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Videogame baseball contrast with cinematic fantasy

by Critical Commons Manager

By comparison with the opening sequence of video game play, the story read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his grandson (Fred Savage) and the cinematic action it calls into being seem vastly more exciting and engaging than the protracted gameplay sequence of the Hardball! videogame.

Precredit video game play opening of The Princess Bride

A gratuitous video game sequence precedes the primary action of the film, which implicitly favors reading and cinematic storytelling over videogame play

from The Princess Bride (1987)
Creator: Rob Reiner
Posted by Critical Commons Manager
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