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The making of Slap shot : behind the scenes of the greatest hockey movie /

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內容簡介top The Making of Slap Shot 簡介 A true cult classic, hockey players and fans who weren’t even alive in 1977 when Slap Shot was released by Universal Pictures, are able to recite entire scenes of dialogue by heart. Lines like “old time hockey,” “Dave’s a mess,” and “putting on the foil,” have become treasured inside jokes to millions who love the sport. Even NHL coaches like Paul Maurice and Mike Babcock have acknowledged using lines from the film to inspire their players—Maurice once even quoted a line during a televised news conference. Directed by Academy Award winner George Roy Hill, this beloved sports movie lives on thanks to unforgettable characters, hilarious moments, and a script faithful to the world of minor-league hockey and the lives of the people in it. Up until now, there has never been a book to take us behind the scenes and into the zany world of one of the best sports movies of all time. Despite its undying popularity and devoted cult following, many of the facts behind the film’s genesis and production are not generally known to the public. For example, Slap Shot fans may be surprised to learn that: Al Pacino was a willing first choice to play the role of Charlestown player-coach Reggie Dunlop; almost every scene in the movie, including many of the more absurd and unbelievable ones, depicted real-life events; the primary villain, a self-professed pacifist, needed expert coaching in order to appear sufficiently intimidating; the actor who played a sex-obsessed lecher almost didn’t take the part because of his religious convictions; The Making of Slap Shot is the crazy story behind the crazy film—both too real and too good not to be true. Featuring personal interviews with over 50 cast members, production staff and others involved in the making of the film—many of whom have never before gone on the record about their participation in the film—the book relives the making of Slap Shot and brings to life all our favorite characters and scenes, and the Charlestown Chiefs, one of the best known and most popular fictional sports teams in history.

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