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"The Legend of Bagger Vance"

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WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.

Note: This is feedback on the movie "The Matrix". It has nothing to do with Bagger Vance, but I just had to share it with y'all. Feel free to email this Jackass.
It was submitted by craig (brinsdale23@freeserve.co.uk) on Sunday, November 5, 2000 at 14:10:31

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which_movie: matrix

referred_by: Search Engine

Comments: you hardly reviewed this film did you? All you seemed to waffle on about was, are the niggers gonnah fucking die. I must inform you it fucking pissed me of. Is the film good or what because that review certainly didn't tell me.

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Now on to Bagger Feedback:

Hey, just wanted to say that I love your site.
I'd just like to add a few things about 'The Legend of Bagger Vance' since they might have cleared up your understanding of what the material was trying to accomplish (from a 'message' perspective).
The novel is actually a homage to, and reworking of, an ancient Hindu text called The Bhagavad Gita [Song of God], or simply The Gita. The Gita revolves around 2 people; Arjuna, a great warrior, and his mentor/guide, Krishna. A great dilemma faces Arjuna - he must fight in a war which pits him against his relatives and teachers - and he loses hope and willpower shortly before the battle. Krishna - who is actually Bhagavan [God] incarnate, but Arjuna doesn't know this - advises Arjuna during this time of need. It is with Krishna's convincing that Arjuna goes on to fight in the war, and lead his side to victory. Mr. Pressfield actually incorporates the names into his novel. Arjuna becomes R. Junnah, and Bagger Vance is an interpolation of Bhagavan. Of course the backdrop is golf, not war.
Now, that is not to say that Bagger Vance is an excellent or even enjoyable film (I won't be able to see it until next weekend) but I thought I should at least clarify the history of the source material that writer and director were working with.


I guess I agree with much of your review. I think the kid in Bagger Vance gave a very good performance. However, I also read the book...A lot of detail was left out of the movie and Hollywood gave Bagger Vance the HAPPY ENDING. In the book, the hero doesn't win...





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