THE INVISIBLE STRING tells the fascinating love story between human beings and flying plastic. The documentary takes the audience on a trip from the very beginning of pie pin tossing at the... See full summary »

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Chipper 'Bro' Bell
'Crazy' John Brooks
Jo Cahow
Kevin 'Skippy Jammer' Givens
Jonathan Guss ...
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'Steady Ed' Headrick
Joey 'The Oracle' Hudoklin
Irv 'Dr. I' Kalb
John Kirkland
Victor Malafronte
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John Weyand
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THE INVISIBLE STRING tells the fascinating love story between human beings and flying plastic. The documentary takes the audience on a trip from the very beginning of pie pin tossing at the Frisbie's Pie bakery in Connecticut back at the turn of the century to the Rose Bowl World Championships in the late 1970s up to the hottest spots of today. It's a journey into the heart and mind of the people that started it all by inventing games, skills, and creating a global family. Rare archive footage of the 1970s and 1980s, when playing Frisbee grew to become a major alternative sport just as popular as skateboarding or surfing, alters with Monty Pythonesque animations on the joy of throwing flying objects. The most influential people give their personal accounts as remarkable stories are told revolving around living with flying discs. The hottest moves and throws the most eccentric protagonists are able to perform allow an intimate insight on some of the different disciplines like Ultimate,... Written by Joroni Film

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This film needs another edit
27 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

From an overall perspective this movie is wonderful. The film includes a comprehensive history of Frisbee. It includes, interviews with the most talented and publicly visible Frisbee stars. There are sections on the different Frisbee disciplines, Ultimate, Freestyle, Golf, Guts and more.

The film shows the popularity of Frisbee as an entertainment event at the Rose Bowl. The Frisbee stars also toured the USA and internationally.

The film includes sections about the evolution of Frisbee design.

My criticism of the film is that it is about 15 minutes too long and the film is in love with itself.

This is what they should cut.

1) The whole section of the Bud Light Team. Especially, 'Crazy' John Brooks, I do not care that his team mates, forced him to move to Santa Barbara. The commercialism contradicts the narrative of Frisbee as spiritual activity.

2) There were too many interviews where the Frisbee player says, "everybody loves us", "it is spiritual" "it is an art form". You can find people in every sport, skiing, surfing, cycling who say this. Computer programmers say their activity is spiritual. Get over yourself. I realize that these guys and girls have a deep love for the sport, however, when you compare this love to spirituality, you are taking a leap and comparing Frisbee on the same scale as Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam. This is called hyperbole.

3) The guy who was into ballet Frisbee is an eccentric, and this should be cut.


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