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Old 09-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Morgan Spurlock got fat from the diet because he was overconsuming calories (probably over 3500/day), NOT because he was eating McDonald's.
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BUT THE FOOD HE WAS EATING WAS MCDONALD'S FOOD!

He didn't eat 12 Big Macs a day, he had a McDonald's breakfast, a McDonald's lunch, and a McDonald's dinner. If he was overconsuming calories it was because the McDonald's food was (and I'm sure still is) HIGH in calories!
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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BUT THE FOOD HE WAS EATING WAS MCDONALD'S FOOD!

He didn't eat 12 Big Macs a day, he had a McDonald's breakfast, a McDonald's lunch, and a McDonald's dinner. If he was overconsuming calories it was because the McDonald's food was (and I'm sure still is) HIGH in calories!
Stop looking at food as its physical embodiment. Your body doesn't care how the food looks or what form it takes. Food is just a physical representation of the number of calories it contains. I'm not going to argue that McDonald's isn't high in calories, because it totally is, but that doesn't make it bad. A responsible adult would simply eat the amount of calories he or she requires, not <big mac, large fries and large coke> because it's a meal.

A more relevant Super Size Me experiment would be to eat X calories worth of McDonald's a day where X is the amount of calories your body requires to neither gain nor lose weight, then check his health after a set amount of days. The number X can be calculated with formulas easily found online.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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There was also a section on the nutritional value of what he was eating (which was very low, obviously). It wasn't just about how high in calories the food at McDonald's is, it was also trying to point out how low in nutritional value the food is.

Anyway, my point from the beginning is that docs can't make you "believe anything" as long as you use critical thinking when watching (which you should be anyway). It's like Reality TV. They can't just make shit up, but yes, they can warp things. You have to interpret any information you get from film.

Sexy Mike won't like these suggestions, but some good British documentary filmmakers are Nick Broomfield and Louis Theroux. They put themselves directly into their films and interact with their subjects. Broomfield tends to focus on individual people stories, where as Theroux generally goes more thematic documentaries.
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you guys hijacked this thread....
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Possession (1981)
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Ghost in the Shell
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Ok here's a few more suggestions...

Comedy:
KingPin
Hot Fuzz or shaun of the dead
The party



Adventure of creepy guys
Into the wild
Being John Malcovich
127 hours

More Docs
King of Kong
Trekkies
Exit through the gift shop (doc or not, you be the judge)

Just plain good movies
Slumdog Millionaire
Boys Don't Cry
The Commitments
Grand Turino
The Red Violin
The wrestler or The Fighter (The Wrestlers better but sadder)
Monster
The Magdalene Sisters
THe Rabbit Fence
Pan's labrynth

More Chick flicks
Alfie (original and remake)
Julie and Julia
Bridget Jones Diary (not the sequel)
The Devil Wears Prada
13 going on 30 (guilty pleasure)
Black Swan
The Holiday (Queen Latifa)
Marie Antoinette
The Piano
The Other Boleyn Girl (Book is FABULOUS)
Fried Green Tomatoes
Love Actually
Gone with the Wind


Kids Movies
Pee Wee Hermans Big Adventure
Monsters INC
The Little Princess
Despicable Me
Mary Poppins
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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@SexyMikeAnyway, my point from the beginning is that docs can't make you "believe anything" as long as you use critical thinking when watching (which you should be anyway). It's like Reality TV. They can't just make shit up, but yes, they can warp things. You have to interpret any information you get from film.
You are giving WAY too much credit to the movie going public.
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One "genre" I enjoy is legitimate films that got slapped with an NC-17 rating (or NR).

Bad Lieutenant
Bad Boy Bubby
Man Bites Dog
Natural Born Killers
Crash (from '96)
Dogtooth
Antichrist
Irreversible
Salo (Actually I didn't really get it. It probably takes 2-3 watches, but it's too disturbing to see again)

Honorable mention: Spoorloos
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:50 AM   #19 (permalink)
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No Country for Old Men
Halloween IV
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Ghostbusters
Back to the Future
Push
Paul
It's a mad mad mad mad world
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