Oct 1, 2005

Vinyl (2000)

In Alan Zweig's moving and hilarious documentary, he interviews tones of social outcasts who hoard records to the point that you can't see anything else in their apartments. This movie is full of "where did you find this guy" kind of people that you may not want to invite home for dinner, but you are glad to have met them regardless. It is a thoughtful inquiry into why people obsessively collect things, as well as a portrait of self-pity, as Zweig turns the camera on himself (literally) to examine his own empty life that his record collect has vainly tried to fill. Yes, honey, I'm working on the back room.

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