• BurgundySuit

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    Here’s your potential movies: https://letterboxd.com/films/year/1993/
    Books: I https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_in_literature
    And music: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_in_music

    October 10th: wallflower: 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
    October 11th: Carrie Nelson: Yes I Am
    October 12th: Pico79: Arcadia
    October 13th: Balthazar Bee: Jason Goes to Hell
    October 15th: Joseph J. Finn: Dave
    October 16th: Sean Hanan: Searching For Bobby Fischer
    October 17th: wallflower: Kristallnacht
    October 18th: Drunk Napoleon: Jurassic Park/Julius Kassendorf: Carnosaur
    October 19th: John Bruni: Carlito’s Way
    October 20th: BurgundySuit: Chartbusting!
    October 23rd: The Ploughman: Rookie of the Year/The Sandlot
    October 24th: wallflower: Pleading Guilty
    October 25th: Seth Carlson: Super Mario Bros
    October 26th: Wallflower: Fearless
    October 27th: Bhammer100: Homicide: Life on the Street/NYPD Blue
    October 29th: Conor Malcolm Crockford: The Fugitive
    October 30th: Miller: Matinee/The Last Action Hero
    October 31st: Anyone can have it really, I just want to make sure we save this date for: The Nightmare Before Christmas
    NO DATE: Jake Gittes: Dazed and Confused
    NO DATE: Wallflower: Fearless
    NO DATE: Wallflower: Pleading Guilty
    NO DATE: scb2012: Mrs. Doubtfire
    NO DATE: silverwheel: World Gone Wrong
    NO DATE: Son of Griff: The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
    NO DATE: Mr. Apollo: The Baby of Macon

  • Defender Of The Dark Arts

    I’ve never seen this one, but I remember Siskel and Ebert raving about it when it was released back in 1993. This is one of a handful of movies from that era that are critically acclaimed but have somehow slipped past me unseen. Hoop Dreams is another example. However, I have seen The Simpsons episode, “32 Short Films About Springfield”. It’s pretty much the same thing, right?

    • Pretty much. I knew some of Gould’s original compositions but not his previously unheard vocal on “Cletus, the Slack-Jawed Yokel.”

      • Defender Of The Dark Arts

        It’s beautiful. When he sings, “Some folks’ll never lose a toe, but than again some folk’ll.” It will bring tears to your eyes.

    • Crimson Pico

      I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times, but Hoop Dreams will absolutely not disappoint.

  • Robert van Dyck

    Pretty much. I knew some of Gould’s original compositions but not his previously unheard vocal on “Cletus, the Slack-Jawed Yokel.”

  • Cennywise The Ploughn

    I am at a lost to attribute it, but a losing football coach argued a little ridiculously that it’s better to go 2-14 (as he had) than 15-1 because in the latter case people will only talk about the one you lost. I don’t think this logic saved anybody’s job, but it’s certainly applicable to many movies – the ones so well-executed for so much of the running time that the flaws stand out all the more.

    • Here, I do mean this criticism as a form of praise. Girard (and co-writer Don McKellar, and Feore) play at such a high level for the rest of the runtime that this bum note really stands out.

      • Cennywise The Ploughn

        Maybe it’s intentional,* like the beauty mark on Cindy Crawford’s otherwise perfectly symmetrical face.

        *I don’t really believe this.