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Fever Pitch

Evans, David

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Abstract:
A 1997 film version of Fever Pitch, with a screenplay adapted by Hornby, fictionalised the story, concentrating on Arsenal's First Division championship-winning season in 1988–89 and its effect on the protagonist's romantic relationship. Paul Ashworth, played by Colin Firth, the character based on Hornby, a teacher at a school in North London, and his burgeoning romance with Sarah Hughes (Ruth Gemmell), a new teacher who joins Ashworth's school. The film culminates with Arsenal's match against title rivals Liverpool in the final game of the season on 26 May 1989, a Michael Thomas goal giving Arsenal the 0–2 win they needed to win the title. Fever Pitch compares Hornby's life at Arsenal and other football clubs.



Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT KIT-Bibliothek (BIB)
Publikationstyp Audio & Video
Publikationsdatum 16.01.2017
Erstellungsdatum 10.01.2017
DOI 10.5445/DIVA/2017-10
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000114424
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Schlagwörter Film
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