From releasing through iTunes a month before its theatrical opening to the ‘Name Your Price’ promotion, the Freakonomics documentary has made headlines for months. To find out more about the making of this book-based-movie, this GalleyCat correspondent interviewed two of the six directors Morgan Spurlock and Eugene Jarecki.

Both directors are published authors and seasoned filmmakers. Jarecki directed The Trials of Henry Kissinger and Why We Fight. He also wrote The American Way of War.

Spurlock appeared on Media Beat this year, talking about Freakonomics and his breakout hit, Super Size Me. He explained: “I read more law in the course of making this film than a criminal would.” He wrote Don’t Eat This Book and Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? to accompany his documentary films.

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