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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Six Degrees of Recommendation - December

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The staff is flexing their filmography muscles to find new ways to explore our fabulous DVD collection and make recommendations.  The rules of our game were simple: ONE - only DVDs from Edwardsville; TWO - each selection must be based on something, anything from the previous DVD; and THREE - only 48 hours per choice (get that list moving!).  The results are explained below.  Links between selections are highlighted in purple.

Jacob V.: Frost/Nixon (2008).  Insightful and well done, the film tells the story of the famous post-Watergate TV interviews; teaches younger generations, entertains and has Kevin Bacon.....(2) Karen K.: All the Presidents Men (1978).  More Watergate, less Nixon; also can't go wrong with Redford and Hoffman playing Woodward and Bernstein as they uncover the Watergate scandal.....(3) Evan E.: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007).  More Hoffman, less Watergate & Nixon;  A whimsical tale about a magical store..... (4) Leslie A.: Leon: the Professional (1994) Featured Natalie Portman who was Molly of the Wonder Emporium, as a gangly young girl who gets caught up in terror and violence.  She is brefriended and protechetd by Leon, a professional hitman; tender and enigmatic..... (5) Zach H.: In Bruges (2008) Another movie with hitmen starring Colin Farell and Brendon Gleason; full of entertainment and plenty of dark humor.....(6) Amanda E.: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnasses (2009) Also with Colin Farrell, very fantastical and surreal about choices between good and evil.....(7) Mary M.: The Brothers Grimm (2005) also directed by Terry Gilliam and stars Heath Ledger.  This film is based on the lives of the legendary fairytale storytellers.....(8) Gwen B.: Everybody's Fine (2009) Robert DeNiro stars as a widower trying to connect with his grown chlidren after his wife's death.  Music for the film was composed by Dario Marianelli who also did original music for Brothers Grimm.....(9) Judy T.: The Sound of Music (1965) Christopher Plummer also stars as a widower trying to connect with the children.  That situation improves greatly once Julie Andrews arrives on the scene

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