Alt Film Guide
Classic movies. Gay movies. International cinema. Socially conscious & political cinema.
Home Movie GenresDocumentaries Bush Documentary vs. Google

Bush documentary Google controversy
Bush documentary The World According to Bush.

George W. Bush documentary producers’ lawsuit vs. Google: ‘The World According to Bush’

The French movie production company Flach Film has taken legal action against Google for making freely available William Karel’s 2004 European Film Award-nominated documentary The World According to Bush / Le Monde selon Bush. (Image: The World According to Bush‘s George W. Bush Pinocchio nose.)

At a Paris commercial court today, November 23, 2006, Flach Film issued a writ against the U.S.-based Internet search engine giant and its French subsidiary, Google France, for copyright infringement.

‘The World According to Bush’: The French ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ of sorts

Based on Eric Laurent’s bestseller La guerre des Bush : Les secrets inavouables d’un conflit (“The Bushes’ War: The Shameful Secrets of a Conflict”), and co-written by Laurent and director William Karel, The World According to Bush focuses on U.S. president George W. Bush’s Iraq War, which followed his father George Bush’s own Iraq War a dozen years earlier. Treading on territory similar to that of Michael Moore’s Palme d’Or-winning Fahrenheit 9/11, The World According to Bush discusses the ties connecting the Bush and Bin Laden families.

Before the opening credits of The World According to Bush, Norman Mailer says:

“We have the worst president in U.S. history. He’s arrogant. He’s stupid in all ways but one: He’s immensely shrewd about the American people, particularly the less intelligent half of America – they’re very happy with him because they realize how stupid he is and they say to themselves, ‘If that stupid guy can be president, so can I.'”

If Mailer is right, then that’s a whole lot of “less intelligent” Americans. In 2004, George W. Bush was reelected with 62 million votes.

In the Parisian daily Le Monde, Jean-Luc Douin declared in his The World According to Bush review: “If Michael Moore deserves one Palme d’Or, William Karel deserves three of them.”

Picture of The World According to Bush‘s George W. Bush Pinocchio nose: Flach Film.

le-monde-selon-bush-the-world-according-to-bush-internet-lawsuit

Recommended for You

Leave a Comment

*IMPORTANT*: By using this form you agree with Alt Film Guide's storage and handling of your data (e.g., your IP address). Make sure your comment adds something relevant to the discussion: Feel free to disagree with us and write your own movie commentaries, but *thoughtfulness* and *at least a modicum of sanity* are imperative. Abusive, inflammatory, spammy/self-promotional, baseless (spreading mis- or disinformation), and just plain deranged comments will be zapped. Lastly, links found in submitted comments will generally be deleted.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. If you continue browsing, that means you've accepted our Terms of Use/use of cookies. You may also click on the Accept button on the right to make this notice disappear. Accept Read More