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Re: Football Films
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2019, 03:08:01 PM »

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2019, 03:11:50 PM »
There was the Ripping Yarns film.





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Re: Football Films
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2019, 03:15:23 PM »
The Keeper, biopic about Bert Trautman, Man City keeper in the 50s who broke his neck in an FA Cup final but carried on playing.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2019, 03:19:29 PM »
The Keeper, biopic about Bert Trautman, Man City keeper in the 50s who broke his neck in an FA Cup final but carried on playing.

He should probably have gone to hospital. They were only playing Small Heath so they'd still have won.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2019, 04:02:43 PM »
Easily The Damned United for the role of no 1 football film. Gregorys Girl is one of my all time favourites too. Escape to Victory is fun.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2019, 05:08:33 PM »
Escape to Victory is a remake of a Hungarian film.

The stadium they use in Coulomb, Paris was use for the “Chariots of Fire” Olympics in the 20s and a World Cup Final (1934?).

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2019, 05:36:09 PM »
Always found it mildly unlikely that the Germans would happily have played against a multiracial team.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2019, 05:42:18 PM »
I'm pretty sure I once read that Sly Stallone wanted the goalie (him) to run down the field and score a last minute winner, but he was told such a thing would never happen in football. So it seems they were at least trying for realism.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2019, 06:39:09 PM »
The link isn't about football films?

The best I can think of, off the top of my head, is The Damned United.

Considerjng rge popularity of the sport, there are relatively few decent football films. I can think of more baseball films that I enjoy and I don't even like baseball. Boxing seems to be the best sport for cinema.


I think one of the reasons The Damned United was so good was because to the best of my recollection it didn't show that much football. It is the on pitch action sequences which usually lets down a football film.

That is exactly my take on it too. The football scenes were the weakest part of the Damned United, which was a great film.

The live action is so unrealistic in most sports films that it renders them comedic. The way that Stallone takes a punch in the Rocky films is hilarious . I've never managed to get beyond 20 minutes of any of those films.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2019, 06:59:20 PM »


Ian McShane in Yesterday’s Hero

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2019, 07:04:36 PM »
The link isn't about football films?

The best I can think of, off the top of my head, is The Damned United.

Considerjng rge popularity of the sport, there are relatively few decent football films. I can think of more baseball films that I enjoy and I don't even like baseball. Boxing seems to be the best sport for cinema.


I think one of the reasons The Damned United was so good was because to the best of my recollection it didn't show that much football. It is the on pitch action sequences which usually lets down a football film.

That is exactly my take on it too. The football scenes were the weakest part of the Damned United, which was a great film.

The live action is so unrealistic in most sports films that it renders them comedic. The way that Stallone takes a punch in the Rocky films is hilarious . I've never managed to get beyond 20 minutes of any of those films.

Raging Bull, The Fighter and Million Dollar Baby are all classics, IMO.

I'm not sure how realistic any of them are but they're all great films.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2019, 07:05:59 PM »
Actually, I've thought of a good football film. Can't remember the name of it but it's about a bunch of Iranian women who try to get in to see the national team in a vital qualifier.

Don't think there's any actual football in it, which is probably why it was good.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2019, 07:18:26 PM »
The link isn't about football films?

The best I can think of, off the top of my head, is The Damned United.

Considerjng rge popularity of the sport, there are relatively few decent football films. I can think of more baseball films that I enjoy and I don't even like baseball. Boxing seems to be the best sport for cinema.


I think one of the reasons The Damned United was so good was because to the best of my recollection it didn't show that much football. It is the on pitch action sequences which usually lets down a football film.

That is exactly my take on it too. The football scenes were the weakest part of the Damned United, which was a great film.

The live action is so unrealistic in most sports films that it renders them comedic. The way that Stallone takes a punch in the Rocky films is hilarious . I've never managed to get beyond 20 minutes of any of those films.

Raging Bull, The Fighter and Million Dollar Baby are all classics, IMO.

I'm not sure how realistic any of them are but they're all great films.

I'd forgotten Million Dollar Baby - a very good film. Saying that, I can't remember the boxing scenes!

PS Didn't Hilary Swank get an Oscar for that film?

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2019, 07:37:24 PM »
The book it's based on, Rope Burns, is good. Half a dozen short stories written by an old cuts man.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2019, 08:02:59 PM »
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