Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Now Showing at "The Palais"....
Its Movie Clip Wednesday again and this week Milk River Madman has pulled one out of the Gucci sports bag with the theme
"Favourite Sports Movie"
So rather than post something that you possibly will have aaall seen and maybe even seen it a couple of times I'm going with something that is truly an
Initially written as a play by David Williamson
In 1977. In 1980 The Club was turned into a movie starring many old hands of Australian stage and screen and some new up and coming actors.
The film is based on the behind the scenes machinations of a National football team with all the bullshit and backstabbing powerplays that happen when you get a room full of Alpha Males and far too much testosterone.
The movie also had many of the actual football players from the real "Collingwood Football Club" Team of that era who appeared in actual footage of games and in cameo appearances in the movie.
Collingwood is more commonly known to its fans as "The Magpies" "The Maggies" "The Pies" or more popularly by everyone else as...
"That fucking team of dirty cunts"
Collingwood just happens to be the Club that everyone still loves to hate.
And to make matters worse this year they ended up as Premiers.
In the lead up to the Grand final a website here was signing up people to book a flight out of the country for the week if Collingwood won.
Mainly because all the one eyed fans come out of the woodwork in celebration of a win... otherwise you never see them let alone get them to admit they're a fan....They had so many hits the site crashed!!
Anyway I present for your brief entertainment...
Happy Movie Clip Wednesday