Monday, November 13, 2006


Fast Food Nation is a fictionalized film based on the nonfiction book Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. It was filmed on locations in Mexico and the United States (in Texas and Colorado) under the codename Coyote.[1] The movie was produced by Participant Productions and Recorded Picture Company for HanWay Films and BBC Films, and was directed and written by Richard Linklater. It was premiered on May 19, 2006 at the Cannes Film Festival. The film's US release is scheduled for November 17, 2006.

The movie uses a fictionalized approach instead of being a documentary, telling the story from the point of view of people involved in the industry. The ensemble cast includes Greg Kinnear, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ethan Hawke, Luis Guzman, Patricia Arquette, Kris Kristofferson, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ana Claudia Talancon, Esai Morales, Wilmer Valderrama, Bruce Willis, and Avril Lavigne.

(description from Wikipedia)

Your publisher read this great book, when it was first published, a couple of years ago, and is looking forward to viewing the film when it opens this week. Consult your local sources for theatres and showing times.

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We attended a preview of this important film, Tuesday night, at the AMC Theatre, Mayfair Mall.
If you haven't read the book, this film is a MUST SEE! The performances are incredible, and the information is not to be missed.
Unfortunately, it is a dramatization, and not a documentary. As such it does not give you a fraction of the information you get from the book.
At this point in time, my recommendation would be to see the movie first, and then read the book. The book is first rate, hard hitting, and important!
Please don't miss the experience of FAST FOOD NATION - both of them!


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patrick said...

just watched Fast Food Nation, it's impactful to say the least... earlier today i passed up a sausage mcmuffin because of it. Evidently it is worth passing up fast food for more than health reasons.