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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I'll Agree, It's Epic

James Toback has known Mike Tyson since 1985 and has over 30 hours of interview footage which - after enjoying with popcorn - he edited into a film documenting the rise and dramatic decline of a once-hallowed athlete.

“Tyson” will represent an honest account of the former champion’s life. “The point is not to polish or make a cinematic apology,” says Toback, “but rather to get a first-hand look at a very complex and epic story…from the bitter divorce, the ear-biting, prison, to his becoming a sex addict.” Toback went on to describe Tyson as “self-aware” and “smart,” so I’m not really sure how much stock we can put into statement number one.

Regardless, Tyson backs the entire thing, even donating the footage himself. Not surprising, since he probably needs the money. That whole World Tour thing didn’t financially pan out as he had hoped. I’m sure I’ll watch it, although I’ll be fast forwarding through that whole “sex addict” segment.


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3 comments:

Ron said...

It's totally worth my $9.00, especially if Toback includes the clip from Kimmel where Tyson's dressed as Dracula singing the Monster Mash with Bobby Brown!

Tyson is the definitive athelete of our generation.

Shorty said...

I have always been obsessive compulsive when it comes to Tyson. Granted, he's like a train wreck that you can't turn away from, but I'll always remember him as the guy I couldn't beat on the 8 bit Nintendo as a kid...

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