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

A Year at the Movies: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey
Author Kevin Murphy
Subject Motion pictures
Publisher HarperEntertainment
Publication date
Pages 362
ISBN ISBN 978-0-06-093786-7
OCLC 49531629
791.43 21
LC Class PN1994 .M83 2002

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:

External links

  • Official site of the author and book
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