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Date: 14 Jun 2005 23:15:34
From: etower
Subject: New Bowling Documentury Movie
I see that a new Bowling Doc has come out but in very limited release
so it might take a while for the 5 copies of the film to get to my neck
of the woods.

The trailer looks good, so I'm at least looking fwd to the release of
the DVD which might be sooner.

http://www.bowlingmovie.com/





 
Date: 01 Jul 2005 17:43:38
From: etower
Subject: Re: New Bowling Documentury Movie
Looks like this movie really got beat up at the box office and wonder
if it will even make it to DVD.

A LEAGUE OF ORDINARY GENTLEMEN, 2005
Domestic Total
- Foreign Total
- Worldwide Total
-

Country Title Opening Weekend Closing Weekend B.O. total in USD

UNITED STATES A LEAGUE OF ORDINARY GENTLEMEN 5/27/2005 6/22/2005
$10,359



 
Date: 18 Jun 2005 02:53:27
From: JustaBowler
Subject: Re: New Bowling Documentury Movie
"etower" <etower@email.com > wrote in message
news:1118816134.666554.172300@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I see that a new Bowling Doc has come out but in very limited release
> so it might take a while for the 5 copies of the film to get to my neck
> of the woods.
>
> The trailer looks good, so I'm at least looking fwd to the release of
> the DVD which might be sooner.
>
> http://www.bowlingmovie.com/
>

The movie played at an "art cinema house" in Stamford, CT, so I saw it this
past week. I thought the film makers did a decent job of telling a story
about the new PBA (within the constraints of a 90-minute movie).

The four bowlers that were profiled came across as pretty one dimensional
because through selective editing only one aspect of each was emphasized
(Wayne Webb was the washed up star of the past left behind by the new PBA,
Pete Weber was the "bad boy" who fit in with Steve Miller's idea of bowling
as entertainment and got the media attention etc.)

By far the most interesting part of the movie was the footage of Steve
Miller explaining his vision for turning the PBA around and meeting with
(i.e., lecturing to) the PBA players. The guy does not mince words.The film
also did a pretty good job of building up the rilvalry between Pete Weber
and Walter Ray Williams that led to their semi-final matchup at the 2003 PBA
World Championship.

Anyway, as a bowler I enjoyed it because it gave a sense of the "behind the
scenes" action in the PBA. There was only one other person in the theatre
the night I was there! Guess that suggests something about how much this
will appeal to non bowlers! :-)

Wes