Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New This Week: Either You’re In or You’re In the Way by Logan and Noah Miller

Filmmaking twin brothers Logan and Noah Miller have a single car, mobile phone and computer between them. It’s not that they wouldn’t each like their own but, as they tell us in the opening paragraphs of Either You’re In or You’re In the Way (Collins) “right now money is tight. So, for now, we share. And are blessed to have someone to share it with.”

That’s pretty much the sentiment that floats us through the book. It’s a charming, witty and in some ways fascinating story that’s part memoir and partly the story of how -- against all odds -- the brothers wrote, produced, acted in and directed a feature film -- starring no less than Ed Harris -- in less than a year with little between them besides 17 credit cards.

That would be sufficient story for the book, but then the resulting film, Touching Home, was nominated for 26 Academy Awards and took home 11 of them.

Either You’re In or You’re In the Way
is, in some ways, a Cinderella story in perfect Hollywood style with all the bittersweet details and plot twists such a story demand. And, all things considered, it’s no surprise that they can write, too. Those who love movies and/or a touching family story will enjoy this book. It’s a very worthwhile read on so many levels.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


what year was this movie released?

I'm trying to track down which Academy Awards it won.

It says in the article that it was nominated for 26 Academy Awards and took home 11 of them.

Wow! 11 Academy Awards for one film. I think that may be a record!

Please write back to me if you can with info!


Tom Ruegger

Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 4:32:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously? No: I don't think so. Lots and lots of films have won that many. If you really want to know why not just google the name of the film?

Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 12:47:00 AM PDT  

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