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Author Raftery, Brian, author.

Title Best.movie.year.ever. : how 1999 blew up the big screen / Brian Raftery.

Publication Info. New York : Simon and Schuster, 2019.
2019

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction New - NSLY-11  791.4309 RAF    AVAILABLE
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xxvi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue : "Losing all hope was freedom" : December 31, 1999 -- "I'm scared to close my eyes. I'm scared to open them." : The blair witch project -- "After the game is before the game." : Following/Go/Run Lola run -- "We need to talk about your TPS reports." : Office space -- "Whoa." : The matrix -- "I don't want your life." : Varsity blues/She's all that/Cruel intentions/10 things I hate about you/American pie -- "Sign up for tomorrow today!" : Election/Rushmore/The virgin suicides -- "At last, we will have revenge." : Star Wars: episode I-The phantom menace/The iron giant/Galaxy quest -- "Fidelio." : Eyes wide shut/The mummy -- "I see dead people." : The sixth sense/The blair witch project -- "It's karma, baby." : The best man/The wood -- "Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it." : American beauty -- "I want you to hit me as hard as you can." : Fight club -- "Ever want to be someone else?" : Being John Malkovich -- "Are we shootin' people, or what?" : Three kings/The limey -- "I'm running out of heroes, man." : The insider -- "The bluest eyes in Texas." : Boys don't cry -- "The goddamn regret." : Magnolia -- Epilogue : "We are the middle children of history." : March 26th, 2000.
Summary "From a veteran culture writer and modern movie expert, a celebration and analysis of the movies of 1999--arguably the most groundbreaking year in American cinematic history"-- Provided by publisher.
Fight Club. The Matrix. Office Space. Election. The Blair Witch Project. The Sixth Sense. Being John Malkovich. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. These are just some of the landmark titles released in a dizzying movie year, as a group of daring filmmakers and performers pushed cinema to new limits-- and took audiences along for the ride. Raftery provides a definitive account of 1999, a culture-conquering movie year none of us saw coming ... and that we may never see again. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject Motion pictures -- United States -- 20th century -- History.
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Best. Movie. Year. Ever
ISBN 9781501175381 (hardcover)
1501175386 (hardcover)
9781501175398 (paperback)
1501175394 (paperback)

 
    
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