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This sporting life

Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver.

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  • "Sporting life"

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  • "Set in the bleak and potentially violent working class atmosphere of the north of England, the film tells the story of coal miner and rugby league player (Harris) who initiates an ill fated affair with his single parent landlady (Roberts)"
  • "Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver."
  • "Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver."@en
  • "Set in the bleak and potentially violent working class atmosphere of the north of England, the film tells the story of coal miner and rugby league player (Harris) who initiates an ill fated affair with his single parent landlady (Roberts)."
  • "Set in the bleak and potentially violent working class atmosphere of the north of England, the film tells the story of coal miner and rugby league player (Harris) who initiates an ill fated affair with his single parent landlady (Roberts)."@en
  • "Anderson described his first feature as "the story of a fatal attraction between two temperaments that can never understand or accomodate each other". Charged with the passions of what is not said and done, there is more than a touch of amour fou in the emotionalism of the central relationship between a violent man and a repressed widow. Anderson found in the novel what John Russell Taylor described as "an elem ental poetry, a passionate reaching out" as Storey (who also wrote the screenplay) seeks "to penetrate the soul without forgetting the relevance of the social context within which the souls meet". The game of rugby is a metaphor for the context in which the struggle between "the two souls", seen from the perspective of one of them, takes place. Anderson's first feature was a key film in British cinema of the 1960s, both as the ultimate expression of the social realist "kitchen sink" drama, and as the last example of this mode of film-making for some years."@en
  • "Northern England, the early 1960s. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver."@en
  • ""Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts are outstanding as Machin, the professional rugby player who carries the violence of the football field into every area of his life, and Mrs Hammond, the frigid and withdrawn woman with whom he lodges and conducts a joyless affair." [box cover note]."@en
  • "Lindsay Anderson's first feature is considered one of England's best "Angry Young Man" films. Richard Harris plays Frank Machin, a boorish coal miner who seeks to better himself by joining the local professional rugby team. He enters into a tortured relationship with his middle-aged landlady, which ends in tragedy."
  • "Richard Harris portrays an ex-coal miner whose success as a professional athlete is overshadowed by his bewildering, tragic life away from the playing field. Rachel Roberts co-stars in this award-winning drama."@en
  • "Harris is an ex-coal miner whose success as a professional rugby player is overshadowed by his tragic life away from the playing field."@en
  • "The story of a professional rugby player who carries the violence of the football field into every area of his life."@en
  • "The story of a professional rugby player who carries the violence of the football field into every area of his life."
  • ""Follows the self-defeating professional and romantic pursuits of a miner turned rugby player eking out an existence in drab Yorkshire."--Container."@en
  • ""'You see something you want and you go out and get it. It's as simple as that.' Armed with this philosophy and a driving ambition to attain wealth and fame, Frank Machin rejects his obscure life as a miner in northern England and battles his way to public acclaim as the most aggressive player on an English Midlands rugby team. His skill and ruthlessness on the playing field impress all but the one person he is most anxious to please--Mrs. Hammond, the lonely widow in whose home he has taken lodgings. Embittered by the death of her husband in a factory accident (which was rumored to be a suicide), Mrs. Hammond rejects Frank's romantic overtures and denounces him as a self-centered and egotistical brute. Eventually, however, she succumbs to his sexual magnetism and permits him to seduce her, but she remains emotionally isolated. As his fame increases, Frank spends his money freely and flaunts Mrs. Hammond as his mistress. At the wedding of one of Frank's teammates, Mrs. Hammond is suddenly overcome with feelings of guilt, and she savagely reproaches Frank. A series of rows follows, each more vicious than the last, until Frank is forced to leave. He returns when he can no longer stand the separation but finds the house empty. He learns that Mrs. Hammond has suffered a brain hemorrhage and is close to death. Frank visits her at the hospital, and, although she is in a coma, he makes a desperate attempt to show that he is capable of tenderness. Following her death, he returns to the rugby playing field where the crowd admires only savagery and brute force"--AFI catalog, 1961-1970."
  • "An ex-coal miner's success as a professional athlete is overshadowed by his bewildering, tragic life away from the playing field."
  • "A tough miner becomes a successful rugby player, but his inner crudeness and violence keep contentment at bay."
  • "A tough miner becomes a successful rugby player, but his inner crudeness and violence keeps contentment at bay."@en
  • "Anderson described his first feature as "the story of a fatal attraction between two temperaments that can never understand or accomodate each other". Charged with the passions of what is not said and done, there is more than a touch of amour fou in the emotionalism of the central relationship between a violent man and a repressed widow. Anderson found in the novel what John Russell Taylor described as "an elemental poetry, a passionate reaching out" as Storey (who also wrote the screenplay) seeks "to penetrate the soul without forgetting the relevance of the social context within which the souls meet". Rugby league football is a metaphor for the context in which the struggle between "the two souls", seen from the perspective of one of them, takes place."

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  • "British films"
  • "Sports films"@en
  • "Features"
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  • "Fiction"
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  • "Drama"@en
  • "Drama"
  • "Drames (cinéma)"

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  • "This sporting life Le prix d'un homme"
  • "This Sporting Life"
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  • "This sporting life"
  • "This sporting life (Pel·lícula cinematogràfica)"

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