Friday, June 17, 2005

I believe I'll take the credit for those ratings, thank you

30 Days rocks the ratings.,1002,271%7C95877%7C1%7C,00.html

I haven't seen Supersize Me. When the word of mouth on a movie is, "It made me nauseous," I have some trouble working up the motivation, even when it's for a good cause. (Selfish. Yes.) So this was my first exposure to Spurlock's documentary techniques -- but, man, that message was simple. Was SM that simple? (I wish changing people's minds was that simple.) Also, I think I have a romantic notion that independent filmmakers, particularly documentary makers, live hard scrabble lives. But -- this was the first time he'd taken a bus to work every day? And realized that . . . other . . . people . . . do it. . . every . . . single . . . day. The humanity! The humanity!

His fiance, though, with the walking all the way to work in the early, dark winter mornings, just to save them $2.50 each day? Rules.


Blogger TadMack said...

Fortunately Spurlock is only slated to show up periodically in this series, otherwise who knows to what great lengths he'd have to go for his Art? I mean -- riding a bus?! Whew! A hard-knock life fer shure.

Mon Jun 20, 12:00:00 PM EDT  

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