Best. Movie. Year. Ever: How 1999 Blew Up the the Big Screen by Brian Raftery
Reviewed by Laura, Collection Development Librarian
Before we entered the Golden Age of TV, films dominated the entertainment landscape. And 1999 was a remarkable year for filmmakers and filmgoers. The movies that debuted that year include the Blair Witch Project, the Matrix, American Beauty, Fight Club, Star Wars – Phantom Menace, Being John Malkovich, Sixth Sense, 10 Things I Hate About You and Office Space to name a few. What was so special about 1999 that it became a game changer in terms of films and filmmaking? Raftery explores more than 30 films and looks at them against the backdrop of the political and social issues facing the county at that time (Y2K, anyone). A fun read with a hefty dose of nostalgia.