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John McEnroe : In the realm of perfection

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Writer and director Faraut revisits the rich bounty of footage of the left-handed tennis star John McEnroe as he competes in the French Open at Paris's Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Far from a traditional documentary, Faraut probes the archival film to unpack both McEnroe's attention to the sport and the footage itself, creating a lively and immersive look at a driven athlete, a study on the sport of tennis and the human body and movement, and finally how these all intersect with cinema itself.
[Australia] : Hi Gloss Entertainment, [2018]©2018.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 12 cm.
Variant title:
In the realm of perfection
Title and credits from screen.Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.Program content: ©2018.In English and French with English subtitles.
UFO Production presents ; with the participation of Centre national du cinéma et l'image animée ; in association with the National Institute of Sport Expertise and Performance and the French Tennis Federation ; a film written and directed by Julien Faraut ; produced by William Jéhannin, Raphaëlle Delauche.Music, Cyril Bilbeaud, Serge Teyssot-Gay ; editor, Andreï Bogdanov.
Narrator, Mathieu Amalric ; featuring John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Jacques Pernod, Cédric Quignon-Fleuret, Nicolas Thibault.
Censorship classification : M.
System details:
DVD; PAL, region 4 ; 4:3 ; 5.1..
Special features In the realm of cinema : an interview with director Julien Faraut (37 min. ; color) -- Facts about film (1948 ; 10 min. ; black and white) : a black and white archival film about celluloid, film projection, and more -- Theatrical trailer.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryDVD796.342 JOHAvailable
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