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Shit, actually : the definitive, 100% objective guide to modern cinema / by Lindy West.

West, Lindy, (author.).

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Homer Public Library 791.4375 WES 000156485 Display -- Lit Lineup Place on copy / volume Checked out 09/25/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780316449823
  • ISBN: 0316449822
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 243 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2020.

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"New York Times opinion writer and best-selling author Lindy West was once the in-house movie critic for Seattle's alternative newsweekly The Stranger, where she covered film with brutal honesty and giddy irreverence. In Shit, Actually, Lindy returns to those roots, reexamining beloved and iconic movies from the past 40 years with an eye toward the big questions of our time: Is Twilight the horniest movie in history? Why do the zebras in The Lion King trust Mufasa - who is a lion - to look out for their best interests? Why did anyone bother making any more movies after The Fugitive achieved perfection? And, my god, why don't any of the women in Love, Actually ever fucking talk? From Forrest Gump, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Bad Boys II, to Face/Off, Top Gun, and The Notebook, Lindy combines her razor-sharp wit and trademark humor with a genuine adoration for nostalgic trash to shed new critical light on some of our defining cultural touchstones - the stories we've long been telling ourselves about who we are. At once outrageously funny and piercingly incisive, Shit, Actually reminds us to pause and ask, "How does this movie hold up?", all while teaching us how to laugh at the things we love without ever letting them or ourselves off the hook."--Back cover.
Reexamines iconic movies from the past forty years to identify laugh-worthy plot holes and fictional misrepresentations in such esteemed blockbusters as "Forrest Gump," "The Lion King," and "Top Gun."
Subject: Motion pictures > Criticism and interpretation.
Motion pictures > Humor.
Motion pictures > History.
American wit and humor.
Genre: Motion picture reviews.
Humor.