In documentay, Supersize Me, the filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock made this film to inform the audience about how dangers of eating fat food. Fast food is not only unhealthy to eat, but it could damage people’s healths. I think that Spurlock did a fantastic job to persuade the audience. He used three techniques of logos, pathos, and ethos to grab the audiences attention to his documentary. He did not just give the information about the dangers of eating too much fast food, however, his documentary is also entertaining the audiences as well.
Though he was mostly concerned about the labor exploitation in industrialized cities, Sinclair’s gripping description of the filthy conditions and frequent contamination of food caused disturbing revelation in the public for the lack of concern over cleanliness and the disgusting conditions of the meat-packing facilities. Sinclair’s exposé and resulting public pressure on President Roosevelt led to the creation of the Meat Inspection Act, the Pure Food and Drug Act, and the Food and Drug Administration, which still regulates all food sold in the United States. Before Sinclair’s book, Americans were blissfully unaware of the state their food was being produced, but due to Sinclair’s “muckraking”, the public were now informed and took the proper procedures needed to right it. More modernly, the movie Super Size Me (2004), a documentary film that follows director Morgan Spurlock through a 30-day period where he consumed only McDonald’s food, highlighted the life-risking and dangerous qualities of fast food and—like The Jungle— attributed to change. Spurlock’s movie received critical and public acclaim, and six weeks after the release, McDonald’s removed the Super Size option from the menu and introduced “Go Active” adult happy meals.
Both Editors David Zinczenko and Radley Balko offer different perspectives on how fast food has increase obesity in the united states and who is to blame Zinczenko contents the need to provide nutritional chart in fast food restaurant (392) while Balko argues that consumers need to become personally responsible for what they are consuming (397). In Zinczenko’s writing “Don’t Blame the Eater”, and Balko “What You Eat Is Your Business” while both agreeing that something has to change to reduce obesity in the United States, but at the same time have different views on how to approach the problem. Zinczenko argues the need for fast food industries to convey calorie labels similar to grocery items, and make them simpler for the consumer to understand (392). Balko judges the
“Don’t Blame the Eater”, written by David Zinczenko, is a short article discussing how fast food is the main cause of childhood obesity. This article came about in relations to two kids filing a lawsuit against McDonalds for making them fat. He begins his piece by sympathizing with these individuals because he used to be like them. Zinczenko then informs the reader of his background and how he fell into the category of being dependent upon quick and easy meals. In an attempt to provide a valid argument, he debates on how kids raise themselves while their parents are at work and that the nutritional values are not labeled upon prepared foods.
Morgan Spurlock is well film maker and producer who put himself in different situations for month on end periods. He is most known for his work in the Super Size Me movie about how eating Mcdonalds 30 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner can put a huge toll on your body. Yet this time around he does something a little bit more daring and complex. Going into the prison system for 30 days and not being able to see the outside world, which he learns quickly is very hard to deal with. Within the documentary there a few things that develop his purpose, including he appeal to learning about the origins of the prisoners.
In the article “It’s Portion Distortion That Makes America Fat,” by Shannon Brownlee explains how fast food companies persuade you to eat. In fast food places, they use fast food marketing strategies to induce an amount of people to eat more. Another strategy was called “smart research”. This strategy targeted “heavy users” and people who to go restaurants on a daily basis. Brownlee said that cheap products would influence us to buy more of them.
In David Freedman’s essay How Junk food Can End Obesity, Freedman makes the claim to policy arguing that instead of demonizing processed foods, Americans should instead support the idea and production of healthier processed and junk foods. He calls on the public to recognize that while many products on the market these days are labeled as “wholesome” and “healthy”, consumers should learn to become aware of the fat and calorie content in these products because many times they have the same- if not more- fat and calorie contents as that of a typical Big Mac or Whopper. In his essay, Freedman primarily places blame on the media and the wholesome food movement for the condemnation of the fast and processed food industries saying, “An enormous amount of media space has been dedicated to promoting the notion that all processed food, and only processed food, us making us sickly and overweight” (Freedman), he further expresses that this portrayal of the
Junk food is responsible for the growing rate of obesity. This is outlined by David freedman in his article of “How junk food can end obesity.” David Freedman has credited the “health-food” motion, and followers of it along with Michel Pollan. Freedman claims that if the America desires to stop the obesity epidemic, or at least reduce its effects, they must shift to the fast meals and processed meals enterprise for assist, now not the “health-food” movement.
