Earlier this month, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore ("Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine") announced he was in the midst of making a new film about the financial industry, and while the exact angle wasn't clear, some media stories indicated Moore was targeting Wall Street, while other reports stated the film would expose the recent bailouts. As for Moore himself, he posted a note on his web site on February 11, asking to hear from anyone who worked at a bank, brokerage firm or insurance company. Wrote Moore: "Based on those who have already contacted me, I believe there are a number of you who know "the real deal" about the abuses that have been happening. You have information that the American people need to hear. I am humbly asking you for a moment of courage, to be a hero and help me expose the biggest swindle in American history." The same note went out in a big email campaign--and those emails are still being swapped around because a former Countrywide executive recently showed us the email he got. Can we expect to see Moore and his cameras coming to Calabasas very, very soon? Here's the set-up, Michael: Shot of dusty Countrywide logo...shot of nervous broker talking about selling jumbo loans..shot of empty pool at a foreclosed house in Palmdale...shot of condo auction in Long Beach. And scene.
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