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Synopsis: Made for the Ford Motor Company's 'Look at Britain' series in 1962. 'The Saturday Men' was directed by John Fletcher, one of the leading lights of the Free Cinema movement. This is one of the earliest examples of fly-on-the-wall documentary style which is such a firm favourite today, the non-intrusive observational method allowing unrivaled access to the real lives of the subjects.
This inovitive style lets you see West Bromwich Albion's First Division squad in training. chatting casually, playing golf, at home with family and turning out at The Hawthorns for a Saturday showdown. There's the tension of the match build-up, the passion of the fans, unique access to the boardroom and a chance to hear manager Archie McCaulay deliver his team talk. 'The Saturday Men' features big names including Bobby Robson, Don Howe, David Burnside, and Alec Jackson but reflects how distant the lives of football stars of the 1960s are removed from today's priviliged players -including Welsh international Stuart Williams preparing for a new career in sales.
The film was made as part of the three-part 'Look at Britain' series, which also includes 'Every Day Except Christmas' and 'We Are the Lambeth Boys'.
AVI File Details
File Size: 289 MB
Video Codec: Xvid
Video Bitrate: 1418 kb/s
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps
Image Width: 720 pixels Height 536 pixels
frame Rate: 25.00 fps
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