Friday, December 4, 2015
Mock Squid Soup: December's Three Clues
Today, for this month's edition of Mock Squid Soup, all society members are invited to post three hints about their film choice for the month. All are welcome to guess, of course. My three clues:
- My film belongs to a genre that inspires eye rolls from my wife. Interestingly, her home state has been the setting for a disproportionate number of the genre's finest examples, including this one. Perhaps her disdain stems from the very fact that she hails from a place where people take the subject matter of these movies far too seriously. For example...
- My wife went to a Catholic high school. One of the nuns - the typing teacher - would lead students in prayer for the success of a certain group of young men each autumn weekend. These young men are also the subject of my movie.
- The lead was a reasonably successful child actor but my film represented his breakthrough as an adult. He was just getting started. A few years later, he would be cast in an important role in one of the most successful franchises in the history of cinema.
Any guesses? Society reviews will be posted next Friday, December 11th. See you then. Meanwhile, please visit my fellow cinephiles today: