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Happy 30th, 'Super Mario Bros.,' and thanks for the lessons big and small

Happy 30th, 'Super Mario Bros.,' and thanks for the lessons big and small

It's been almost 30 years since the release of "Super Mario Bros.," and I still can't get one voice out of my head. It belongs to my neighbor's mom, and it's scratched with nicotine. "This is my new babysitter," she said, pointing toward the Nintendo Entertainment System on the floor of her son's bedroom. She had ducked her head into the room and no doubt saw two boys transfixed by what was happening on the television screen. Each of us had just been given an NES for Christmas. SIGN UP for the free Indie Focus movies newsletter >> When she interrupted us, we were busy. There was a plumber who needed our guidance, giant mushroom...

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