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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
He's not selling out, he's buying in.
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.
Morgan Spurlock has carved out a pretty successful career for himself by making documentaries about the most painfully obvious things. Whilst Supersize Me had its moments, and clearly had a big impact on how people view fastfood, it was still a film stating something most people should already know. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold continues this formula, only this time you don’t get the added bonus of seeing a man vomit out of his car window.
The film is essentially a making of documentary for a film that doesn’t exist. Instead it is Spurlock’s journey trying to get advertising sponsorship to fund his film about product placement. It sounds like a clever postmodern conceit but the end result really isn’t…
im ready to fucking die
The guy from Metallica is now very serious about Pomegranate juice.
Interesting concept... make a documentary about product placement in the film industry by selling product placement in the documentary itself and documenting the process. I have to say that most of this potential interest remains unrealized here. There are quite a few problems with the film, but let me just hit the three most significant aspects: First, repeatedly bouncing back and forth between hard information and satire might sound interesting and clever but the way it's done here it is repetitive and ultimately boring. Second, Sperlock is not a very compelling presence... his humor seems forced and a little grating (what little enjoyment I did get out of the film came from the folks he interviewed... Ralph Nader, Quentin Tarantino,…
morgan spurlock is the laziest, most opportunistic so-called documentarian ever to walk the earth. he knows he doesn't need to behave professionally because he needs to invite controversy - people expect it of him. he's a parasite.
the entire film is a documentary about the making of itself. by the end, all that's happened is a group of small businesses have jumped at the offer of cheap advertising. that's it. not a single big brand-name obligingly demonises themselves - much to morgan's dismay, i'm sure.
i don't think the filming process went as hoped, i'm glad about it, and i'm glad the result is so spectacularly bad because of it. it feels like a gigantic, unengaging, uninformative waste of time. the only vaguely on-topic point of interest is the way morgan milks his own brand, i.e. his own reputation.
I must admit that my experience with this movie was a little hindered from the start. I have this intense loathing of obnoxious product placement in film and television to begin with so a documentary which revolves around this sounded like a really bad time.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold started out okay and then by the halfway point I was bored out of my mind. He would lightly touch on an interesting subject, theory or interviewee and then before he could get into any depth it was over. We were repeatedly dragged along to his boring pitch meetings and if you find that sort of thing entertaining then this movie is for you.
When Spurlock added his cute son…
the mediocre movie nobody saw
he's likeable dude and he got a lot of celebrities on it but it didn't really do anything for me
Takes a little too long to make its point. Lots of humourous moments, though, and worth watching if you're interested in advertising.
I enjoyed this film
Pretty funny documetary about how to find money to make your movie.
There may be a fascinating documentary to be made about product placement and the intrusion of advertising into the modern world, but this isn't really it.
For what it's trying to do meta-wise, it does well. It's just that the concept of a documentary about selling placement for itself is an empty one. I can't even think of a better way to do what Spurlock set out to do with this. Just not very exciting nor enlightening.
I think I learned something.
Someday I hope someone loves me half as much as Morgan Spurlock loves himself
Mit „The greatest movie ever sold“ liefert Morgan Spurlock eine interessante und unterhaltsame Dokumentation ab. Das Thema Product Placement ist im täglichen Medienkonsum immer aktuell, sei es nun bei einfachen Dingen wie dem von einer großen Biermarke präsentierten Fußballspiel oder wenn der Held im Actionfilm erkennbar zu einem Erfrischungsgetränk eines großen amerikanischen Unternehmens greift. Wo im zweiten Fall bei deutschen Produktionen beim Thema Product Placement mittlerweile strenge Regeln gelten, was dazu führt, dass penibel darauf geachtet wird, dass man auch ja nicht erkennt, welches Bier getrunken wird oder welche Nudel gerade gekocht werden, wird das Product Placement im amerikanischen Markt oft als Möglichkeit gesehen sein Filmprojekt zu finanzieren.
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