Adnan speaks with Brian Raftery, author of the amazing book "Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen." Brian is on the show to talk about what is considered by many to be the greatest year in film's history - 1999. Adnan also reviews the new film "Brittany Runs A Marathon" and in honor of the 1999 films, Adnan and Joe give their Mt. Rushmore of the best movies of that year.
On The Gist, Grumpy Cat is dead. So are Bill de Blasio’s chances at winning the White House. In the interview, 1999 might be the greatest year in film—think The Matrix, The Sixth Sense, and Fight Club. But does Magnolia belong in the great movie pantheon, and should we really have been as impressed with American Beauty as we were? Brian Raftery, author of Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen, takes us through the last year of the ’90s and explains why there hasn’t been one like it since. In the Spiel, there’s no place for centrism as far as abortion rights go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Brian Raftery writes for GQ, Wired and Rolling Stone, among others. He just wrote a really interesting book. He called it "Best Movie Year Ever" and in the book's 300 pages, Brian makes the case that one of the most interesting and memorable years in cinema history... was 1999. The year that saw the release of Office Space. Rushmore. Three Kings. Being John Malkovich... you get the point. It's a great read, tons of interviews and insight into a year that not just saw a bunch of classic movies but changed the way studios marketed them. Listen to this one for a fascinating conversation about film!