World Cup 2010

I’ve never been a soccer fan.

But this preview just might make me one…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXlBSlyU8xY

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Joel K

    Double Drat (blocked in Canada!)
    …but nate, I love your comment on futball vs. football. Perfect.

  • http://heatheragoodman.com Heather

    My husband and I have friends in South Africa. We were trying to work it out so we could visit them and go to a few games, but couldn’t get the details to fall right. :(

    Also, even if you’re not a soccer fan, whatever you put U2 music to always helps.

  • nate

    I love it!

    No, I’m not the biggest sports fan, but of all the sports, I would think soccer would be the closest thing to your taste in film. Nice and slow, fluid, takes some patience, but with some great payoff in the end. It can be a poetic game.

    Or, another way of looking at it. You can draw similar conclusions about cultures by examining their films or their sports. Futball feels like a lot of foreign films I’ve seen. Football feels like a lot of American blockbusters I avoid.

  • Lee

    Drat. Blocked in Canada.


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