Super Size Me Scene Analysis

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Super Size Me Scene Analysis

Critical Quote - “Filmmakers are not creating true documentaries but partisan propaganda.” - Amber Day

The 1st Phone Call - 1:23:51

Spurlock attempts to phone Jim Cantalupo, the CEO of McDonald’s 

On his 1st and 3rd attempt he is put through to the media line and denied interaction with Cantalupo

A hand-held camera is used to show his progressive frustration with the phone lines

On his 3rd attempt the camera slowly zooms into his face as he is once again denied an interview

Interestingly Spurlock’s response to the phone calls is not filmed, cutting away once the phone operator has finished speaking - similar to the bank scene in Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine when


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