During the holiday that summer, Clough agrees to take control of Leeds after being approached by their representative. Principal photography ran from 25 May to 2 July at locations in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and. Casting for extras took place on 20 and 21 May. Of course this didn't happen in reality, and unfortunately, on film, it's a glaring mistake! I don't follow any club and had never heard of Brian Clough. Leeds lose the match, and Bremner is given a two-month suspension from football, forcing Leeds to start the season without their influential captain.
Frears had Michael Sheen in mind for Clough right from the start. Seine Streitlust und sein Talent werden innerhalb der 44 Tage auf eine Zerreißprobe gestellt. But I've heard it better described as the game incorporating fine footwork and short passes to move the ball up the field. Retrieved on 29 April 2008. Non-league held auditions for non-speaking football players on 14 May.
I don't believe that definition describes British football in the Brian Clough era. Harries added that without adding fictional elements the film would not have been as exciting to watch. This inspiring and humorous sports drama is about the power of friendship in the face of adversity and the stubborn will of one man to play by his own rules. Retrieved on 8 January 2009. Derby fans quickly lose interest and Clough loses all hope of getting his job back. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 27 March 2009 and in North America on 25 September. The pacing is never boring - it's a good movie - yes there are inaccuracies, but not too many - although, I still do not know what purpose it served to have the lead character pace the locker room while his team was playing an important game.
Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor. If you appreciate top notch character acting, stop right here and buy this now. During the week of 23 June, filming took place in , in place of. Inevitably there's something in us that recognises that that's playing with fire and the gods will have to strike you down. Clough was such a larger than life character in real life - the Ali mouth of English soccer and, like Ali he could back up the comments with results. But I'm not a die-hard fan. Other locations used in Leeds include , the former site of , and a linen hire firm in.
The club win their first ever in 1972, meaning a campaign the following year. You'll hear it on any modern soccer broadcast between Man U and Man City for instance. Derby fans' protests raise Clough's hopes of being reinstated, and he is backed by the majority of his players as well, but former player Dave Mackay is appointed manager instead. They agree to take the jobs after taking an all-expenses-paid holiday in. After the interview, Clough drives down to to patch things up with Taylor. After Bremner and the players air their grievances to the board, the club terminates Clough's contract after just 44 days - though he forces them to pay an enormous severance package. The film received nominations for the for Best Supporting Actor, the for British Supporting Actor of the Year, the for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama and Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Feature Film Screenplay.
You needn't know of Leeds United, 1970's-era English football, or even manager Brian Clough to adore this film. He praised the performance of the actors, however, particularly that of Sheen. Clough accuses Revie of being 'cold-hearted' and 'fundamentally dishonest', both as a person and a football manager, and Revie in turn brands Clough as 'inflexible and egocentric'. He is outraged when the directors accept their resignations and ban them from entering the Baseball Ground again although Clough later sneaks in as a supporter. Retrieved on 8 January 2009.
He also reassured Clough's family that the film would be a more sympathetic portrayal of Clough than in the book. The distribution rights were originally pre-sold to International. On the , the film has an approval rating of 92% based on 121 reviews, with an of 7. Think of it like Bermuda for Americans. Retrieved on 2 September 2008. He also planned to meet with Clough's family and with some of the Leeds players during Clough's tenure.
But this movie goes beyond a documentary exposing the complexities of Clough's character. Sheen channels what I imagine Clough would be like with incredible chops. Furthermore, Clough's longtime assistant, , has not joined him. A gala screening of the film was held at the in September 2009, the film went on a limited release in the United States on 9 October that year. Retrieved on 15 January 2009. Retrieved on 24 April 2008.
Retrieved on 17 May 2008. Juventus defeat them 3-1, and Clough publicly lambasts Longson. It shows the humanity and frailty of his emotions whether it's risking everything in challenging his nemesis or realizing, almost too late, how the beautiful game requires a team not just an individual Highly recommended. The car park outside was dressed to look like the Leeds training ground until the move to the training facilities at in the early 1990s, Leeds United's training ground was indeed located right next to the stadium. Archived from on 15 May 2012. Clough played to perfection by Michael Sheen adores his dutiful right-hand man, Peter Taylor Timothy Spall , while despising his rival Don Revie Colm Meaney.