'Fast Food Nation'

<b>The book</b>: "Schlosser is part essayist, part investigative journalist. His eye is sharp, his profiles perceptive, his prose thoughtful but spare; this is John McPhee behind the counter ..." - The Washington Post <br><BR>
<b>Why it's unfilmable</b>: It's a non-fiction, muckraking book about what we eat and what it does to us. There's a lot of slaughterhouse scenes and obesity between those covers ... <br><BR>
<b>The movie</b>: "Effectively balanced between the nonfiction muckraking of Eric Schlosser's bestselling exposé and the loosely structured character drama of Richard Linklater's adaptation, the film is fascinating food for thought." -- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune<BR><br>
"The fiction that Schlosser and the director Richard Linklater have extracted from the book is a mess, with narrative lines that go astray or simply wind up in the air." -- David Denby, The New Yorker

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The book: "Schlosser is part essayist, part investigative journalist. His eye is sharp, his profiles perceptive, his prose thoughtful but spare; this is John McPhee behind the counter ..." - The Washington Post

Why it's unfilmable: It's a non-fiction, muckraking book about what we eat and what it does to us. There's a lot of slaughterhouse scenes and obesity between those covers ...

The movie: "Effectively balanced between the nonfiction muckraking of Eric Schlosser's bestselling exposé and the loosely structured character drama of Richard Linklater's adaptation, the film is fascinating food for thought." -- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The fiction that Schlosser and the director Richard Linklater have extracted from the book is a mess, with narrative lines that go astray or simply wind up in the air." -- David Denby, The New Yorker

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