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30 for 30 short films

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Double Down, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    The first one debuted today. I expect there will be a lot more talk here later in the week when the "Going Broke" one comes out, but this one -- about Arnold Schwarzenegger's time in the Austrian army and how he slipped over the fence in the middle of the night to catch a train to Germany so he could win a junior body building competition -- is pretty excellent. Worth 10 minutes.

  2. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    12 minutes ... you mislead me
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    No, he didn't say the film was 10 minutes, only that it was worth 10 minutes.
  4. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    But it was worth all 12 minutes.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

  6. There's a 30 for 30 on the Bills' Super Bowl runs. It's an hour and 42 minutes long.

  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I thought the original premise for the 30 for 30 title was because there were 30 pieces celebrating ESPN's 30th anniversary
  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but it did so well, it became a brand for ESPN. They wanted to make additional films since most of the original 30 did well, considered coming up with some other name for the line of new films, and decided to stick with the 30 for 30 brand.

    Of all the crazy things ESPN does, this made sense to me because the 30 for 30 denotes "quality" to me, unlike all their talking head crap.
  9. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    This is correct. But the series was so good, they've renewed it twice with 30 more episodes each time. The name doesn't fit what they've done with the series, but it's synonymous with the in-depth, documentary style viewers are accustomed to.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Watching this now and keep noticing Jim Kelly's Continental Airlines trucker cap from back in the day. Wonder if that was a YankeeFan joint?
  11. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Didn't they try to make it ESPN Films instead and it fucked with everybody's DVRs so they went back to 30 for 30?
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    the series is ok. Mostly it's a good moneymaker and good programming.
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