Um die Wartezeit auf Menahem Golan -Life of a Cinemaniac und Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films von Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!) zu verkürzen, ist diese einstündige BBC-Dokumentation ausgezeichnet geeignet. Sie zeigt Menahem Golan und Cannon Films 1986 auf dem Höhepunkt ihres Erfolges.
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The most spectacular sporting event in the world in 2013 will take place next July, when for twenty‐one days, the 100th Tour de France sees 180 cyclists pedal over 3,000km around the French countryside. This grueling event will be cheered on by huge roadside crowds and accompanied by the mighty caravan of global media, sponsors, medics and support staff that keep the wheels turning.
Within that media scrum sits one of the worlds most cantankerous sports journalists. Paul Kimmage has spent the last 22 years fighting to rid his most beautiful sport of doping. The former professional cyclist is detested by many in the sport, led by Lance Armstrong, fellow journalists and heads of the world cycling governing body.
Throughout the twenty‐one days of the most grueling road race, we travel with journalist Paul Kimmage in his caravan, giving us an extraordinary insight into the fascinating, beautiful and often shocking world of professional cycling. At its heart this is a story of one man’s unrequited love for his sport.
Right now, there is no sport with a bigger credibility fight on its hands than cycling, and no event where genuine romance coexists so uncomfortably with hideous reality than the Tour de France. Told against the backdrop of the centenary Tour, and through the eyes of one of the most aggravated whistleblowers in sports journalism, we are going on a journey that could prove to be one of the most contentious sports films of our time.
Due for completion: November 2013
[Wildfire Films, via Donald McRae]
Eine längst überfällige Dokumentation zum Aufstieg und Fall von Cannon Films bzw. Menahem Golan. Es gab wohl kein anderes Filmstudio, das so stark die achtziger Jahre repräsentierte. Einen guten Überblick über ihren Output bietet diese Seite.
A Different League: Where Next in the Evolution of Women’s Football? is a feature length documentary focusing on the success, development and future of the women’s game played in England.
Produced by Plus44 Films, A Different League joins women’s football after the phenomenal success of the London 2012 Olympic games. With extensive access to leading figures within the women’s game at the Football Association, as well as in-depth focus on Arsenal Ladies and Charlton Athletic Women, ADL kicks opens the door to women’s football as never seen before.
(via Boing Boing)
The War of the Volcanoes – Trailer zur Dokumentation über die Liebesgeschichte von Ingrid Bergman und Roberto Rossellini
The story of the biggest jet-set love scandal of all times. Starring Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani and the mythical and primitive nature of the Aeolian Islands. The islands are at the same time the set for the movie “Vulcano” with Anna Magnani, who’s just been abandoned by Rossellini, and for the movie “Stromboli, Terra di Dio” that will lead to the artistic and love relationship between Bergman and Rossellini.
(via The Film Stage)
Following a season in which football has been rocked by allegations of racism, former Premier league defender Clarke Carlisle explores how far his profession has really progressed since the dark days of banana throwing on the terraces in this documentary.
Die Dokumentation erzählt die Lebensgeschichte des Bruders von Benjamin Netanyahu. Er verlor sein Leben bei der Operation Entebbe. Durch seine Rolle, als Anführer der Befreiung der jüdischen Geiseln aus den Händen von PFLP und Revolutionären Zellen, wurde er zu einem der größten Helden Israels. So beschreibt ihn der Regisseur in der Pressemappe folgendermaßen:
Unlike many army heroes, Yoni Netanyahu was a scholar, writer, and poet. He hated war—but loved his country. He would do anything for its survival, including sacrificing a promising academic career to becom e an elite soldier. Everything Yoni did, he did “all the way.” This was the mentality that made him into a war hero and vaunted Special Forces commander. But it also separated him from the woman he loved and destroyed his marriage. Yoni tried unsuccessfully to find a balance between a civilian life and the life of a soldier —and this flaw hurt the people closest to him.
(via PJ Media)