John McEnroe

John McEnroe

In the Realm of Perfection

DVD - 2019
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Writer and director Faraut revisits the rich bounty of footage of the left-handed tennis star John McEnroe as he competes in the French Open at Paris's Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Far from a traditional documentary, Faraut probes the archival film to unpack both McEnroe's attention to the sport and the footage itself, creating a lively and immersive look at a driven athlete, a study on the sport of tennis and the human body and movement, and finally how these all intersect with cinema itself.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Oscilloscope Laboratories,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: 796.342092 MCE-J
Characteristics: v
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Aug 19, 2019

Excellent doc - however I was more interested in the commentary on what drove McEnroe and his "tantrums" - you guessed it - look at the childhood and the family structure - job well done.

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