Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
All this week you have a chance to win one of 10 copies of Scott Campbell‘s latest book, The Great Showdowns. It’s a collection of Campbell’s distinctive, awesome art depicting some of the greatest conflicts in movie history. (As seen above.) We at /Film have been writing about Showdowns for years, most recently for Campbell’s second full gallery show. So, to commemorate and give away the new book, we teamed up with Campbell to do something very special.
Each day this week, we’re going to world premiere a brand new, never before seen showdown. Each showdown is based on the favorite movie of one of five /Film writers: myself, David Chen, Russ Fischer, Angie Han and, of course, Peter Sciretta. You’ll have one day to look at the showdown, read our explaination why it’s our favorite movie of all time, and then e-mail in your guess. Each day, out of those who get it right, two will randomly be selected and sent a free copy of The Great Showdowns by Scott Campbell.
Sound good? Check out my favorite movie of all time below and find out how to enter.
Here’s the world premiere of Scott C’s Showdown for ______, Germain’s favorite movie of all time.
What movie is this showdown from? If you know, check out instructions below. For some clues, read this:
When I first saw this movie, I was at the age where things started to make sense. Not things like “2+2″; more like I finally had enough experience to understand why life is the way it is. Which ends up being the theme of the whole movie.
Watching this film for the first time, everything just clicked. “Oh my god, they’re talking about a movie, and visually mimicing it.” “Oh my god, I love that game.” “I feel the exact same way.” “My friends and I have our own vernacular too.” On every level, this raw work from a first time screenwriter worked for me. I laughed, I related, I got excited and incredibly uncomfortable. The film simultaneously captures a specific time and place while teaching us timeless truths. Be confident, have fun, and everybody waits at least two days to call back a beautiful baby. Do you think it’s a coincidence this New York kid now lives in Los Angeles?
So what’s my favorite movie of all time? E-mail the answer in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, address and – if you live in Canada – your phone number. Sorry, the contest is only open to US and Canadian residents. The contest ends at 11 p.m. PST tonight and winners will be contacted directly.
If you don’t win, keep checking back the rest of the week to guess our favorite movie and see some awesome new showdowns. Or, just head to Amazon and pick up a copy yourself. I highly recommend it.
NOTE: If you leave the answer in the comments, all you’re doing is making it harder for yourself to win.