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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Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • 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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