Monday, November 1, 2010

Movie Mondays

The Legend of Bagger Vance

Book, 1995 by Steven Pressfield

The time: 1931. The place: the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept Atlantic shore. The event: a once-in-a-lifetime 36-hole which the stakes are higher than anyone imagined.

In Steven Pressfield's richly imagined, vividly detailed story, golf legends Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen are joined by a local unsung opponent, the troubled war hero Rannulph Junah. Played above raging Atlantic surf and under gathering storm clouds, their match is thrilling competition. But the key to the outcome lies with Bagger Vance, a caddie who carries the secret of the Authentic Swing. His mysterious powers guide the play and leave a lasting imprint on the lives he touches that day and in years to come.

A sports fable worthy of comparison to The Natural, The Legend Bagger Vance reveals that, in life as well as golf, the real battle is not with outside opponents but with oneself.

Movie, 2000 directed by Robert Redford

Features: Matt Damon, Will Smith, Charlize Theron

Tagline: Some Things Can't Be Learned. They Must Be Remembered.

Did you know? This was Jack Lemmon's final film before his death in 2001.

Have you read the book or seen the movie?

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