Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 [Blu-ray] 
- SKU: 17781857
- Release Date: 08/04/2009
Ratings & Reviews
- Bonus interviews (73 min) in additional interview excerpts not included in the film, the players provide a deeper look at the season, the game, and its aftermath
- Theartical trailer
Kevin Rafferty's documentary Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 looks at this historic 1968 matchup between those two longtime college football rivals. Many recall that year's edition of this annual grudge match as it was the first time in almost six decades that both schools were undefeated going into the game. The filmmakers utilize archival footage, and intercut it with new interview footage provided by many of those who played a part in that memorable game. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Tommy Lee Jones
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Very Entertaining DocumentaryJune 13, 2010
If you search Wikipedia for "The Game", the first entry under college sports is the Harvard-Yale football game. This documentary tells the story of the 1968 game. It also tells the story of the players, the teams, and the era of the late '60s. There are two parts of the film interwoven seamlessly: extensive outtakes from the game footage, and interviews of the players. The game footage covers most of the plays. This might sound slow, but it's not. It's an incredible football game in itself. The interviews are very well edited and very interesting. The two parts are woven together along the basic chronology of the game, but the commentary by the players includes insights sharpened by 40 years of reflection on the game, the milieu in which it occurred, and what made it so important, and paradoxically, unimportant. The movie is very absorbing, and I recommend it to anyone with at least a passing interest in football, the late 60s, or American class struggles. Blu-ray resolution is overkill for this movie, the game footage is grainy 1968 film in good condition, and there's only so much high resolution does for people sitting and telling their stories. Bonuses include the movie trailer and scores of interview outtakes. It was well worth the $13 sale price I paid. I'm sure there's a lot that I missed the first time through, and I'm sure I'll watch it again.
I would recommend this to a friend
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