Note that there's no shortage of German language in the film. Plenty of little atmospherics impress, beginning with clanking plates at the gym early on and expanding into basic outside ambient effects. The brick walls look beautifully textured, skin and clothing precise, and the image strikingly clear. Extras are a little on the thin side, but fine. Magnolia's Blu-ray release of Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot delivers crisp video and satisfying audio. It can thrive on an interesting person with a rich history and some accomplishment in his or her field, yes, but it can also impress in a portrait someone whose popular appeal may be limited to a niche fan base but whose story can transcend the boundaries of interest and reach into the hearts and minds of people who may not even know the subject exists. As everyone can relate to taking a picture, even if it's just a casual shot at the park on the cell phone, so too can people relate to shooting a basketball, even if it's jut on the playground or through that Nerf hoop the sports nut at the office has on his door.
The film paints Nowitzki as an affable, approachable, likable person off the court, and the talent on the court goes without saying. Why are they included in this documentary, and what would be lost if they weren't there? There's something innately fascinating about watching a person at the top of his or her craft, something inspiring about achieving goals and, especially, someone who can take an everyday activity -- in the case of The Salt of the Earth taking photographs -- and make an art form of it. Minor noise creeps in, but the transfer doesn't suffer through any noticeable banding, macroblocking, or aliasing. The film's examination of the relationship feels a little more superficial than it should be, but there's some good general depth while still making Nowitzki the focus. Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot contains a handful of deleted scenes and an interview with the star. It is a Film about Dirk Nowitzki and Holger Geschwindner: how they became who they are.
There's some beer drinking, including photographs and testimonials of Dirk and other teenagers at a basketball camp in Europe in which they spend their downtime drinking beer, and a scene with cigarette smoking. Viewers need not be basketball fans, or even Dirk Nowitzki or Dallas Mavericks fans, to get a lot of mileage out of Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot. Nowitzki represents, then, the peak for professional athleticism, someone who has it all working together to elevate his game and turn not just skill into a career, but a career into legend. What does this documentary teach about the importance of practice, dedication, and willpower? You can help Wikipedia by. It also, at times, is really the story of Dirk and his mentor and personal coach, Holger.
It's rather inspiring to see an athlete with such dedication and who doesn't seem like a prima dona and who doesn't live for endorsements and babes! Few manage to combine both. Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot takes a linear look through the athlete's life, beginning with a raw, young player with not just athleticism but skill in the art of the game. The film finds an intimacy with him that gets a bit beyond his natural shyness in front of the camera to explore not only his talent on the court -- that's actually one of the least interesting components, largely because that's what basketball fans know him for -- but the man he is off of it. Well worth seeing and interesting. Dialogue definition is clear with a good foundational center focus. Flesh tones appear accurate and black levels raise no alarms.
The physicist recognized young Dirk Nowitzki's talent early on and, with a mix of ambitious daring and scientific precision, led him all the way to the top. The physicist recognized young Dirk Nowitzki's talent early on and, with a mix of ambitious daring and scientific precision, led him all the way to the top. Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot yields a fairly straightforward Documentary approach, including a number of interviews, vintage footage, and retrospective storytelling. I say this because if you aren't a basketball fan, you still might find this worth your time. .
Colors are neutral and pleasing, with the palette appearing sufficiently robust and accurate. It never screams, and it never whimpers, instead offering a lifelike authenticity that's at its best with Maverick blue but appearing well versed with other shades, too. While on the whole a positive documentary -- with testimonial after testimonial from players, coaches, and staff attesting to Nowitzki's greatness both on and off the court -- the documentary also shows the low points, such as his brief engagement to a woman revealed to be a con artist who tries to claim she is pregnant with Nowitzki's baby, and when his mentor and trainer spent a month in prison due to charges of tax evasion. Director: Writer: Starring: , , » Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot Blu-ray Review Reviewed by , October 9, 2015 A good biographical documentary needs more than a popular subject. Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot's 1080p transfer may not be quite so elegant as Dirk's famous fadeaway but it satisfies across the board.
This article needs additional citations for. That relatable core certainly helps this film along, but its impresses in other areas, too. It's not remarkably constructed in the least and instead banks on its subject to sell the film. Details are frequently exacting, including a few early shots that showcase the seven-footer working out in the team gym. For more about Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot and the Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot Blu-ray release, see published by Martin Liebman on October 9, 2015 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. Overall, this is a solid image from Magnolia.
The film is a documentary about the career Dirk. It's the story of the fascinating relationship with Holger Geschwindner, his discoverer, coach and mentor. The song All Night by was used in the credits. English subtitles must be selected for translation, and the subtitles, in this instance, only appear when needed, not for English dialogue. Written by I know practically nothing about basketball over the last few decades. Dirk Nowitzki takes shooting the basketball and makes it an art form. It is a Film about Dirk Nowitzki and Holger Geschwindner: how they became who they are.
The film features basketball footage and personalities such as , , , , , , , , , and former German Chancellor. This is a must-own for Mavericks fans, highly recommended to basketball fans, and well worth a look for everyone else. It will certainly speak more to basketball fans and it doesn't have quite the wider appeal, artistic merit, and strikingly dense content found in the aforementioned The Salt of the Earth, but it's a solid, accessible human interest story of a gifted person taking his astronomical talents to the next level, and doing so in an unfamiliar land. Nonetheless, what emerges overall is a positive role model -- especially for kids who play basketball and sports in general -- who espouses the values of hard work and willpower in order to achieve one's goals. Much of that is shaped by his parents and the interviews they provide, but Dirk's smile, charitable work, and glimpses into his private life -- including his quick rebound from a messy situation involving a former live-in girlfriend -- give the film a dynamic shape that would be missing were it only to focus on his on-court accomplishments, accomplishments which are certainly the reason why the movie was made but not the reason why the movie is great. Find sources: — · · · · April 2017 Nowitzki. It's the story of the fascinating relationship with Holger Geschwindner, his discoverer, coach and mentor.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The successes and victories, the hard work and dedication, the positive testimonials are common throughout, but the documentary avoids being simply a fluff piece and is unafraid to bring up the losses and intense media and fan scrutiny during the low times of Nowitzki's career, as well as his misfortune in being temporarily engaged to a con artist, and his mentor's brief stint in prison for tax evasion. Do you think that showing these low points helped to present a fuller picture of Nowitzki, or did it seem sensationalized simply to keep the documentary interesting? Dirk Nowitzki makes for an intriguing interview and story. On the whole, Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot shows the importance of willpower in order to achieve success. Interview segments push a little smoother and flatter but never want for fine detail, with faces in particular revealing complex wrinkles, pores, stubble, and other details with exacting precision. In the summer of 2014, over 100. Over the years, I have become less and less interested in the sport.