#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Taking over England’s top football club Leeds United, previously successful manager Brian Clough’s abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players’ dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. 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 who has loyally stayed with Brighton & Hove Albion.
Plot: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough’s abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players’ dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. 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.
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Michael Sheen is Brian Howard Clough…
Brian Howard Clough. “The greatest English manager never to manage the English National side.” Whether you agree with that sentiment or not, everybody knows Brian Clough was one of the great personalities of the game. Based around David Pearce’s bestselling novel ‘The Damned United’ (which Johnny Giles called: “fiction based on fact”), the films narrative follows the events preceding and during those fateful 44-days of management from the perspective of Cloughie (played by Michael Sheen).
Sheen turns in, yet another brilliant performance as the arrogant, stubborn, distant, bitter, intelligent, yet highly flawed man who went on to become a legend of British football. From his mannerisms to the way he speaks, Sheen projects the outward personality of Brian Clough through to the audience to a tee. And more importantly he takes the film away from the touchlines of simply being ‘another football film’, and instead creates a human drama about one man’s battle with jealously, bitterness and ambition and how that can destroy everything around you, quicker than Billy Bremner could break your legs. While Morgan’s script keeps up the dry wit and humour, and Hooper’s direction carries the colourful scenery of 1960’s and 1970’s Britain, the film could have spent more time centred around the other players on the pitch, more specifically Clough’s second in-command in Peter Taylor and the Leeds United side of the Revie era. They are shown to be Revie’s surrogate sons and nothing more. With that said however, I found it a hugely enjoyable film that went way beyond the stereotypical association we have football films today and instead created a profile of a man who encompassed everything that was good, bad and all that in between about the beautiful game.
a witty biopic and a joy to watch
Peter Morgan (Writer of The Queen and Frost/Nixon) reunites for the third time with Michael Sheen (Leading actor of The Queen and Frost/Nixon) as the two men look to complete a hat-trick. Michael Sheen can tick off another box on his list of his portrayals of iconic Englishmen as his witty performance is a key reason for what makes The Damned United a joy to watch. The performances stand out with many well done performances by the leading cast, in particular Sheen and Spall who show a very impressive on screen relationship.
The film can get confusing at times as it follows two different stories, switching frequently from Brian Clough’s miraculous time at Derby County and his disappointing and shambolic time at Derby’s then rivals Leeds United. The film doesn’t get involved in Clough’s personal life but focuses on his career with both clubs, starting off with Clough viewed firstly as a small-time 2nd Division manager to a arrogant manager on top of the Division 1, another key issue is his close friendship with his assistant Peter Taylor (Timothy Spall) and hatred of the man who preceded him as Leeds boss, Don Revie (Colm Meaney). While at Leeds the key points of focus is Clough’s determination to replace Don Revie as a hero in Leeds and ‘father figure’ as well his poor relationship with the players and the end to his arrogance. Many people may feel that The Damned United is just for football fans, and even though it may appeal more to football fans it’s an entertaining film and a joy to watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Sport
Director Tom Hooper
Writer Peter Morgan (screenplay), David Peace (novel)
Actors Colm Meaney, Henry Goodman, David Roper, Jimmy Reddington
Awards 5 nominations.
Production Company Left Bank Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Screen Yorkshire, BBC Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton XTR Prod, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arricam LT, Panavision Primo and Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses, Arricam ST, Panavision Primo and Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses, Ikegami 79
Laboratory Soho Images, London, UK
Film Length 2,580 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 2,673 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman Double-X 7222, Kodak Ektachrome 100D 7285), 35 mm (Fuji Eterna Vivid 160T 8543, Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573), Video
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 16 (source format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format), Video (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (partial blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema