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 technology Theater 3000, went to the flicks each day for a yr. That's every unmarried day, humans. For a whole fricken' year. and never purely did he suffer, he prevailed -- for this is often the hilarious, poignant, attention-grabbing magazine of his adventures: the 1st publication concerning the video clips from the audience's aspect of view.
Kevin went to the multiplex, yes. 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 wilderness from drive-in to drive-in in a fab convertible. Lived for every week completely on theater foodstuff. Took six diverse girls to an analogous 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 complete Thanksgiving dinner right into a movie show. And observed enormous quantities of movies, from the Arctic Circle to the Equator, from the elegant to the unspeakable. Come alongside on a joyous international social gathering of the cinema with a guy on a project -- to spend A 12 months on the Movies.
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