Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen Book Review

Every decade or so, there is one year in which forever alters how movies are made and seen. The year 1999 was one of those years.

The new book, Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen, by Brian Raferty breaks down the popular movies of that year and how those movies impacted the industry for decades to come. Movies such as Fight Club, The Matrix, She’s All That, Boys Don’t Cry and The Best Man are just some of the movies were released that year. Containing interviews with actors, directors and others involved in the film making process, this book is the story of the films, the creative teams who made the films and the impact these films have had on the culture over the past twenty years.

This book is a must read for movie fans. It is not only a fun read and a nice behind the scenes look at the films, but it also creates a sense of nostalgia for a year that produced some of our fines movies.

I recommend it.


Late Flashback Friday-Fight Club (1999)

While a standard desk job may sound like a good job to some, for others, the boring monotony is the last thing they could ever think of doing.

In the 1999 movie Fight Club,  The Narrator (Edward Norton) is an average Joe with an average office job. Then he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) who by day makes soap and by night, is looking to start an underground fight club. What starts out as a diversion from the drudgery of his every day life turns his life upside down.

This movie is sort of quirky, but the backbone of the narrative is the story of an ordinary man who has an extraordinary adventure into the unknown.

I recommend it.

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