Morgan Spurlock Is Much More Than “Supersize Me”

I’ve been watching the first season of his series called “30 Days”, which appears on the FX channel.  So far my favorite show has been on minimum wage.  Since I’ve lifted myself out of poverty there have only been two times that video has really struck me as showing an authentic portrait of what I lived.  The first was “The Pursuit of Happyness” with Will Smith.  Being a single parent for over eight years that movie had moments that took my breath away it was so similar to what I experienced, but that was a Hollywood portrait (even if it was based on the real life story of Chris Gardner).   What Spurlock delivers in the first installment of the “30 Days” series is a fairly accurate account of trying to juggle money around to keep the rent, heat and electric bills while still being able to eat and enjoy life.

Check it out.

Cheers,

Tom

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2 responses to “Morgan Spurlock Is Much More Than “Supersize Me”

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  2. Hey Tom,

    I thought you and your readers might be interested to know that Inside Media at the Paley Center has a behind-the-scenes show about 30 Days on iTunes.

    Here’s the link:
    http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTVSeason?i=286584556&id=285977384&s=143441

    ABOUT 30 DAYS at the PALEY CENTER:
    The 30 Days executive producers discuss the making of the entertaining—and enlightening—documentary series. Using the time construct from his hit documentary Super Size Me, creator/executive producer Morgan Spurlock asks Americans to spend a month experiencing something for which they have no tolerance or knowledge. Spurlock, along with executive producer R. J. Cutler, spent an evening at The Paley Center for Media discussing the sometimes controversial show. Rebecca Faez (director of administration, The Paley Center for Media, Los Angeles) welcomes the audience and introduces Daily Variety’s Stuart Levine, who moderates. Contains Explicit Language.

    Thank you for considering sharing the news with your readers!

    Best,
    Marinell Montales
    New Video Digital
    902 Broadway, 9th Fl
    New York, NY 10010

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