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Super Size Me – the American Weight

Morgan Spurlock’s gonzo insight into the American fast food business.

The fast food industry in the US tells you pretty much all you need to know about the story of modern America. Reading the likes of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation you learn about the lobbying in Washington by the big corporations, the saturation of advertising targeted at infants (future fast food customers), the chemical processing of the food until it’s barely recognizable as such and the exploitation of an underpaid transient work force that keeps costs to a minimum.

Morgan Spurlock’s documentary, Super Size Me, complements the journalistic picture gonzo style by embarking on a diet where he ate nothing but McDonald’s meals for a month and almost destroyed his health in the process. With a quirky sense of humour and a disarming interview technique, Spurlock brings out the goofiness in American culinary culture – or what passes for it.

Super Size Me Part 2

Super Size Me Part 3

Super Size Me Part 4

Super Size Me Part 5

Super Size Me Part 6

Super Size Me Part 7

Super Size Me Part 8

Super Size Me Part 9

Super Size Me Part 10