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The Future of Pinball (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | May 2006 (USA)
In 1998 pinball was dying, thanks to a saturated market and shrinking player base. Williams, the world's largest pinball manufacturer, planned to abandon the game in favor of the more ... See full summary »

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Greg Maletic

Writer:

Greg Maletic
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Credited cast:
Duncan Brown Duncan Brown ... Self
Larry DeMar Larry DeMar ... Self
George Gomez George Gomez ... Self
Steve Kordek Steve Kordek ... Self
Louis Koziarz Louis Koziarz ... Self
Pat Lawlor Pat Lawlor ... Self
Jim Patla Jim Patla ... Self
Roger Sharpe Roger Sharpe ... Self
Lyman Sheats Lyman Sheats ... Self
Cameron Silver ... Self
Tom Uban Tom Uban ... Self
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In 1998 pinball was dying, thanks to a saturated market and shrinking player base. Williams, the world's largest pinball manufacturer, planned to abandon the game in favor of the more lucrative video slot machine business. 'The Future of Pinball' is a 60-minute documentary that tells the story of 'Pinball 2000,' a clever attempt at resuscitating pinball that failed just at the moment a lot of people thought it might succeed. A 'Soul of a New Machine' for the pinball world, 'The Future of Pinball' is a compendium of interviews with legends of the pinball industry, photos, and films of the best games the industry has produced. It's a story about personality and passion, of bold success dizzyingly followed by a stunning failure. Written by Greg Maletic

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The Story of Pinball 2000

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Documentary

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Not Rated

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Shades of Stewart Rattingboo
2 November 2007 | by exit38See all my reviews

Although eerily similar to some of Stewart Rattingboo's early efforts, this film manages to stand apart and alone from the usual documentary fare. The production values are quite meritorious and the soundtrack an aural feast. Shot in a melange of styles that include cinema verite' and film noir, the viewer is treated to the cinematic equivalent of a one-two punch. Duncan Brown really steals the show with his incisive comments , pithy sayings and overall bonhomie when addressing what is really a rather sad subject. The viewpoints expressed by the lesser figures featured in the film, while notable for their candor, are mere window dressing when compared to Mr. Brown's overall grasp of the big picture. A highly enjoyable film!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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