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Moneyball

A 2011 movie directed by Bennett Miller.

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Moneyball is one of the best movies of the year.

  • Oct 19, 2011
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  Moneyball is not a conventional sports movie that ends with a team winning the big game.  It is a film that shows the highs and lows of the game of baseball.  Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane.  He is the general manager of the Oakland Athletics.  His task is to rebuild the team after three star players leave in 2002.  A statistics expert. named Peter Brand. helps him do this.  He is played by Jonah Hill.    Both actors give the best performance of their careers in this film.    The relationship between these two main characters is the main syrength of the film.  They work as a team to build the best team possible.  The method of selecting players is clever.  They look for players who possess certain baseball skills that can help the A's  win.  These are players who are either over looked or passed their prime playing years.    Phillip Seymour Hoffman has a supporting role as the coach of the team.  He has some good moments here, but this movie centers around the relationship between Beane and Brand.  I don't understand much about baseball.  However, that did not prevent me from enjoying this film.  The music is entirely instrumental in this film.  There is one piece of music that is particularly excellent.  An instrumental band called This Will Destroy You perform a instrumental piece entitled "The Mighty Rio Grande" .  It has a steady uplifting drum beat  This piece  has a quiet intensity that I love.  The rest of the music is provided by Mychael Danna.  His score is superb.  Moneyball is one of the best films of 2011.

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (ISBN 0-393-05765-8) is a book by Michael Lewis, published in 2003, about the Oakland Athletics baseball team and its general manager Billy Beane. Its focus is the team's analytical, evidence-based, sabermetric approach to assembling a competitive baseball team, despite Oakland's disadvantaged revenue situation. A film based on the book starring Brad Pitt was released in 2011.
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