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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 July, 2004, 08:56 GMT 09:56 UK
Michael Moore may make Blair film
Michael Moore in Cannes
Moore won an Oscar for his documentary Bowling for Columbine
Film director Michael Moore has said he does not rule out making a film about Tony Blair following the success of his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.

A message posted on Moore's website last month stated that reports of his plans for a film on Blair were false.

But speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Moore left the possibility of a film based on the UK leader open.

"I wouldn't completely rule it out only because I find Blair a more fascinating character than Bush," he said.

"Blair is not an idiot, Blair is smart, what's his excuse? He knows better," said Moore.

Worldwide release

When asked if his film about US President George Bush's policy on Iraq was "playing to the converted, singing to the same choir", Moore said he hoped it was.

"The choir in America has been asleep so I hope it plays to the choir - it means it will wake the choir up and give them a song to sing," he said.

"Considering the historic record-breaking box office it's been doing, I would say the film is accomplishing its goal," he added.

Moore said he hoped Fahrenheit 9/11 would result in President Bush losing this autumn's US election.


"All I know right now is it's selling a lot of popcorn - we'll see in November."

Moore told an international press conference in New York on Tuesday that he hoped the global release of his film would result in "regime change" in Australia and Japan, too.

He said the release of Fahrenheit 9/11 was still being negotiated in some countries like China, where there were concerns Beijing would censor portions of the film.

"I hope Chinese people would come away with the realisation that there are Americans, like myself, who can dissent," he said.

"Perhaps some day anyone in China will have the right to pick up a camera and do whatever they want."


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