This paper will examine the techniques and topics used in the film to provoke a discussion about fast food ultimately leading to a discussion on the topic of obesity. This film was made to make the public aware that obesity is an epidemic and the food provided by the fast food restaurants are adding to it. This paper will contribute to communication by showing the strategies that can be employed by a documentary to stimulate a public discussion about an issue. Some of the techniques used to persuade in this film provide useful information for communication scholars.
Posted on March 8, by allisonklare America has always been about being the biggest nation: Ina middle-aged, healthy man, named Morgan Spurlock took on a challenge that would exhibit to America the detrimental effects of eating fast food and exactly why we are the biggest country in the world.
This challenge would greatly increase the awareness of obesity in the United States and awareness of the fast food industries in our country.
The documentary was released in and is called Supersize Me. This minute long documentary created a lot of controversy in the United States as well as a lot of applaud and popularity. He would only eat McDonalds by consuming every item on the menu at least once over the course of his project.
His actions were filmed, documented, and released to theatre so people could witness the toll that McDonalds took on his body in such a short amount of time.
In order to make the most out of this experiment, he had to follow a few rules. First off, if Morgan was asked to supersize his meal at any time, which he would be asked nine times during the 30 day periodhe would have to supersize it which means the meal would be made twice the size.
The second rule was Morgan was to cut out any exercise besides the average walking distance because the average person does not exercise regularly. The last and final rule was all outside food including bottled water was prohibited and everything that he consumed would have to be bought from McDonalds.
At the end of his thirty-day experiment, Morgan had gained twenty-five pounds, had a thirteen percent body mass increase, his cholesterol skyrocketed greatly, and mood swings and fat accumulation in his liver became present.
He became depressed and the only time he felt happy and no pain was when he was eating the actual fast food. He almost became addicted to McDonalds throughout his experiment.
I needed fast food and was only okay when I had it in front of me.
This documentary, Supersize Me, had a great impact on the fast food industry and especially impacted what viewers thought about America and obesity in the United States. Invention, Arrangement, Style, Delivery, and Memory. Without these appeals and canons this documentary would not have taken the effect that it did.
This documentary mastered each of these and made this rhetorical artifact unforgettable. This documentary was made to increase the awareness of what Americans actually put into their body everyday without even knowing it.
Supersize Me appealed to ethos. Ethos is the credibility or knowing what you are talking about. It is the community sense of meeting and group identity.
It shows the importance of what you are talking about and gives a person credibility to even talk about the subject. Supersize Me fulfills this because it provides the viewers with many facts and statistics about obesity and fast food in America.
These statistics and many more that were provided show that the producers of the documentary know what they are talking about and gives credibility to their documentary. The content of the documentary provides people with a sense of meeting and group identity as well which is a factor of ethos.Supersize Me is a documentary film by Morgan Spurlock which emphasizes the message of the dangers of fast food and their effects on our health.
He got the idea of this movie from a case of two girls who were suing McDonald’s for their obesity. Rhetorical Analysis: Supersize Me In the informative documentary, Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock investigated if a fast food restaurant, in particular McDonalds, was the main reason for obesity because of the unhealthy food they serve.
Mar 08, · Supersize Me fulfills this because it provides the viewers with many facts and statistics about obesity and fast food in America.
It was reported in Supersize Me that each day, 1 in 4 Americans visits a fast food restaurant, and in , America spent 3 billion dollars a year on fast food where as today we spend more than $ billion a year (Spurlock ). Analysis of Super Size Me" Morgan Spurlock decided to make this documentary to investigate the fast food companies, and the effects of certain fast food chains products, particularly McDonalds, on the health of society.
This Documentary explores the United . Transcript of Supersize Me Supersize Me Ashley Hardeman and Jyothi Navaneeth Rhetorical Tools and Appeals Arguments Deductive Informative Pathos Statistics/Logos Ethos Images Purpose Throughout the documentary, Spurlock uses unpleasant images of .
In the documentary Supersize Me, Spurlock uses pathos to appeal to the audience's kaja-net.com example is when Spurlock was vomiting right after eating "Supersized" fries and drinking (coke) right outside his car.
Another example is when Spurlock called his mom to tell her that his liver is being destroyed by the McDonald's food.