 pages).

Ingrassia, Paul.
"This Time, GM's Innocent." (General Motors and Flint, Michigan) (column) Wall Street Journal (Fri, Sept 29, 1989):A14(W), A14(E), col 4, 17 col in.

Insdorf, Annette.
"Who Made 'Roger & Me?'" (Michael Moore's documentary on the effect of the closing of a General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan) American Film v15, n2 (Nov, 1989):14.

Jacobson, Harlan.
"Michael & Me." (interview with Michael Moore, director of film "Roger and Me") (interview) Film Comment v25, n6 (Nov-Dec, 1989):16 (9 pages).

Kauchak, Therese.
"'Just Shut Up and Build a Better car.'" (filmmaker Michael Moore of "Roger & Me" on General Motors) (Out of Left Field) (Special Report: Automotive Marketing) (company profile) Advertising Age v61, n30 (July 23, 1990):S8.

Klawans, Stuart.
"Film notes. (Roger and Me)" Nation v250, n5 (Feb 5, 1990):178 (2 pages).

Lasswell, Mark.
"Cinema's Working-class Hero." (Michael Moore) Rolling Stone, n570 (Jan 25, 1990):32.

Lee, Patrick.
"Exasperated GM Chief Pans Satiric Film as 'Sick Humor.'" (Roger Smith of General Motors gives opinion of 'Roger and Me') Los Angeles Times v109 (Thu, Jan 4, 1990):D6, col 5, 6 col in.

Leerhsen, Charles.
"Honey, I Shrunk the Town; New Filmmaker Michael Moore Takes on GM." Newsweek v114, n15 (Oct 9, 1989):113.

Levin, Doron P.
"A Film Tweaks G.M. Over Jobless. " ("Roger and Me" parodies General Motors chairman Roger B. Smith and dramatizes plight of the unemployed in Michigan) New York Times v139 (Thu, Sept 21, 1989):C1(N), D1(L), col 3, 16 col in.

Levin, Doron P.
"Maker of 'Roger and Me' Alienates Some Allies." (Michael Moore) (Living Arts Pages) New York Times v139 (Fri, Jan 19, 1990):B11(N), C12(L), col 4, 22 col in.

Mckersie R.
"Thoughts On Roger And Me." Sloan Management Review, 1990 Summer, V31 N4:5-6.

Moore, Michael.
"'Roger' and I, Off to Hollywood and Home to Flint." (filmmaker Michael Moore discusses 'Roger and Me') New York Times v139, sec2 (Sun, July 15, 1990):H11(N), H11(L), col 4, 33 col in.

Moore, Peter D.
"Business as Target of Social Discontentment." (column) Los Angeles Times v109 (Wed, March 14, 1990):D3, col 4, 29 col in.

Niney, Francois
"Roger and me." (motion picture review) Cahiers du Cinema no430 Apr 1990. p. 72.

Orvell, Miles.
"Documentary Film and the Power of Interrogation: American Dream and Roger and Me." Film Quarterly, vol. 48 no. 2. 1994-1995
" Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning American Dream (1991) and Michael Moore's controversial Roger and Me (1989) focus on the same subject--the fate of the worker at the hands of the modern corporation--but differ greatly in their approach to the documentary format. Kopple's film, which deals with the 1985 strike of the meatpackers union at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota, is rooted squarely in the mainstream of the documentary tradition, presenting the filmmaker as a sympathetic observer of the powerless. It is precisely this tradition that Moore rebels against in Roger and Me, whose ostensible subject is the plant closings of the 1980s by General Motors and their effect on the people of Flint, Michigan. A hybridization of the interactive and reflexive documentary modes, the film is part historical narrative and part autobiography. Moore himself remains the central figure throughout, in the persona of the reporter in search of his subject." [Art Abstracts]

Plantinga, Carl
"Roger and History and Irony and Me." Michigan Academician, 1992 Spring, 24:3, 511-20.
"Examines Michael Moore's film Roger and Me, a documentary on the closing of General Motors assembly factories in Flint, Michigan, and the subsequent economic decline of the town, as "ironic history," demonstrating how irony contributes to the film's humor but prevents a coherent and useful analysis of the situation." [America History and Life]s

"Recession's Fellini." (documentary film maker Michael Moore) (Business) Economist v317, n7681 (Nov 17, 1990):84.

"Roger Babbitt." (Roger and Me motion picture) Economist v314, n7637 (Jan 13, 1990):67.

Rosenbaum, Jonathan.
"Are You Having Fun." (commentary on recent trend in motion pictures) Sight and Sound v59, n2 (Spring, 1990):96 (5 pages).

Schwartz, John.
"The Film That Ran Over GM; 'Roger & Me' is Funny, But What Does It Prove?" Newsweek v115, n3 (Jan 15, 1990):52.

Sterritt, David.
"A Documentary Grabs Attention." ("Roger & Me") Christian Science Monitor v82, n34 (Tue, Jan 16, 1990):11, col 1, 25 col in.

"Up Close: Michael Moore." (interview with Michael Moore)Planning Feb 1997 v63n2

White, Joseph B.
"GM Seeks to Keep Ads Off Talk Show About 'Roger & Me.'" (General Motors Corp.) Wall Street Journal (Thu, Feb 1, 1990):B6(E), col 3, 7 col in.

White, Joseph B.
"Movie That Attacks GM, Roger Smith Opens in Flint, Mich., To Rave Reviews." ("Roger and Me" lambastes General Motors Corp.) Wall Street Journal (Thu, Dec 21, 1989):B6(W), B4(E), col 4, 18 col in.


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