graeme obree dvd

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by piedwagtail91, 5 Nov 2007.

  1. just got the dvd after being unable to get to see the film.
    best hour and a bit i've spent in a long time.
    glad to see the film shares my view of the U.seless C.hildish I.diots of the "wcf":biggrin:
  2. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    Just been reading his book. Very honest about his demons and the reason for them, and refreshingly unobsessive about recording every microsecond of every minor victory. Very generous to all who helped him.
  3. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Not seen it yet but its on my Christmas list, read the book last month a really good read. Dark in places but to accomplish what he did whilst fighting those demons is some feat.
  4. I saw it at the cinema but liked it so much and Obree's book Ive ordered the DVD :smile:, its not arrived yet.;)
  5. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Moderator

    Here in the depths of Worcestershire, our local cinema is not showing the Obree film until November 19th. ;)
  6. My Dvd came today :biggrin:
  7. I saw the film yesterday on the trip on the Airbus 340 600 from Heathrow to Japan and I really enjoyed it.I thought it was really good.
  8. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    You might not be getting the press coverage down south regarding Glasgow winning the bid to hold the Commonwealth Games.
    Mr Obree has been causing some controversy on the BBC by not being over enthusiastic and saying the money could be better spent to promote sport in Scotland. (or words to that effect)
  9. doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Co Down, Ireland
    Watched the film first and thought it was quite well done and enjoyed it. Decided to buy the book and what a contrast. A really honest account of his battle with manic depression. The book and film provide the same story from two completely different viewpoints. Taken as a whole thought it was a really amazing insight into someone's life.
  10. I like they way he sort of lives and breathes bikes very similar to a lot of us really and I bet a few of us got a bike as a present.I know I did.

    I take it he still cycles.

  11. In a way I agree with him.The Olympics are being held about 3 miles from my home and I also think the money could be better spent in the East End.
  12. OP

    piedwagtail91 Guest

    although it's nowhere near me i think i agree as well.
    they could be left with state of the art facilities that hardly get used after the event.
  13. OP

    piedwagtail91 Guest

    this is a photo of him earlier this year riding something like 60x 12 or14 for bigger pic.

  14. Nice.Im more of a fan now.I remember when it was all going on.:blush:
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