Sundance 2011: Photos From Morgan Spurlock’s THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD

Here are the first photos from the new Morgan Spurlock documentary, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film festival. 

You may recall Spurlock’s big break with the 2004 film Super Size Me. The new film focuses on branding, advertising and product placement in film and television. 

Here’s the humorous official announcement description for the movie: 

“A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement is financed and made possible by branding, advertising and product placement.” In a previous statement from Spurlock on the film he said that he “funded this entire film with money from some pretty straight-laced companies, and the end result will surely make you laugh all the way to therapy.” 

I always notice the various forms of product placement in films so this film sounds interesting.

Official Synopsis from Sundance:
Acclaimed filmmaker and master provocateur Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) returns to the Sundance Film Festival with tongue-in-cheek perfection as he examines the world of product placement, marketing, and advertising by making a film financed entirely by product placement, marketing, and advertising. 

We live in an age where it’s tough even to walk down the street without someone trying to sell you something. It’s at the point where practically the entire American experience is brought to us by some corporation. Utilizing cutting-edge tools of comic exploration and total self-exploitation, Spurlock dissects the world of advertising and marketing by using his personal integrity as currency to sell out to the highest bidder. Scathingly funny, subversive, and deceptively smart, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold shines the definitive light on our branded future as Spurlock attempts to create the “Iron Man of documentaries,” the first ever “docbuster”! He may very well have succeeded

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Jim Napier

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