In 1999, Hollywood released some of the most iconic, hotly anticipated, provocative, and remarkable movies ever made. American Beauty may have taken the Academy Award for Best Picture, but the year was full of incredible storytelling. Best. Movie. Year. Ever. by Brian Raftery looks at the filmmakers who pushed the envelope, creating new expectations for audiences and transforming movies forever.
The book includes interviews with the directors and actors behind some of those famous flicks, including Sofia Coppola, Taye Diggs, Edward Norton, M. Night Shyamalan, and Reese Witherspoon. There are also stories from the Office Space dudes, the Blair Witch Project kids and the actor behind possibly the most hated sci-fi character ever — Jar Jar Binks, introduced that year in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
The list of movies covered is staggering, including Being John Malkovich, Boys Don’t Cry, Election, Fight Club, The Matrix and The Sixth Sense. Best. Movie. Year. Ever. will bring you back and give you a new appreciation for an unforgettable year in cinema.