Sunday, May 01, 2005

Fast Food Nation: the movie!

Variety is reporting that Eric Schlosser's non-fiction book Fast Food Nation is going to me made into a movie to be directed by Richard Linklater (Before Sunset, Dazed and Confused).

It will be interesting to see how this scathing critique of the fast food industry will be turned into a "fictionalized thriller".

The cattlenetwork.com also has some words about that "that plotless little book that blamed most of mankind’s ills on the devilishly clever world domination agenda put together in a smoke-filled back room by Ronald McDonald" being made into a film.

5 comments:

cortney h. said...

if you have never read this book, it is a definate must!! even the most Whopper-Happy individual will question & research on the ugly world of our abused conveniences. i myself have been different levels of vegetarian for about 5 years, but the book's humanity is what hits home. im ecstatic about the film, especially w/ indie greats like lou pucci & patricia arquette.
thanx

Anonymous said...

Oh come on..in this world of problems from aids to avian influenza, poverty, global warming, terrorism does anyone really believe that this guy (eric) gets it??? Some poor little rich boy married to Robert Redford' daughter?..probably lives in some mansion...drive a gas guzzler...but on yeah clueless vegitatian chicks like corney h. love it...get a life courtney...you too eric..when I see you giving to those in need..maybe I will listen..he is just a skinny better looking media whore like michael moore..

Anonymous said...

U know, the best thing nowadays is that we can chose whatever we want, whenever we want. U like fast food eat it, dont have to touch it if u dont like. Super size me suck, fast food nation will suck. Retarded waste time watchin that shit...

Anonymous said...

This book was great and I've read it front to back more times than I can count. It was a great blend of fact and narration and unlike others of it's kind, never got boring. I really want to find more info on this movie and what it'll have in it.

Anonymous said...

Life is a beautiful thing. 14,000 people die in the Netherlands each year due to poor health. Many of the animals are born and raised in captivity their whole lives. Chickens are kept in cages that are so small they can't even spread their wings. baby chicks are suffocated. Since fast food chains have covered our earth obesity has followed. Their "food" is unhealthy.