Critical Analysis Of Super Size Me

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Critical Analysis of Super Size Me McDonald’s feeds more people each day than the entire population of Spain. It is facts such as these that inspired independent filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to investigate deeply into the full effects of America's favorite fast food joint. However, Spurlock chose not to take the typical approach. Instead, he chose to launch a thirty day trial diet called the "McDiet." Over the course of a month, Spurlock commited himself to a diet consisting purely of McDonalds menu items. After certain specifications and stipulations were put into place, Spurlock began his "McDiet" which soon proved to be a gruesome and nauseating experience. Almost instantly after the start of the documentary, it becomes apparent that Spurlock was subjecting himself for the sake of health revelations. In the humorous, insightful documentary Super Size Me, director Morgan Spurlock combines his unique style of participatory narration with strong appeals to ethos, pathos and logos in order to successfully educate the audience of the negative health impacts of fast food on the collective physique. Sporlock takes on the unique stle of participatory narration in order to create an intense level of engagement between the filmmaker and the viewers, thus making the film more personal and effective. Spurlock is a college educated, relatively young, physically fit, white male--making him an acceptable face on the problem of fast food effects on the body. Prior to starting the "McDiet," Spurlock led a healthy life with his vegan girlfriend. However when the month-long experiment began, he took on the persona of a fast-food eating consumer, and the detrimental effects were almost instantaneous. Much of the effectiveness of the experiment stems from the fact that the director chose to undergo the experiment himself. His participatory narration directly

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