A film that was fully financed through product placement from various brands, all of which are integrated transparently into the film.
This documentary film is great to watch especially if you are curious about product placement and advertising, something so wide-spread that it simply is part of our lives, whether we like it or not.
The 90 minutes you spend watching the journey of how this very film is pitched and ultimately financed the various brands highlighted on Morgan’s body in the poster above was enlightening, and with the character that is Morgan Spurlock, he does what he does best in each of his films, to try his best to bring the message across in a digest-able, unconventional way. Do check out the TED talk speech below to see what I mean.
For First-Time Documentary Viewers
For those who are not familiar with the behind-the-scenes style of the film, this may be difficult to follow.
As an experiment (something that I hope to do often), I watched the film with my girlfriend, an accurate representation (in my opinion) of those who do not have an explicit interest in documentaries.
Halfway through the film, candy crush was of greater appeal. She commented that while it was an interesting concept, but she was much more interested in the opinions of the public rather than the behind-the-scenes of it all. And in some degree, I do agree with her. I felt too little emphasis was placed on the public opinions, which may have been a great way to for viewers, especially first-time viewers to relate to the film.
One Viewer’s Comment
If you had watched “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”, comment below and you may see it here! =)
Nonetheless, this is a great documentary that deserves you attention
Without further ado, proudly brought to by Morgan Spurlock and his entire crew (of which their dedication in making this film simply deserves more than a round of applause), POM Wonderful presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Trailer.
For more information about the film, visit the official website here.
Lastly, this is the first ever post and the beginning of what I hope to be a blog where people, especially Singaporeans, can visit to find the documentary that they want to watch.
With so many out there, certainly there will be something that will appeal to you! Thanks for reading and do visit the site soon.