Buying Controversy

Morgan Spurlock needs to make a point about the proliferation of advertising in America. In order to make that point in a Hollywood film, he had to buy off a town in an area making massive budget cuts for $25,000.

Between April 27 and June 24, residents of Altoona will be living in “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Pennsylvania.”

So he’s creating controversy in order to make a film about the controversy of advertising. Remember that next time you ever see his name attached to anything.

12 thoughts on “Buying Controversy”

  1. I’m not surprised.

    When he tried to do a show about how it’s impossible to live on minimum wage he had to shop around to find a job that paid that little. I could swear he had to relocate a few states way to actually find that job.

    So, yeah, not surprised he’s going well out of his way to make a point.

    I don’t really mind his shtick though. I don’t know why, but I guess just because it’s so transparent that he’s forcing the issue if you have any information surrounding the subject.

  2. Wait, wait–the dude who spent a month eating exclusively one food to deliberate excess and implied that his failing health proved that food was made by Satan might be manufacturing a controversy? ;)

  3. Is it odd that commie lib leftistas never want to do a film about the supersizing of government?

    1. But you know he’s critical of advertising, so it’s going to be laced with sarcasm and jabs at anyone who engages in it.

  4. And on that note, Supersize Me sucks. If anyone thinks fat and cholesterol cause heart disease, watch Fat Head and read up on the Lipid Hypothesis.

  5. I saw the trailer for it tonight while at Atlas Shrugged. Oh the irony. But I should note that the film features Ralph Nader – hardly a supporter of business.

  6. Go see it! It’s not a big budget Michael Bay film by any means. But, it is a good adaptation from a novelist known for her ability to discuss philosophy, not entertain. I think they did a very good job of taking content from someone like Ayn Rand and make it easy for a mass audience to follow.

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