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A Year at the Movies: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey

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Publisher  HarperEntertainment
Pages  362
LC Class  PN1994 .M83 2002
Author  Kevin Murphy
Subject  Film
OCLC  49531629
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Publication date  2002
ISBN  978-0-06-093786-7
Originally published  2002
Page count  362
Dewey decimal  791.43
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A Year at the Movies: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey is a book written by Kevin Murphy about his experiences of seeing a movie each day, for the entire year of 2001. Much of the content derives not only from Murphy's "filmgoing odyssey" but also from his thoughts and observations on the changing nature of the filmgoing experience itself. Murphy comments extensively on the overwhelming prevalence of multiplex movie theaters which generally screen Hollywood blockbuster films at the expense of a wider range of classic, independent and foreign language films. While many of the daily film viewings chronicled in the book fall into the Hollywood kitsch category, quite a few sections deal with films that Murphy actually enjoyed watching, whether because of the film itself or because of the quality of the theater in which it was viewed.

Some notable experiences:

  • Dressing as a nun during a showing of The Sound of Music in London.
  • His extreme dissatisfaction with the movie Town and Country.
  • Bringing an entire Thanksgiving dinner into a movie.
  • Enduring the Chris Kattan film Corky Romano with fellow MST3K alum Michael J. Nelson.
  • His thoughts during the September 11th terrorist attacks.
  • Seeing a movie in a theater made of ice and snow.
  • References

    A Year at the Movies: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey Wikipedia

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