Out of print for more than 30 years, now available for the first time as an eBook, this is the controversial story of John Wooden's first 25 years and first 8 NCAA Championships as UCLA Head Basketball Coach. This is the only book that gives a true picture of the character of John Wooden and the influence of his assistant, Jerry Norman, whose contributions Wooden  ignored and tried to bury.

Compiled with more than 40 hours of interviews with Coach Wooden, learn about the man behind the coach. The players tell their their stories in their own words.

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Easy Money (7/10)

by Tony Medley

Runtime 119 minutes.

Not for children.

Based on an international best-selling novel, Snabba Cash by Jens Lapidus, Daniel Espinosa directs this brutal crime thriller. It is set in Sweden. A low class business student, JW (Joel Kinnaman), falls in love with Sophie (Lisa Henni), a high-class heiress, and starts a double life mingling with Stockholm's wealthy elite. However, in order to keep up his fašade, he finds himself pulled into a world of crime to get the money to finance his life style.

What happens next occupies the rest of the movie and, to call it convoluted would be an understatement. There are so many swarthy characters that I found it difficult to keep them straight. In fact there are no good guys in this movie. It's long, dark, stark, and humorless.

A movie of unrelenting darkness and depression needs some comic relief sometime in the film.

Because Martin Scorsese is attached to it in some way, it will come as no surprise that the film is unusually violent. There are several brutal beatings and blood flows freely.

If you can put up with the violence and many confusing characters, though, it's an interesting tale. In Swedish, Serbian, and Spanish.

 

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