Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Sandlot

In my request for DVD recommendations, Melanie & Joe came up with The Sandlot. This stemmed from a discussion about movies they saw as kids that still hold up when you watch them as an adult. Why does this film succeed? Set in the 60s, the story of a rag-tag group of boys spending their summer days playing baseball, visiting the local pool and finding adventure, is very relateable, heartfelt and funny. The production value makes it a lot of fun to watch. Camera work, clever editing and structure make this film interesting visually as well. The legend of "the beast" is creative and really feels like you are in the head of a young boy. Squints brilliant technique to find romance is hilarious!! Great use of music, overall a very strong film. Thanks guys!

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