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From a veteran culture writer and modern movie expert, a celebration and analysis of the movies of 1999—arguably the most groundbreaking year in American cinematic history.

In 1999, Hollywood as we know it exploded: Fight Club. The Matrix. Office Space. Election. The Blair Witch Project. The Sixth Sense. Being John Malkovich. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. American Beauty. The Virgin Suicides. Boys Don’t Cry. The Best Man. Three Kings. Magnolia. Those are just some of the landmark titles released in a dizzying movie year, one in which a group of daring filmmakers and...
Recommended by Adnan Virk, Sonny Bunch, and 2 others.

Adnan VirkTremendous book with fantastic anecdotes. Chatting with @BrianRaftery 9-10 on @CinephilePod (Source)

Sonny BunchThe book is quite entertaining, btw. I highly recommend checking it out! (Source)

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Motherless Brooklyn

Saint Vincent's Home for Boys, Brooklyn, early 1970s. For Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. The Human Freakshow, a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach, rearrange objects), Frank Minna is a savior. A local tough guy and fixer, Minna shows up to take Lionel and three of his fellow orphans on mysterious errands: empty a store of stereos as the owner watches; destroy a small amusement park; go visit old Italian men.The four grow up to be the Minna Men, a fly-by-night detective agency-cum-limo service, and their days and nights revolve... more

Alan CooperI’m so excited! Edward Norton made a movie of Jonathan Lethem’s awesome book, Motherless Brooklyn. I can’t wait! (Source)

Adnan Virk@MzCSmith A great time Claire! Loved the book. Heard mixed reviews on the film although @TheAndyKatz also a fan (Source)

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From the New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today

The baseball is an amazing plaything. We can grip it and hold it so many different ways, and even the slightest calibration can turn an ordinary pitch into a weapon to thwart the greatest hitters in the world. Each pitch has its own history, evolving through the...
Recommended by Adnan Virk, and 1 others.

Adnan Virk“K: A history of baseball in 10 pitches” is a fascinating, absorbing book by ⁦@TylerKepner⁩ The artistry of the curve, the funkiness of the knuckler, the deceit of the’s even got Dennis Eckersley convincing the author he could throw a serious splitter! (Source)

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