Source: The Guardian
John McEnroe was the wayward artist of men’s tennis, a spoiled-brat genius who used his racket as a wand.
Throughout his peak year of 1984 he conjured magical winners from impossible angles and whipped furious storms from the calmest of waters. His matches became a box office draw – high-octane drama beamed live to the masses.
Julien Faraut’s film, “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection,” is a playful low-budget documentary, pieced together from found footage, scrutinizing the tennis great’s ill-fated quest for the 1984 French Open title.
Vogue magazine calls it “the greatest tennis film ever made” which may be a case of big fish, small pond. But it’s certainly an illuminating and unusual tight-focus study of the player.
Read the story at The Guardian.
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