The Fine Art of Burning Bush

VINCENT KESSLER/REUTERS

IN LIKE FLINT: Moore and his prizewinning picture Fahrenheit 9/11 were the talk of Cannes.

Michael Moore has never had trouble drawing a crowd. His cheerfully angry left-wing books sell millions of copies in the U.S. and around the globe, and his Oscar-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine earned $58 million worldwide. Last week the fellow from Flint, Michigan, who's usually seen in a scruffy beard and duck-hunter couture, was prowling the Riviera in a tuxedo jacket and baggy black trousers, and this time the game he was aiming at was George W. Bush.

Cannes was primed for Moore's latest movie Molotov cocktail, Fahrenheit 9/11, long before it won the coveted Palme D'Or award...

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