Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie

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Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie
Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie
Directed by Paul Doyle, Jr.
Produced by Daniel Carey, Peter Frechette, Michael Meyer, Bob Potter
Starring Joe Castiglione, Jim Connors, Steve Craven, Johnny Damon, Theo Epstein, Nomar Garciaparra, Grady Little, Derek Lowe, Larry Lucchino
Cinematography Anthony Flanagan
Edited by Paul Doyle, Jr.
Production
  company
Bombo Sports & Entertainment
Distributed by Hart Sharp Video, ThinkFilm
Release date(s)
  • May 7, 2004 (2004-05-07) (USA)
Running time 110 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $396,803 (domestic)[1]

Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie is a 2004 documentary/sport film documenting the Boston Red Sox' 2003 season and the team's relationship with its fans.[2] It was directed by Paul Doyle, Jr. and was first released on May 7, 2004 at the Loew’s Boston Common Theater in Boston, Massachusetts.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

The movie documents the 2003 season of the Boston Red Sox, beginning with their annual spring training and culminating at the American League Championship Series. The documentary also looks into the team's fandom, as well as the team's interactions with their fans.

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Production[edit]

The movie's title was chosen by Red Sox fans after the documentary's director asked them to choose an appropriate title from four available choices. Other alternate titles were This Is the Year, The Ecstasy and the Agony, and Always the Bridesmaid.[4] One of the people interviewed for the movie, a fan by the name Jessamy Finet, was later asked to perform in the 2005 film Fever Pitch based upon her role in Still, We Believe.[5]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception was mostly positive.[6][7] The Hartford Courant gave an overly positive review, but remarked that "As good as Doyle's film is, he avoids the financial issues, betraying his lack of independence from Red Sox management, whose cooperation was essential and who probably had final cut."[8] The review from the Boston Globe was also predominantly positive, but noted that the movie covered so much material that Doyle "never goes deep enough into the season or individual games; like the sped-up overhead shots of Fenway groundskeepers that punctuate the movie, "Believe" is always rushing to the next moment."[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ Siegel, Robert. "'Still, We Believe': Die-Hard Red Sox Fans Profiled". NPR. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  3. ^ ""Still, We Believe" Movie Premiere". Boston.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Boston's faithful pick name for documentary". ESPN. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Jon Chattman, Allie Tarantino (2013). How the Red Sox Explain New England. Triumph Books. p. 17. ISBN 1600788025. 
  6. ^ Sherman, Paul (May 7, 2004). "Sox film will win you over". Boston Herald. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Cooper, Rand Richards (18 June 2004). "NICE GUYS FINISH LAST". Commonweal 131 (12): 21. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Williams, Larry. "What Price Loyalty? Sox Fans' Fate". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Burr, Ty. "'Believe' replays highs and lows of being a Sox fan". Boston Globe. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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