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Sunday Quiz: Do You Know Your Football Movies?

22 June 2014 2:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The World Cup is in full swing (or over already for England fans…), so what better time than to put your knowledge of cinema and the beautiful game to the test in our the latest Sunday Quiz here at Flickering Myth as we ask, ‘Do You Know Your Football Movies’? Can you manage to get all ten?

Question 1 The Great Escape Escape to Victory A Shot at Glory

Question 2 Mike Bassett: England Manager Fever Pitch The Damned United

Question 3 Shaolin Soccer The Cup Bend It Like Beckham

Question 4 Bend It Like Beckham Gracie Gregory's Girls

Question 5 Soccer Dog: The Movie Soccer Dog: European Cup Air Bud: World Pup

Question 6 Goal! The Dream Begins Goal II: Living the Dream Goal III: Taking on the World

Question 7 The Damned United Mike Bassett: England Manager When Saturday Comes

Question 8 A Shot at Glory When Saturday Comes Goal! The Dream Begins

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- Gary Collinson

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Football films: the good, the bad and the ugly adventures on the big screen

27 February 2014 3:14 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Even the best football movies struggle to capture the sport's drama on film. The worst (and there are many) are truly abysmal

Why has cinema found football to be such a tricky customer? Football scenes in film and television are traditionally very awkward affairs, with the "defenders" tip-toeing nervously around the "attackers" as they advance, the goal finally coming via the sort of impractical flying volley you just never see on a real pitch. It's clearly very difficult to let someone score a script-dictated goal while pretending to try to stop them but, at the same time, trying not to look like you're pretending to try to stop them. Perhaps they teach it at Rada, who knows?

Furthermore, filmmakers have the challenge of adding a fictional big-screen gloss to what is already an overwhelmingly camera-friendly and consistently dramatic spectacle in its own right. Real-life football already has its own "script »

- Adam Hurrey

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