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Wordplay

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A journey into the world of Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor at The New York Times. Shortz has spent his entire lifetime studying, creating and editing puzzles, and has built a huge following along the way including Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.
Title: Wordplay
[videorecording]
Published: Santa Monica, CA : IFC Films : Distributed by Genius Entertainment, 2006.
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc ( 94 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 booklet ([10] p. ; 18 cm.)
Notes: Originally released as a documentary special in 2005.
Five New York Times crossword puzzles and solutions included in booklet.
Special features: commentary with director Patrick Creadon, New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz and crossword constructor Merl Reagle; deleted scenes; 5 unforgettable puzzles featurette; interview gallery; Wordplay goes to Sundance featurette; "Every Word" music video; "Waiting for The New York Times", a short film by Patricia Erens; "And the winner is" results from Stanford 2006.
Summary: A journey into the world of Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor at The New York Times. Shortz has spent his entire lifetime studying, creating and editing puzzles, and has built a huge following along the way including Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.
Audience: MPAA rating PG for some language and mild thematic elements.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Creadon, Patrick - 1967-
Shortz, Will - 1952-
Stewart, Jon - 1962-
Burns, Ken - 1953-
Saliers, Emily - 1963-
Okrent, Daniel - 1948-
Dole, Robert J. - 1923-
Clinton, Bill - 1946-
Alternate Title: Word play [videorecording]
ISBN: 1594442797
9781594442797
Branch Call Number: DVD 793.732 WOR
Statement of Responsibility: IFC Films, The Weinstein Company and O'Malley Creadon Productions in association with Grinder Films present a Christine O'Malley production of a film by Patrick Creadon ; written by Patrick Creadon, Christine O'Malley ; produced by Christine O'Malley ; directed by Patrick Creadon
Credits: Director of photography, Patrick Creadon; composer, Peter Golub; editor, Doug Blush.
Performers: Featuring: Will Shortz, Merl Reagle, Tyler Hinman, Trip Payne, Al Sanders, Ellen Ripstein, Jon Delfin, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, Daniel Okrent, Mike Mussina, Bob Dole, William Jefferson Clinton.
System Details: DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: Soundtrack in English with subtitles in English and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Shortz, Will, 1952- Video recordings. Crossword puzzles Video recordings. Newspaper editors Video recordings. New York times Video recordings.
Topical Term: Crossword puzzles
Newspaper editors
Publisher No: 79615
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Mar 02, 2013
  • eve373 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Dunkin' Donuts, move the D and you've got Unkind Donuts..."
Loved this documentary. The Crossword Competition ending had me biting my nails.

Apr 18, 2011
  • carlcav rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lovely, insightful, journey -- always respectful of its somewhat eccentric characters. Jon Stewart is hilariously competitive ... and, yes, puzzling can be very competitive!

Feb 07, 2010
  • chichico rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An totally entertaining, funny at Times, movie about of all things.... crossword puzzles! Who knew! You will laugh outloud at times. I've watched it twice. (I gotta get out of the house more.)

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