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, identified to legions of enthusiasts as Tom Servo at the mythical television sequence Mystery technological know-how Theater 3000, went to the flicks on a daily basis for a 12 months. That's every unmarried day, humans. For a whole fricken' year. and never in basic terms did he undergo, he prevailed -- for this can be the hilarious, poignant, attention-grabbing magazine of his adventures: the 1st publication concerning the videos from the audience's element of view.
Kevin went to the multiplex, certain. 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 wasteland from drive-in to drive-in in a cool convertible. Lived for every week exclusively on theater nutrients. Took six diverse 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 1000s of flicks, from the Arctic Circle to the Equator, from the elegant to the unspeakable. Come alongside on a joyous international party of the cinema with a guy on a project -- to spend A 12 months on the Movies.
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A Year at the Movies: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey by Kevin Murphy