Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen
In the year 1999, the film industry changed the way it made movies. Instead of the normal action-packed films you’d see any other year, you were then more likely to see an action-packed film that brought new emotions out of the audience, and more philosophical thinking, making the films more personable to the watcher. 1999 was also the year before the Y2K, when people weren’t sure if life would be the same or if society would revert back to the days of our ancestors.
In Best. Movie. Year. Ever., Brian Raftery goes into detail about the making of each of the monumental movies that became famous in 1999. Movies such as Fight Club, The Sixth Sense, American Beauty, The Blair Witch Project, Election, and Cruel Intentions, as well as many others, are discussed. Fans of movies from 1999 will find this book very entertaining and worthwhile, especially if you only know the movies by sight, and not how they came to be the masterpieces they are seen as today. Facts such as the actual making of the Blair Witch Project, how Office Space’s origins are from a comic strip, and the list of well-known actors who passed up now-infamous roles, are useful trivia-facts and ways to increase your movie-watching experience.
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