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Atari: Game Over

www.bit.ly/xbox­atari Screen­writer and di­rec­tor Zak Penn has been in­volved in many of the re­cent rash of su­per­hero movies, but in Atari: Game Over, he steps away from Hol­ly­wood block­busters to doc­u­ment the excavation of Atari’s ET:The­Ex­tra

Ter­res­trial car­tridge land­fill. While the story is well told, it’s the film’s other thread – a chart­ing of Atari’s rapid as­cent and cat­a­strophic demise – that proves most en­gag­ing. Of­fer­ing up tes­ti­monies from peo­ple who were there at the time, the doc­u­men­tary in­cludes Atari founder Nolan Bush­nell, for­mer Warner ex­ec­u­tive Manny Ger­ard, and ET cre­ator Howard War­shaw.

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