Thursday, February 08, 2007

Coming up: Fast Food Nation

After a lovely break in Brazil, I'm finally back on the blogosphere and I'll start posting again with a preview of Richard Linklater's much-anticipated fictionalised rendition of Eric Schlosser's book Fast Food Nation, which is coming to the UK soon. To put succintly, I'm happy to recommend it. The film opened to mixed reviews in America last November, but in my view it has been criticised for the wrong reasons, such as narrative strands that lead to no conclusion, a criticism that misses the point. It is a bleak film that, despite its specific take on the fast food industry, touches on several topics pertinent to globalised capitalism, making it holistic and transnational in relevance. Full review around the time of its 23 March release. Meanwhile catch some video excerpts of the production:

Fast Food Nation's official site +

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