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A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS
September 1, 2007
February 7, 2008
Don't Get Chumpatized.
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This was my second viewing. It's pretty amazing how nail-biting they make the competition between two grown men for supremacy of a vintage video game seem. We have a vested interest in Steve Wiebe winning over the evil Billy Mitchell, he of the spectacular hairdo. I've just looked up the most recent world record. In March 2007, one of them got 1,049,000 and then in June 2007 the other one got 1,050,000. The extras on the DVD include film festival footage and an update on the scoring controversies since the film wrapped.
A fantastic and heart-pounding documentary. About a video game. My personal best? Probably around 90,000. I've got a ways to go.