Saturday, April 17, 2010
Movie you should check out: Big Fan
One day Paul and Sal spot Giants quarterback Quantrell Bishop out in public. They follow him to a club in Manhattan, where they hope to talk to him. Bishop's response to their admiration isn't what they hoped and Bishop attacks Paul, resulting in a week-long hospital stay. Members of Paul's family (including his brother, a lawyer) recommend that Paul sue Bishop. Bishop is suspended from playing and the newspapers and sports media go crazy talking about the subject of spoiled athletes who feel invincible. Paul refuses to talk to the cops and even calls in to the radio show to defend Bishop. Things get even worse from there, as Paul's life just doesn't seem right without being obsessed about the Giants.
I think Big Fan is an interesting and disturbing insight into a person who cannot live without his beloved team and quarterback. Paul lies to himself about what happened with Bishop because he lives only for the Giants. He is animated and passionate when talking about the Giants, but he is not able to connect with people in any other way.
Find it in the catalog!