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DP/30 Redux: Morgan Spurlock on POM Wonderful presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

3 Responses to “DP/30 Redux: Morgan Spurlock on POM Wonderful presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”

  1. Krillian says:

    I like the Spurlock style docs. Would love to see him take on the health-care industry. I know Moore’s done it, but Spurlock wouldn’t try to paint Cuba as some medicinal utopia.

  2. Don R. Lewis says:

    Spurlocks movie is BRILLIANT. I could kind of cared less about the info regarding product placement, but watching him rake in cash for his movie was incredibly entertaining and inspiring. Go see this film. Also, POM made out like bandits on this. I saw the film at a recent festival and everyone was calling it “POM wonderful.”

  3. Geoff says:

    Spurlock gets a bum rap – SuperSize Me is one of the most entertaining documentaries in recent years. Was just watching Exit Through the Gift Shop, last night – movie kicks major ass, just watching Banksy do his shtick in silhouette. Who say’s doc’s always have to be so serious and life-affirming??? I’m seeing this tonight and expecting a pure lark – looking forward to it….

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima