Based on the best-selling book of the same name, The Damned United is the story of one of Britains finest ever football managers, Brian Clough, and his...... more
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, The Damned United is the story of one of Britains finest ever football managers, Brian Clough, and his curtailed 44-day reign at the helm of Leeds United. It turns out its also the tale of his formative years at Derby County, the story of his rivalry with previous Leeds United boss Don Revie, and ultimately, the exploration of his relationship with his assistant, Peter Taylor. The film explores the story by moving backwards and forwards in time, but always at the heart of The Damned United is its trump card. Michael Sheen has already richly deserved an abundance of plaudits in his acting career, not least for his superb portrayal of David Frost in Frost/Nixon, and he carves out another terrific performance here. Taking on the challenge of playing the larger than life Clough, his work here is tremendous, and the highlight of an already-strong cast that also features Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney. On the screen, the story of The Damned United is actually distilled into quite a straightforward tale, albeit one considerably enhanced by its aforementioned cast. It wisely keeps its running time trimmed, and while you cant help but suspect that theres much to the story thats not explored here, its a good, solid telling of a quite extraordinary tale. Sheen wont, of course, attract Oscar-attention for such a resoundingly British role, but surely his time, on this latest piece of evidence, will come. --Jon Foster
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), Hindi ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN...... more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), Hindi ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Featurette, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Based on David Peace's book, The Damned United portrays the tempestuous 44 days that forthright Brian Clough (Michael Sheen) spent as manager of Leeds United. After alienating the side's star players and a string of awful results, 'Cloughie' was given the boot, but that's just half the story! Brian Clough was one of a kind. In 1974, Clough was already a renowned figure, just as much for his dynamic personality as for his fantastic managerial ability. Having led Derby County to the first league victory in their history, Clough left in a cloud of controversy and, after a brief spell at Brighton, found himself in the Leeds United hotseat after Don Revie's departure for the England job. What followed was the most incredible 44 days of football management! ...The Damned United
This title places developments in devolution in the United Kingdom in their historical context, examining political and constitutional aspects of...... more
This title places developments in devolution in the United Kingdom in their historical context, examining political and constitutional aspects of devolution in Britain from Gladstone's espousal of Home Rule in 1886 right up to the 1998 legislation governing the Scottish Parliament.
Names such as Ernest Needham, Jimmy Hagan and Alan Woodward have worn the famous red and white stripes hundreds of times. As has the mercurial Tony Currie plus...... more
Names such as Ernest Needham, Jimmy Hagan and Alan Woodward have worn the famous red and white stripes hundreds of times. As has the mercurial Tony Currie plus the infamous William 'Fatty' Foulke - a huge keeper who walked off the field at a whim and once dumped a forward on his head in a muddy penalty area. This title charts these events.
The Whisky Distilleries of theUnited Kingdom - 1841586528
Including over 200 engravings, this book provides information about the origins of Scotland's national drink, as well as a picture of life and travel in the...... more
Including over 200 engravings, this book provides information about the origins of Scotland's national drink, as well as a picture of life and travel in the Victorian age. It includes not only the technical descriptions of each distillery's processes, but also descriptions of journeys.
Advantages: location, good service, nice meals, hygiene, money off vouchers, family friendly, disabled access Disadvantages: \
To the left of the restaurant Essensuals Hair and beauty shop
To the right of the restaurant The Cricketers Pub
Name of the road: no 7 Prince Albert Street
Postcode BN1 1HE
This restaurant is located in Brighton near the famous Pier just a few walking minutes away. In the immediate vicinity of this restaurant are many other restaurants including a local...
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Review of Zizzi, Brighton
Advantages: Great location, AMAZING breakfast, lovely room, great price Disadvantages: Disabled access not fully working, travle cot was broken
...with the Thistle hotel was incredibly easy. We simply went to the website http://www.thistle.com/en/hotels/unitedkingdom/brighton, chose the date we wanted to stay, along with the room options and entered the voucher code. Upon doing so, our reservation was complete. We booked a double room for myself, my partner and out eleven month old daughter. We also requested a travel cot at the time of booking...
Advantages: Produce. Service. Meat! Variety. Value. Authenticity. Character. Disadvantages: Shop could be larger!
...STILL THERE AFTER "ALL" THESE YEARS
Such is the rapid passage of time that I can hardly believe that this review was first published over trwo and a half years ago. One may well laugh at the above sub-title, but, since the opening of this particular Polish Shop, several have opened and subsequently closed in Brighton. So, this one has stood the test of time which, hopefully, stands as...