Recommended DVD Movie for the Holidays

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Genius Products, Inc. is proud to present "Wordplay," the critically acclaimed documentary, on DVD for the first time on November 7, 2006. "Wordplay" is an artfully constructed film that provides an in-depth behind the scenes view of the New York Times crossword puzzle and the current and historical creative forces that drive its production. Director Patrick Creadon treats this ordinary form of self-amusement as a spectator sport filled with rugged down-and-acrossers in hot pursuit of attaching words to terse definitions.

Elizabeth and Selimah caught this in the hotel room during thanksgiving vacation and I am now watching the DVD which we ordered through Netflix. Well worth the time--KSH.

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Posted November 29, 2007 at 1:14 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Paula Loughlin wrote:

I second this endorsement.  I rented it for my hubby who breaks into hives if he sees a crossword puzzle done in pencil.  I was surprised at how engaging and interesting the movie is.  Though it did not alter my suspicion that the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle is written by minds sworn to my eternal vexation.  But I fool them.  I just figure they got the clues wrong and provide the answer for the unwritten correct clue.

November 29, 3:24 pm | [comment link]
2. Pete Haynsworth wrote:

Playful, well put-together, even suspenseful.  Celebrates persons otherwise not usually in the limelight.  For that matter, puts a number of celebrity figures in a different light than usual.

November 29, 4:28 pm | [comment link]
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