Out of print for more than 30 years, now available for the first time as
an eBook, this is the controversial story of John Wooden's first 25
years and first 8 NCAA Championships as UCLA Head Basketball Coach.
Notre Dame Coach Digger Phelps said, "I used this book as an inspiration
for the biggest win of my career when we ended UCLA's all-time 88-game
winning streak in 1974."
more than 40 hours of interviews with Coach Wooden, learn about the man behind the coach.
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the players telling their stories in their own words. This is the book
that UCLA Athletic Director J.D. Morgan tried to ban.
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Love Happens (7/10)
by Tony Medley
Run Time 110 minutes.
OK for children.
Burke (Aaron Eckhardt) is a self help guru who
conducts seminars based on his book, “A-OK,” to help people deal with
their grief when they lose a loved one. He gets involved with florist
Eloise (Jennifer Anniston). There’s more to Burke than meets the eye,
but if you blink a couple of times, you will know exactly what it is.
Unfortunately, there is less to the “romance” between Burke and Eloise
than meets the eye. In fact, there is virtually nothing romantic between
them except that they are both beautiful with white teeth and nice
This is a romance without much romance,
although my female guest thought it was right on, romantically. Burke is
a papier mâché character whose “mysterious” problem is obvious to anyone
with half a brain. Even so, Eckhardt does a good job of portraying his
character, a guy who is one thing to the world, and yet something
completely different under his own skin. As usual, Anniston is right on
target as a romantic lead. But, in a problem she’s had before, she
doesn’t have much with which to work to show off her talent.
One nice thing about this movie is that these
people fall in love without falling in bed first. In fact, they do it
without kissing, without any physical contact. That is a level of
morality that is missing from most modern movies.
This is yet another film that is marred by the
writer, Brandon Camp (with Mike Thompson), directing what he wrote. The
result is the same as often occurs whenever a writer directs his own
script, too many scenes for such a simple story. It’s hard to believe
that these guys actually hire editors because a competent editor would
see that this needs some serious cuts. But when a writer directs his own
script, there is a built in conflict of interest. The writer sits in
front of the moviola, or whatever they use to edit films today,
and just marvels at everything he shot and wrote, cutting nothing. This
film needed an independent mind to work it over before it was released.
There is a period toward the end concerning
the resolution of a B story about contractor Walter (John Carroll Lynch,
who gives a terrific performance) marauding through a Home Depot (the
film is full of product placements) that caused me to lose contact with
This is a relatively entertaining trifle, not
the best romance, but not the worst, either.