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

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For some of us, moviegoing is an occasional pleasure. Kevin Murphy made it his obsession, and he did it for you.

Mr. Murphy, known to legions of fans as Tom Servo on the legendary TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000, went to the movies every day for a year. That's every single day, people. For a whole fricken' year. And not only did he endure, he prevailed — for this is the hilarious, poignant, fascinating journal of his adventures: the first book about the movies from the audience's point of view.

Kevin went to the multiplex, sure. But he didn't stop there. He found the world's smallest commercial movie theater. Another one made completely of ice. Checked out flicks in a tin-roofed hut in the South Pacific. Tooled across the desert from drive-in to drive-in in a groovy convertible. Lived for a week solely on theater food. Took six different women to the same date movie. Dressed up as a nun for the Sing-Along Sound of Music in London. Sneaked into the Cannes and Sundance film festivals. Smuggled an entire Thanksgiving dinner into a movie theater. And saw hundreds of films, from the Arctic Circle to the Equator, from the sublime to the unspeakable. Come along on a joyous global celebration of the cinema with a man on a mission — to spend A Year at the Movies.

Synopsis:

Known as the voice of Tom Servo on "Mystery Science Theater 3000, " Murphy hilariously chronicles his adventure of attending one movie per day for one year, which took him from the local multiplex to the Cannes film festival. Murphy watched movies in as many venues as possible, in six countries spanning four continents.

About the Author

Kevin Murphy spent ten years as a writer, producer, and performer on the Peabody Award-winning series Mystery Science Theater 3000. He is coauthor of The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide. He lives in Minnesota with his long-suffering, movie-tolerant wife, Jane.

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Christin, July 23, 2012 (view all comments by Christin)
This is a wonderful book! As anyone who's seen Mystery Science Theater 3000 or Rifftrax knows, Kevin Murphy is a funny, funny man. So it's no surprise that this book has a lot of laughs. But comedy isn't really the purpose of this book. Kevin Murphy is also someone with a deep love for movies and the entire experience involved in viewing films, and that is the real focus of this book. He writes about all sorts of aspects involved in seeing movies, from the different kinds of theaters in which they're shown to the food to the audiences and so forth, and the ways in which all of these elements come together to create an experience for good or ill. The writing is smart, descriptive, and engaging and most importantly it made me love moviegoing the way he loves movie going.


Come for the LULZ, stay for the love!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060937867
Subtitle:
One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey
Author:
Murphy, Kevin
Author:
by Kevin Murphy
Publisher:
It Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film and Television-Film Guides
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
107-47
Publication Date:
20020820
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.12x5.26x.91 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Known as the voice of Tom Servo on "Mystery Science Theater 3000, " Murphy hilariously chronicles his adventure of attending one movie per day for one year, which took him from the local multiplex to the Cannes film festival. Murphy watched movies in as many venues as possible, in six countries spanning four continents.

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