A blog dealing with either the joy of cinema or the agony of cinema--nothing in between.
Monday, June 28, 2010
The Band That Wouldn't Die
The Band That Wouldn't Die is a well made film from Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson, but, as a Cleveland Browns fan, I can't write an objective review of a documentary that makes a hero out of Art Modell and tries to draw sympathy for a city who had their team ripped from them and then did the same exact thing to another city . What about Cleveland? The documentary has very little mention of Cleveland's heartbreak. At least we didn't steal another city's team when we got our team back, and the fact that our team was replaced 3 times faster says something about our fans and how much more our team was missed. This documentary is unfair and is in fact sickening for any true Clevelander or for that matter, anyone with a sense of football history.