By Kevin Murphy
For a few of us, moviegoing is an occasional excitement. Kevin Murphy made it his obsession, and he did it for you.
Mr. Murphy, recognized to legions of lovers as Tom Servo at the mythical television sequence Mystery technological know-how Theater 3000, went to the films each day for a 12 months. That's every unmarried day, humans. For a whole fricken' year. and never simply did he undergo, he prevailed -- for this can be the hilarious, poignant, attention-grabbing magazine of his adventures: the 1st e-book in regards to the video clips from the audience's aspect of view.
Kevin went to the multiplex, yes. yet he didn't cease there. He stumbled on the world's smallest advertisement movie show. one other one made thoroughly of ice. looked at flicks in a tin-roofed hut within the South Pacific. Tooled around the desolate tract from drive-in to drive-in in a fab convertible. Lived for per week completely on theater foodstuff. Took six various girls to a similar date motion picture. Dressed up as a nun for the Sing-Along Sound of Music in London. Sneaked into the Cannes and Sundance movie fairs. Smuggled a whole Thanksgiving dinner right into a movie show. And observed 1000's of movies, from the Arctic Circle to the Equator, from the chic to the unspeakable. Come alongside on a joyous international party of the cinema with a guy on a challenge -- to spend A yr on the Movies.
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A Year at the Movies: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey by Kevin Murphy