Saturday, December 26, 2009

2009 is the 30th Anniversary of . . .

Breaking Away.

Best movie ever made.

In June, I was cycling on a road outside Baltimore and saw a garage sale. Stopped by and, lo and behold, there it was -- a video of Breaking Away.

Fifty cents later, I had a video of Breaking Away tucked in a jersey pocket in the small of my back.

Bridget played the video tonight and we saw it. Still loved the writing of the movie's screenplay. In fact, the movie's writer, Steve Tesich, won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

A few other folks liked Breaking Away, too. Like the American Film Institute. In 2006, Breaking Away ranked eighth on the List of America's 100 Most Inspiring Movies -- a list made by The American Film Institute.

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