Wednesday, October 14, 2009

From the Cradle to the Grave

Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.
Most of the time documentaries are either informative or hollywoodized. That means you either got the Discovery/History Channel or Michael Moore and most documentaries made after 2002. Well there was one documentary that came out in 2008 that was a little bit of both.
Consuming Kids shows the carpetbombing of ads targeted towards children. It shows their methods, their motives, their underhanded and carefully thought out schemes in great detail. There are plenty of examples, and the interviews with the advertisers as well as doctors and psychologists provide an in-depth look into consumerism and ads in general. Its quite eye opening and it really makes you think of all the stuff youve bought since a kid for the sheer reason you saw a TV ad for it. You can watch this on google, netflix, or attend a media literacy class where this is almost always required viewing. Its really good, interesting, and never gets dull. Maybe its cuz its 61 minutes long but I was just always interested watching this documentary.


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