Thursday, November 16, 2006

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation is now a movie. For anyone who read this, you know the movie is going to be nasty!! Ew!

So BFF & I were chatting as to why this movie is not a documentary. I now know the answer! I saw Eric Schlosser on NY1 this morning and Neil Rosen asked him just that. Schlosser said he spent a year talking to directors and producers of big documentary movies but that all the big studios have corporate relationships with fast food chains. He said he'd rather have a fictionalized account than a watered down documentary.

Good point. Know whats neither watered down nor fictionalized? The book.


Randi said...

And there you have it, folks. Back to you, Cod.

Reel Fanatic said...

This book was indeed phenomenally scary, and I'm worried about how it can possibly translate as a work of fiction .. Linklater is a first-rate director, though, so I'll definitely give it a chance

Drew said...

Thanks for pointing that out, Cod, I was wondering the same thing.

The commercials make it look like a witty, irreverent romp through the food industry, but I hope it's as serious and eye-opening as the book.

It could be good though. The Jungle was a fictional account, after all.

Randi said...

Wilmer Valderamalamadingdong is gonna be in it.

Anonymous said...

sweet. i'm looking forward to viewing the pirated dvd. as for reading the book, and the old saying the "truth is stranger than fiction", i suppose you could substiute "more horrifying" for "stranger" and come out the same. stay righteous, codess. xxx

patrick said...

just watched the movie version of Fast Food Nation, it's an impactful flick to say the least... earlier today i passed up a sausage mcmuffin because of it. Evidently it is worth passing up fast food for more than health reasons.