Sunday, July 09, 2006
Wordplay is a documentary about crossword puzzles .... yes, crossword puzzles, specifically, The New York Times crossword puzzle. The beauty of this film is not so much the subject, but the people. Puzzlers are passionate, and that is well represented in this film. Explanations of how a crossword puzzle is built, celebrities that do the puzzle and a tournament that has been held since 1978, make a subject that sounds mundane, pretty darn interesting and often funny. Who knew that John Stewart is an avid puzzler?!?!?