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Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball

  NR Closed Captioning

Greg Maletic

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About the Movie

"Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball" is a documentary that tells the story of Pinball 2000, a mind-blowing attempt at resuscitating pinball that failed just at the moment many people thought it might succeed. A "Soul of a New Machine" for the pinball world, "Tilt" is a compendium of interviews with legends of the pinball industry, photos, and film of the best games the industry has produced. Though nominally about pinball, the film is many things: a story of innovation, a business case study, a nostalgia trip, a story about personality and passion, of unlikely teamwork and cooperation in a workplace traditionally driven by ego. It's a story of a bold success dizzyingly followed by stunning failure. From its nostalgic opening jaunt through pinball history to its heartbreaking ending, employing remarkable animation throughout, "Tilt" is a fascinating case study for anyone interested not just in pinball, but in the march of technology and the intersection of art and commerce. "You don't have to be a fan of pinball to enjoy the storytelling in 'Tilt'.." --Kelly Williams, Austin Film Festival.

Customer Reviews

Excellent, Highly recommended

I thoroughly enjoyed this documentary. Everything is top notch here from the interviews to the music and the very cool visual effects. I would recommend it to anyone who loves documentaries even if they nothing about pinball. If you do know something about pinball you'll be amazed at the amount of access the documentarian was permitted. You get a great glimpse into the personalities that have shaped pinball over generations. You also get a great crash course in the history of pinball and what makes a great pinball game.

" Two Flippers UP" You will never look at Pinball the same way again!

This is a captivating look into the minds of very talented designers as they are forced ,in a short period of time, to create a very sophisticated Pinball machine in order to save their industry. The goal is high The task is monumental and the result will leave you speechless. You experience the designers creativity share their emotions and become one of the team. If you like Science, Technical,Adventure, Detective, Human Bonding stories, Documentaries or just plain love machines then this film is a Must have!

Worth a watch

This is by no means a great documentary, but any video game/pinball geek should find plenty of interest.

Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2009

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