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The Soulless Minions of Orthodoxy - Movie Commentaries

Josh & Justin are The Soulless Minions of Orthodoxy. We record commentaries for classic and contemporary films. 

Sep 14, 2012

Here comes Jack Twiller! Plunging into the teenage abyss, always surprising, always surprised--just like a...

One of the Soulless Minions, Josh, goes solo once again for a commentary on the 1990 film Book of Love.

The film was adapted from a novel by William Kotzwinkle called Jack in the Box and was directed by Robert Shey--the founder and CEO of New Line Cinema.

The book cover describes Jack in the Box as An X-Rated American Graffiti... and I whole heartily agree. It is indeed quite raunchy but with that raunch comes real honesty from the dreams, exploits and the trials and tribulations of our main character--Jack Twiller.

Book of Love never got the attention it deserved during it’s initial release but now thanks to DVD this film stands today as a real hidden gem and serves as a great and charming portrait of teenage life.

Most of the commentary is devoted to comparisons between the book and film, however, I do deliver my fair share of nostalgia, personal insights and admiration.

Sync Point: The first black frame after the New Line Cinema logo has faded to black.

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