Come on, Roger!!
Holy moly -- another tiebreaker. I think we need a smiley for "nail-biting!"
Both guys are playing so well and Djokovic is really rising to the occasion.
I'm too anxious to watch. I really want Federer to win!
Only FedEx could do something like this. Now 2-2 sets.
Has anyone seen the football-based movie Victory? It's not a top-flight film, but I find it very interesting and enjoyable. It's set in World War II and concerns a bunch of POWs who are recruited to play a match with a German team in a Paris stadium as a propaganda stunt by the Nazis. There's adventure and intrigue involving the French Resistance, and the last scene is exhilarating. One plus for the film is that most of the football players of both sides are played by actual soccer stars of the era, including the great Pele. (His backstory is that he's from Trinidad and was fighting with British forces when he was captured by the Nazis.) Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone are the actors on the football team, and I believe other actors include Max von Sidow. As part of the ending credits, the cast is introduced one by one, with the actual footballers shown in freeze-frame, each with his name and country shown over his image.
It's not an entirely realistic film, of course, but as a pure adventure, it's lots of fun, and the soccer is well done. It's very rare to have a soccer film, at least in this country. Most films with sports themes are (as you'd expect) baseball or (American) football films, with some basketball movies such as Hoosiers thrown into the mix. Anyway, I wondered whether this was a film anyone else here had seen. Just the enjoyment of watching Pele play (including his bicycle kick, which is done in slow-motion replay several times just to make sure you know it really happened!) is a delight.
It's a terrible movie.
As I said, it's not at the level of On the Waterfront or anything, but it's got a couple of high points that reach me every time, especially the ending, which in my heart of hearts I wish had really happened at least once during the occupation of France. Especially today, when all those players are long since retired (the film is just about as old as Michelle Kwan, made in 1980 or 1981), it's a treat to see them playing even in a choreographed game.
Welcome, Midorichen! Does your name mean that you're a fan of the great Ito? Glad to have you here!