Moneyball, breaking the rules. The ugly duckling that dreamed of being a swan.
Moneyball, breaking the rules. The ugly duckling that dreamed of being a swan.
Movie: Moneyball: Breaking the rules.
Original title: Moneyball.
Direction: Bennett Miller.
Country: It uses. Year: 2011. Duration: 133 min.
Genre: Biopic, drama.
Interpretation: Brad Pitt (Billy Beane), Jonah Hill (Peter Brand), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Art Howe), Robin Wright (Sharon), Chris Pratt (Scott), Tammy Blanchard (Elizabeth), Stephen Bishop (David).
Script: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; based on an argument of Stan Chervin; from a novel of Michael Lewis.
Production: Michal De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Scott Rudin and Brad Pitt.
Music: Mychael Danna. It photographs: Wally Pfister.
Assembly: Christopher Tellefsen.
Production design: Jess Gonchor.
Wardrobe: Kasia Walicka-Maimone.
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing of Spain.
I release in USA: On September 23, 2011.
I release in Spain: On February 3, 2012.
Qualification for ages: Not recommended for 12-year-old minors.
Moneyball, breaking the rules is based on a real history. The life of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is a player of finished baseball, with a promising career ahead. But it failed. From here on it will focus all its competitive nature inside the area of the direction of teams. A modest team the Oakland Athletics, known as the A's, to the beginning of the period 2002 is in a precarious situation on having had had to sell three of its stars after a big period in which they were on the point of giving the surprise.
Billy confronts the challenge of composing a competitive team again. But it is full of the patter of its group of ojeadores. And it resorts to a publication of Bill James. James was a simple applicant to writer and also a hardened fan of the baseball. It compiled a series of statistical data on every player that were affecting in aspects less frequent than the wise analyses that were making the big ones all. The mánager Billy decides to hire a student, a talent, a brain with legs gone out of yale. It is a question of Peter Brand (Jonah Hill). Together they will confront this challenge of equipping its team without spending what they do not have. They will meet the enemy in their own house since they do not accept (the ojeadores and trainer) that beech another way of understanding the baseball that the tradition: to throw the eye to a player, to value what it costs and to decide its buy.
The final result of the risky experiment will suppose a change in the way of confronting the new future hirings that transcenderá in the personal life of Billy.
The photos that they usually accompany to these comments (that criticism) have never been chosen to conscience. And not only in this occasion. They illustrate and affect in certain aspects of the comment although its porqué is not explained in the article. But in this occasion I believe suitably to reflect the reason of this first photo of Moneyball, breaking the rules. The photo is one of the first stills of the tape. We see our protagonist surrounded with solitude in the bleachers of a stadium of baseball, its stadium (he is the director-general of the team). He is listening to a pocket radio. It is on the point of going on to the glory or …: to the negligence! It lights and extinguishes the radio, does not want to hear it but he dies in desires to know what happens. That happens to me. We believe that if we do not see or do not listen to the meeting the result will favor our interests, we will not alter it with a supposed hoodoo. I it have just done with the last one Real Madrid - Barca. It was connecting every moment to see how they were going but I am unable to hear or to see the entire party. When the result is unfavorable to my team, I extinguish the radio with the hope that this gesture helps and changes the luck to him.
The destination is thrown, but our protagonist wants to alter this destination, wants to alter the laws of the game.
In the beginning of its promising career, Billiy had to choose or its university education or the professional baseball. A good baseball player assembles two, three and up to four characteristics, but young Billy was assembling five conditions to turn into a figure of this sport that in North America is like a religion (as it happens with our soccer).
So many expectation before the possible new figure frustrated its career before beginning (of this we take some soccer example as our homes). This decision will weigh all its life. And this is what will mark the career of now mánager with the Oakland Athletics.
Billy wants to place its team again in the elite, when for the budget it would be fighting not to descend rather from category. This is the sports plot, but also in personal Billy fights to be above, to be a number one in his, to triumph (also, in less measurement, he thinks about how to please its best fan: its daughter). He wants to amend the defeat of its sports career and overcome the rupture of its marriage.
We all long to come to the highest thing. Is our destination written? Billy tried to write its script, alter the laws of the game in search of its sleep. And it keeps on trying it. Of that it is a question the life, of living trying to reach a sleep.
But not quite it him goes on wheels to the equal protagonist. The premises with which they were provided to arm the team stagger for the villains resulted from the beginning of period. To deepen the problem its trainer ignores to Billy's advices and keeps on making its team with a cut of traditional game. In the end Billy Beane has to pull gallons to carry out its intentions. And recovery is then when the team, finally, begins its epic.
The human factor has to weigh more that the economic one this is what comes to us after Moneyball says. The difference with Invictus that movie that narrates us a sports exploit and that directed instructively Clint Eastwood takes root in that that was more the collective feeling of the whole team that it was representing to an oppressed nation.
Actors' good cadre with two "chubby" resultones. On the one hand Jonah Hill, much querible and believable. And on the other hand a haughty Philip Seymour Hoffman although with a short role.
The best of this movie the set, the final result is with a quite finished product that works. I emphasize the scene of the hirings at the last hour, the tejemaneje of the equal protagonist who plays with calls of last hour to some and others to obtain what he wants: a profitable player in exchange for one that does not serve already to its interests.
A snag for standing out is the difficulty that can represent for us to understand some terms that are used in this sport, a country ours in which scarcely neither practice nor love exists. For example I have had to resort to some friend so that he was explaining to me a term that it did not understand: a player "embasa". This term that they repeat themselves often is, basically, when the pitcher gives a base to the batsman. So I would not be surprised that this movie scarcely is, in our country, a pair of weeks in publicity board. The thing would change, probably, of turning out to be adorned with some "fat" award.
A fact for the lovers of this sport. Since it was happening in above-mentioned Invictus, the scene where they stake the Oakland Athletics to reach twenty followed victories is reproduced faithfully, every blow, every throwing, of that epic party.
To finish off I have to return again to the image with which I open this comment. I have been lucky to see the movie, approximately like our protagonist: in the solitude of a lounge. It is a luxury to have at your disposal an enormous room (more than 300 squares) for alone you. I admit that the four and Tuesday quarter is not one very habitual hour to see a movie. But I can make sure you that I saw it as never. Nobody went on ahead from me, nobody bothered me with its noises, nor kicked to my armchair. Of course I lacked the conference with my friends after seeing the movie. And quite for 4,5 euros who above had already paid two weeks ago when I extracted the fertilizer. I do not know if this situation will be supported in a lot of time. I would not be surprised that the movies also will close good part of the week and they were opening the weekends to do box. Of that it is a question the spectacle, of doing box. And that Billy was bearing it much in mind. Enjoy the movies.
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