Everyone needs a superhero, someone to be inspired by, or to want to be like that certain individual. Bigger, Stronger, Faster is a documentary directed by Christopher Bell that presents the widespread use of steroids in sports as a sign of winning at whatever cost it takes to be better. The Bell brothers have been drawn into perceiving that performance enhancing drugs is the way to realizing the American Dream. This documentary demonstrates various interviews with coaches, politicians, doctors, and bodybuilders. Bigger, Stronger, Faster informs people the use of steroids and issues of taking steroids.
In “How Junk Food Can End Obesity” David Freedman argues that ending processed food is not going to help solve obesity problems. He knows that “Junk food is bad for you because it’s full of fats and problems carb” (Freedman 515). Freedman believe that we should use technology to improve fast-food by taking out the unhealthy products in it, instead of getting rid of fast-food entirely. He also talks about his experiences with food between wholesome food and McDonald’s. He discusses how McDonald’s smoothies have the lowest calories and are cheapest out of all other smoothies he had.
In the 2004 academy award nominated documentary Super Size Me, director Morgan Spurlock presents unsettling information about the health risks associated with a fast food exclusive diet (McDonald’s specifically). During this film, Morgan Spurlock uses several different field research methods to test his hypothesis and validate his findings. In one particular scene, we are shown the decomposition of McDonald’s food over a ten week span. Using observation-based research, we can clearly see how McDonald’s hamburgers and fries decay compared to hamburgers and fries lacking artificial preservatives. After a ten week period, we are shown that McDonald’s fries are seemingly unaffected.
The author of this article is Ella Paula an editor for Livestrong.com. She has written several articles related to health. The primary target audience for this article is going to be parents, children, and young adults. This article documents how children eating fast food are part of the cause of childhood obesity and the major effects eating too much fast food can do.
Before the experiment began, they checked with three doctors; a general practionater, a gastroenterologist and a cardiologist to make sure he is in good health before the experiment begins. All three doctors confirmed that he had very good health. They advised Spurlock that the diet won't have a great effect on his body but nothing too harmful. They weighed him and recorded his usual diet and excersize routine so that they could moniter all the changes that were going to be happening. Throughout the experiment, Spurlock gained an enormous ammount of weight and became very depressed.
Throughout life we are told to express our individuality and swim against the stream of the general population to put emphasis on the characteristics that make us, in short, individuals. Cherishing what makes an individual special and different is what establishes roots in creativity and self expression, however there is a forced false sense of comradery in today’s society that takes the form of involvement with the masses; peer pressure forces many people to fall into the mold of an average character. The Academy award winning film, “The Incredibles” displays the themes of expressing one’s true self and special qualities, and in contrast repression by society to fit a basic mold. These themes are elaborated on through the development of the main characters and expressed further through the supporting roles and their dialogue and endeavors.
Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold In Morgan Spurlock’s TED Talks, “The greatest TED Talk ever sold,” Morgan Spurlock is most well-known for his role in “Super-Size Me,” a film in which Spurlock ate nothing but McDonalds for 30 days, and measured the dangers of McDonalds as well as studying the culture and evolution of McDonalds in American culture. In Spurlock’s TED Talks, he uncovers the influential world of brand marketing and product placement. In simpler words, where should products be place or how should they be marketed to sweep in the most customers and cash. Spurlock talks about the impact that the media has on us through brand marketing, without us even knowing we are being brain washed to believe a certain brand