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A year at the movies by Kevin Murphy

A year at the movies (2002)

by Kevin Murphy

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The author relates his year-long exploration of the moviegoing experience, describing his impressions of films, theaters, and audiences as he went to the movies every day for one year.



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Kevin is a very entertaining guide through the world of movie theaters and movies, but his style is too self-conscious to sustain and entire book. The central premise - seeing a movie a day for a whole year, in a proper theatre - seems to bore even him very early on. ( )
  mrgan | Oct 30, 2017 |
Shortly after the end of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Kevin Murphy, the voice of Tom Servo, got a deal to go to a movie every day for a year and write a book about the experience. It a pretty interesting book as long as you don't expect him to discuss every movie he sees, because that's not what the book is about. It's about the moviegoing experience. We see him going to Cannes and Sundance. He visits the world's smallest theater and a theater made of ice. He sneaks Thanksgiving dinner into a theater. He spends a week dressed as Santa Claus (and has an odd encounter with a man who claims to be the real Santa while in Lapland). There's also a lot of non-gimmicky stuff where he discusses the value of film critics, or the importance of independent film, or why documentaries are more interesting than you think. Over all, it's a good book for the MST3K fan or the fan of film in general. ( )
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For Julie and Bill, my mom and dad. And for the audience.
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Beginning tomorrow, January 1, 2001, I, Kevin Murphy, promise to go to a theater and watch a movie every single day, for an entire year.
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