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In Two Weeks: "Best Shot" Returns!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot, our series celebrating our relationship to the image and the brilliant ways directors and cinematographers capture it to tell the story, returns in March. We hope you'll join us and spread the word to other cinephile friends. The more is truly the merrier with this season since we're looking at the same movie through multiple eyes.

Tuesday March 3rd THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
How do you solve a problem like Maria? You don't. You just fall madly in love with her and then hire her to mother your enormous brood. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this Best Picture winner with us by choosing your best shot. We'll share links to all of yours at 9 PM

Tuesday March 10th PARIS IS BURNING (1991)
"O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E. You own everything!" but you don't need to own this movie to play along since its on Netflix Instant Watch. It's only one of the best documentaries and most important time capsules of all time. It schooled the world in drag and trans culture and vogueing and "realness" and balls and "shade" and "reading" long before RuPaul's Drag Race was a colorful pop culture phenomenon - hell, before anybody even knew who RuPaul was. 

Tuesday March 17th THE QUIET MAN (1952)
For St. Patrick's Day, we're off to Ireland with John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara. Winner of Best Cinematography at the Oscars [Amazon Instant | Netflix Instant

You're playing along for every episode this time. Make it your 2015 goal!



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The Quiet Man <3

February 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

Awesome! I need to try harder to participate here. The Sound of Music is an easy one since I own it and the kids love it.

February 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

The Quiet Man!! That's gonna be tough one. That movie looks GORGEOUS!

February 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSquasher88

THE QUIET MAN! I feel like you did that just for me!

February 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commentershawshank

I saw today in line at the grocery store that Time has a new "special interest publication"--The Sound of Music- 50 Years. Has photos and ditties re the filming, and pics of collectibles.

So if GWTW fanatics are called "windies", what are TSoM fans called?

February 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPam

@Pam: Trappists or Maria-nettes.

February 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

I'm so excited!

Speaking of which, what about an Almodovar movie this year?

February 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCoco

Great choices! The Quiet Man is gorgeous. Looking forward to this new season :D

February 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick T

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