Raptorman
How isnt this a thread already?

Sure we all love Hoosiers, but how about some personal faves...or even a top 5 from y'all?

A very under the radar BBM I can watch once a year is "O" from 2001. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0184791/

The leads are stellar.  Julia Stiles is dang sexy. And its Shakespeare based on Othello. Great mood and emotion through out the movie. 

Top 5

Hoosiers
O
Coach Carter
Love and Basketball (I know...I know)
BASEketball

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DanH
Yeah, O is really good.
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LX
Jack Nicholson wrote and directed a basketball movie back in 1971, around the same time he was working on the Monkees Head. It's interesting.

And there's a Soderbergh movie available on Netflix that I have to watch. Maybe right now - High Flying Bird. Apparently there isn't any game action, but rather behind-the-scenes stuff with an agent.
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'trane
LX wrote:
Jack Nicholson wrote and directed a basketball movie back in 1971, around the same time he was working on the Monkees Head. It's interesting.

And there's a Soderbergh movie available on Netflix that I have to watch. Maybe right now - High Flying Bird. Apparently there isn't any game action, but rather behind-the-scenes stuff with an agent.




I mentioned high flying bird in the other movie thread.  I watched it last night and loved it.  Interesting from a film making perspective in several ways, but also philosophically important when it comes to the business of sports and ownership of the means of production. 
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LX
'trane wrote:


I mentioned high flying bird in the other movie thread.  I watched it last night and loved it.  Interesting from a film making perspective in several ways, but also philosophically important when it comes to the business of sports and ownership of the means of production. 


I just watched it. Yeah - lots to think about. Some pretty deep shit. I passed on hearing Silver for a movie, and I’m left unsure which was true and which fiction. Always a mix of both I suppose.
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'trane
LX wrote:


I just watched it. Yeah - lots to think about. Some pretty deep shit. I passed on hearing Silver for a movie, and I’m left unsure which was true and which fiction. Always a mix of both I suppose.


I thought the interviews were really good in there.
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shadowfax
might be my favourite sports movie scene...ever
i used the same principle when coaching my goalies over the years...in fact, i'd start by always asking them if they had seen this film

whenever we'd get to a finals game or important tourney (with scouts in attendence) you could see the doubt/unsureness in their eyes and overall movements
i would take them out to ice level when noone was around and talk about the measurements of the surface...goal crease, blueline etc etc
we'd go to each end...look for black-out areas above, cracks in boards etc etc...then i'd help them mentally prepare for the hybrid/blocking system that i taught them

i have a real soft spot for this scene



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