As anthology films go, Freakonomics is an entertaining -- if occasionally scattershot -- documentary. But then, that was the nature of the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, upon which the film was based.
I spoke to Gordon about applying Freakonomics, working with a group of celebrated documentarians, films that changed Gordon's life, and matters concerning Donkey Kong and the scripted remake of the King of Kong that is in the works.
"It's pure journalistic olestra. The consistent barrage of 'first 100 days'-related news goes through people so quickly that their heads and now their bodies are unable to properly absorb or digest it all."