Morgan Spurlock is someone you should know if you love documentaries.
His participation on camera in his films and the ironic and often controversial approach he takes to issues as serious as masculinity and health make him one of the most influential names of filmed reality.
Here at Guidedoc we present three movies that you can watch to get to know his work.
We begin this list with this hidden gem by Spurlok that you can watch online on Guidedoc. This beautifully photographed documentary short film takes us to three different parts of the world to learn about the creations of people who make their craft as a work of art.
In this way we meet David and Luke, two manufacturers of handmade knives in their workshop in the middle of a forest in Goergia.
We also travel to San Francisco, where chefs Nick and Cathey maintain archaic processes in the kitchen of their restaurant, and in Japan we meet Yuji Nagatani, who makes precious pieces of clay with his hands in the city of Iga.
Watch Crafted online on Guidedoc
“Society has been very rigid about the role of men, but those rules have been lifted,” says one of the experts interviewed in this curious documentary by Spurlock. The premise of the film is straightforward: What makes you a man in today’s world?
And no, the movie is not just talking heads and smart people telling you their views on the subject. Instead, Mansome is a dynamic and humorous film that mixes testimonies of famous actors like Zach Galifianakis and Jason Bateman, with the comments of researchers on gender and sexuality.
What would happen if someone ate Mcdonald food - and only that - for thirty days in a row? This is the challenge that made Spurlok a myth in American documentary cinema for two reasons: 1) He really took the challenge himself 2) He invited a great debate worldwide about the harmfulness of junk food.
During the documentary, Spurlok sets out a series of rules to achieve the challenge, which include only super size when asked, eating only McDonald's food and no other - including water, eating all menu options at least once, and finally, eating three meals a day without exception.
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