'Hey...Hey...Hey...'


To paraphrase Miles Davis; the music exists in the spaces between the notes.

Those coming to this expecting an explosive 90 minutes of tricks, flicks and glory are going to be sorely disappointed. But hey, football's already filled with more than enough shouty hyperbole to satisfy that crowd in my opinion.

This fittingly unique and surreally compelling tone poem to a complex and inscrutable icon operating within a multi-million dollar machine is almost Zen like as it approches it's aggressive conclusion. It manages to convey the tumultuous depths that always laid just beneath the calm surface of this most enigmatic of players. Mogwai's score is the perfect companion piece to the palpable feeling of frustration and subsequent somewhat inevitable release that eventually occurs.

Give me Zidane's mercurial minimalism over the petulant, self-aggrandising show boating of players like Christiano Ronaldo any day of the week

I completely understand how this film is not for everyone but I for one am happy that an appreciation of art and football are not necessarily mutually exclusive and personally found that it made me contemplate my relationship with watching and playing the beautiful game.

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It's spelt "Cristiano" Ronaldo.. no h in there

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Why thank you.

Do you have anything further to add bar the removal of my supplementary 'H'?
Not that I'm not grateful for the assistance of course, but do you traverse the internets solely to selflessly correct the misspelling of sporting christian names or do you also proffer something in the way of opinion too?

Keep up the good work.

P.S. Would it be possible for me to run any further posts past you first? Subbing has never really been my strong point you see. Plus it would save you time in having to seek out my erroneous spelling after the fact...

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Boom. Roasted.

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Nope, nothing more to add to your pretentious rubbish.

Try to learn how to read between the lines.

If you want me to spell it out to you then I will do so - don't talk about a sport you evidently haven't got a clue about if you can't even spell the name of one of it's most famous players correctly

"Boom"
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Fair enough.

If understanding football boils down to spelling player's names correctly then you may have a point. But I'm not sure it does. I am absolutely sure though that you wrote the spellchecked rulebook on how to appreciate football with your own ink-dipped swinging dick. But seeing as no one has yet seen fit to furnish me with a copy I'll keep on talking about it in whatever way I deem fit thanks.

And it's 'spell it out for you' you nitpicking no-mark.

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Lol respect my man i also failed to see the connections between spelling and showing your appreciation of this wonderfully compelling film :)

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Great thread!

;0)

Ricos.

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Thank you. Seconded.

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Hahaha - ok champ.
Whatever you say.
Good luck with the life re-think.
I'm rooting for you.

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Hahaha - the 90s called, they want their insults back

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Agree completely. Beautiful film.

ce n'est pas une image juste, c'est juste une image

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