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June 09, 2008

Why sports documentaries are no longer one-dimensional fan-fests.: A new breed of sports documentaries are receiving critical acclaim. Following in the footsteps of Hoop Dreams are films like Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait and now, Tyson.

posted by Steve-o to culture at 02:30 AM - 4 comments

The "Tyson" article was something of a revelation to me. It made me really hope he can get his life back on track for the long term.

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:08 PM on June 09

Speaking of making great sports docos, don't forget the 25 years or so it took to get a historical perspective on Ali and his era. I refer of course to When We Were Kings. Magic.

posted by owlhouse at 10:28 PM on June 09

All I can say about the Tyson doc is "yummy!" ... I can't wait to get a look. Toback's history with other poorly understood/misrepresented sport figures (I'm referring here to Jim Brown) gives me hope that he's got a good handle on this one. Sports docs ... you gotta love 'em!!!

posted by Spitztengle at 10:53 PM on June 09

I clicked the Tyson link before the actual article. The man has to be one of the most intriguing sports figures of our time. His story is so beyond reality that when you stop and think about all he has done, good and bad, it's amazing that we still talk about him in the present tense. I would also love to see the biopic, sports doc, whatever you want to call it. And I hope, too, that he actually does get his life in order.

posted by THX-1138 at 11:12 PM on June 09

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