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30 30 on Ole Miss

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by hondo, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Can't believe a thread hasn't started yet, unless someone gave it some kind of weird subject line that no one understood.

    Anyway, I thought it was pretty good, except for a few too many camera shots of Wright Thompson looking all serious.

    Anyone else?
  2. There is a thread ... a 30-for-30 on Anything Goes.
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Why would it be on Anything Goes and not on journalism?
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    The 30 for 30 Running Thread is about three years old and 37 pages long. It ain't hard to find.
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Fascinating film on a different place and a different time.
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Mrs. t_b_f has DVR'd it for me, and I'll watch it once I get back. I'm pretty excited. I hear it was very well done.
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    The guy who wrote/produced it grew up there so he has a different perspective than someone else might have.

    It took place before I was born, so it is sort of eerie to watch, sort of like watching a WWII movie. But, hey, 50 years ago....
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I thought it was very well-done.

    Thompson did a great job as a narrator, but I really could have done without the first-person stuff. Journalists should not be the story, especially in something like this. As another writer friend said, "They sure seemed to make it look like someone who was born 15+ years after 1962 could give a firsthand account of what happened.

    Thompson is almost certainly my favorite sportswriter, but I was at a loss as to why they had so many shots of him in this otherwise brilliant film. I found it very distracting...
  9. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Very good take, Mizzou.
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