950 Four minutes in the life of filmmaker Morgan Spurlock! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Morgan Spurlock, documentary filmmaker, Comic-Con Episode IV A Fans Hope, Super Size Me

 

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Comic-Con Episode IV A Fans Hope, Morgan Spurlock

Comic-Con: Episode IV: A Fans Hope, is a new documentary by Morgan Spurlock

I don’t know if Morgan Spurlock is getting rich as a docu filmmaker, but he sure looks like a guy who is having a good time going to work each day.

Spurlock first came to international attention with his face-first slide into bad cholesterol hell with Super Size Me, his month-long ode to McDonald’s.

It was a great gimmick that had legs, much the same way that Roger & Me earlier launched the career of Michael Moore.

MORGAN SPURLOCK audio excerpt: “Stan Lee is a force of nature. He’s one of these people who has more passion, more drive about this industry than anyone I’ve ever met. I was really, really lucky.” 

Both men bring a modern, populist point-of-view to their nonfiction storytelling; Spurlock, however, is the one who seems more interested in entertaining and less about directly beating viewers over the head to make a sociological point.

This week, Spurlock has two new products for the world to see.

In a moment, we’re going to talk about Comic-Con: Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, in which he follows five attendees through the annual San Diego, California convention of comic book and genre movie supergeeks. Along the way, he captures his own conversations with Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen and Eli Roth.

Spurlock is also the man behind a new TV series that debuted on Hulu this week, “A Day in the Life Of…” It’s Hulu’s first original programming and the first episode features one of my own podcast heroes, comedian Marc Maron.

Morgan Spurlock WebsiteFacebookTwitterComic-Con: Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope websiteOrder the Comic-Con: Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope book from Amazon.comWatch A Day in the Life on Hulu

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