Throwback Thursday – Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock with a Simpsons fan for a fan culture themed documentary.

Morgan Spurlock with a Simpsons fan for a fan culture themed documentary. Click for a link to detailed photos!

As part Fan Culture’s new Throwback Thursday series, I will locate old interviews not yet converted to text and share them here. I’m honored that the first in this series will be focused on Morgan Spurlock.

Back in 2011, I twice have had the opportunity to interview Morgan Spurlock, film maker and media personality behind Oscar nominated “SuperSize Me”, FX program “30 Days”, and CNN’s “Inside Man”.

In one of the interviews, Fan Culture specifically got to ask him the following: Without commercialism, would pop culture fanaticism survive? His answer? “That is such a fantastic, philosophical question! Yes, I do think it would, because they are somewhat different things.”

Morgan continues “I think being a fanatic, being somebody who loves ‘BattleStar Galactica’ – I love BSG. You know, it wasn’t commercials that made me love BSG, it was execution, it was creativity…that’s not the same thing that will make people go buy a Gucci bag. They’re very different worlds of influence.”

If you would like to hear all of the Morgan interviews with this site, listen to the radio interview HERE and watch him “fanATOMY” HERE



About Amanda Rosenblatt

I have always been obsessed with fan stories, the origin of fanaticism and pop culture in general.
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