Fire in Babylon

Fire in Babylon

DVD - 2010
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Presented is the incredibly captivating story of the glorious domination of the West Indian cricket team who, with a combination of phenomenal skill and fearless spirit, became the longest reigning winning team in sports history.
Publisher: [United States] : Tribeca Film, 2010.
ISBN: 9781422973332
1422973336
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.358 Fire
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (84 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.

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Jul 27, 2014

The West Indies cricket team of 1970s and 1980s reigned supreme in cricket longer than any other team in history. Against the national liberation movement, extraordinary individuals with radical consciousness converged on the field to form a legendary team that transformed cricket. For this generation of Caribbean cricketers, cricket was more than just a game. Led by their visionary captain Clive Lloyd, they set out to subvert the elitist, colonial values embodied by cricket with fearless spirit, remarkable catches, unparalleled endurance, and the lightning-speed bowling. Intense training yielded the most physically powerful players the game had ever seen - immediately outmoding the days of pot-bellied cricketers. Despite the media's initial representation of the West Indies team as brutal terrorists, game after game of innovative cricket and buoyant energy eventually meant even the opposing teams couldn't help admiring and envying them.

howardpoole Sep 08, 2012

Not what I expected. Didnt feel compelled to complete this documentary

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naltv
Apr 24, 2012

A brilliant DVD about the best cricket team in the 1980 and 1990s. I was a child then and a huge WI fan. I had no idea what deeper issues existed that motivated the WI team to such sporting heights. I enjoyed the interviews with the legends of the sport like Viv, Michael Holding, Clive Lloyd and the others. Most of all, I loved the interviews with common WI folks and the pride in their voices and the huge smiles as they recounted the old stories of their cricketing heroes.
ALL current WI players should be given a copy of this DVD and watching it should be made mandatory so they understand their cricketing legacy.

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Jul 27, 2014

The West Indies cricket team of 1970s and 1980s reigned supreme in cricket longer than any other team in history. Against the national liberation movement, extraordinary individuals with radical consciousness converged on the field to form a legendary team that transformed cricket. For this generation of Caribbean cricketers, cricket was more than just a game. Led by their visionary captain Clive Lloyd, they set out to subvert the elitist, colonial values embodied by cricket with fearless spirit, remarkable catches, unparalleled endurance, and the lightning-speed bowling. Intense training yielded the most physically powerful players the game had ever seen - immediately outmoding the days of pot-bellied cricketers. Despite the media's initial representation of the West Indies team as brutal terrorists, game after game of innovative cricket and buoyant energy eventually meant even the opposing teams couldn't help admiring and envying them.

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