Wordplay

2006

Wordplay is a 2006 documentary film directed by Patrick Creadon. It features Will Shortz, the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle, crossword constructor Merl Reagle, and many other noted crossword solvers and constructors. The second half of the movie is set at the 2005 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (ACPT), where the top solvers compete for a prize of $4000. Wordplay was the best reviewed documentary film of 2006, according to Rottentomatoes.com

The movie focuses on the following crossword solvers:

The film contains appearances by many celebrity fans of the Times puzzle, including Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, Mike Mussina, Daniel Okrent, and the Indigo Girls.

A 2008 episode of The Simpsons, "Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words", is based on the film. James L. Brooks got the inspiration for the episode after watching Wordplay. "We felt both Will and Merl were very compelling, off-the-beaten-track personalities [in Wordplay], who would fit into our universe very well", Brooks said. The episode was written by Tim Long, and directed by Nancy Kruse, and guest-starred crossword puzzle creators Reagle and Shortz as themselves.

Wordplay features a theme song, "Every Word", written and performed by Gary Louris of The Jayhawks. The Wordplay DVD features a music video of "Every Word".

Quelle: Wikipedia(englisch)
Kinostart:2006
weitere Titel:
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Genre:Dokumentarfilm
Herstellungsland:Vereinigte Staaten
Originalsprache:Englisch
Farbe:Farbe
IMDB: 3
Regie:Patrick Creadon
Drehbuch:Patrick Creadon
Kamera:Patrick Creadon
Darsteller:Jon Stewart
Ken Burns
Bill Clinton
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2007
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Critics Choice Award
Best Documentary Feature
Nominiert
2007
Central Ohio Film Critics Association
COFCA Award
Best Documentary
Nominiert
2007
Online Film & Television Association
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Nominiert
2006
National Board of Review, USA
NBR Award
Top Five Documentaries
Gewinner
2006
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
CFCA Award
Best Documentary
Nominiert
2006
Satellite Awards
Satellite Award
Best Documentary DVD
Nominiert
2006
Sundance Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Nominiert
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