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WORDS: The About Last Night weblog has a great essay by regular columnist Our Girl in Chicago today about the creation of Word Wars, a movie about competitve Scrabble and the people who play. She also talks about Spellbound, a movie I really want to see, which is about the kids participating in the National Spelling Bee and also mentions Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control which is one of my top 5 favorite documentaries of all time, and I've seen a lot of documentaries. One of these days I'm going to rent Spellbound and I'm really hoping one of the small theaters in town gets Word Wars. I have serious doubts about the later but hope springs eternal. The new Madstone theater here even got Stone Reader (which was great if a little slow in places) which I never would have expected to see in the theaters.