a penny for Mal Pope's thoughts right now!
How much more income is likely to be received from the sale of the film rights ? Probably very little. If that is the case then the loan from the club will never be repaid.Another sound investment made under HJ's leadership.Someone more cynical than myself might suggest that the film was made to promote the club prior to selling, and we all know who profited from that !
Those coaches were not from the Wembley trip but a Cardiff bubble trip, the twenty grand taken out of a magical cashpoint and the remortgaging of a house was bad enough but leaving major characters out makes the film a poor one, there was enough good material missed it’s untrue
Bit purist if you ask me. You and I might pay to watch a six-hour documentary which told the story of the Swans in achingly specific detail, but documentary makers these days need to entertain as well as educate. Have you seen ‘Searching for Sugarman’? That’s one of the best documentaries I’ve seen in recent years. Takes total liberties with the facts but the essential story is true. ‘The Imposter’ uses actors to recreate events because there’s bog all original footage to use. ‘Making a Murderer’ has been slated for what it left out. By comparison, ‘Jack to a King’ is a minor offender for leaving out the most exciting 1-0 wins from Sousa’s reign or Kenny Jackett’s contribution to our rise from the ashes. No footage of coaches heading to Wembley so they showed coaches heading to Cardiff instead? F@ck me that’s hardly a hanging offence!!! I wouldn’t claim it’s perfect (I wouldn’t even put it in my top 20 favourite documentaries of the past few years and I’m Swans obsessed) but to call it a sh1t film is a bit over the top (unless it was a joke)?
Not saying it was a crap film. And I suppose that’s how you approach it watching it as a Swans fan, which is to treat it as a movie to enjoy rather than a documentary to watch (not easy to do however going by the posts I’ve read). The IMDB rating is high on their site but it’s still only showing 232 reviews, a number normally designated for cult films. Clearly the film didn’t reach out to its intended audience as successfully as I’m sure was hoped. It looks as though globally it didn’t cause a stir and amongst the fans it’s become a byword for the treacherous sellouts. So what was supposed to be all things to all the paying public simply ended up sitting awkwardly between two stools. The shots of the convoy of buses not being the actual footage of the those driving to Wembley does become a problem (albeit not a hanging offence). It calls into question the rest of the film and what it means to the viewer watching it (BTW I can’t say for sure whether this footage is of a Cardiff tour to their stadium. The poster who stated this would need to explain how they have come to know this). Other alterations and omissions are more problematic than this however. The main one that everyone seems to question is the absence of Mel Nurse, a pivotal figure who was just as instrumental as Huw Jenkins et al. The magic cash point machine is also laughable and this is where the truth would have been a more appropriate telling of the story and more interesting for that matter. So, it’s safe to assume that the story of the Swans’ rags to riches rise through the leagues is still largely untold and waiting to get out there.