WATCH: ‘4 Days to Save the world’ was a reality show with big ambitions. See a preview of the Star’s investigation
Cameron Crowe, in his trademark style, had to turn his attention to another TV series in the wake of Saving Christmas: “A couple of months ago, I got four e-mails from my producers that said, ‘Oh, by the way, did you see Michael Moore’s new project? It’s called 4 Days to save the world.’ I said, ‘Yes, I did.’”
I’m not going to tell you how to save the world, or even if you should do it, but I do have four words for you:
In the face of such a “new reality” as Moore’s 4 Days to save the world, Crowe is in full campaign mode.
“I’m a very big fan of Michael Moore, and I’ve been a fan of his films since I was a kid, and I’ve been on his show since I was a kid,” he said this week in a phone interview.
“I really admired his writing and his filmmaking, but what I saw on the program was something that was very different. It wasn’t a movie with a message that was so inspiring that I could go in and change the world. This was a political piece about what they needed to do.”
To give you an idea of how unusual Moore’s 4 Days really was, here’s how I described it to the Star: “A reality show that began on a satirical blog ran into a crisis of credibility that threatened to discredit both the show and its participants.”
That’s how it sounded and felt when Crowe saw the episode for the first time.
But Crowe isn’t complaining about being involved.
“I thought it was great, but I’m the executive producer of that show, so that’s what I did. I wasn’t there for the first season,” he said. “I’m not complaining about what I did do, but it was something