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Foxcatcher A True Story of Murder, Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

by Mark Schultz, David Thomas

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Foxcatcher A True Story of Murder, Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold Synopsis

Foxcatcher by Mark Shultz - the book behind the hottest film of 2014 starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. On 22nd January 1996 Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medallist and wrestling's golden boy, was shot in the back by John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher estate in Pennsylvania. That started a two day siege at the ranch before the du Pont family heir was finally captured. Foxcatcher is Mark Schultz's vivid portrait of the complex relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, a man whose catastrophic break from reality lead to tragedy. No one knows the inside story of what went on behind the scenes at Foxcatcher Farms - and inside John du Pont's head - better than Mark Schultz, also an Olympic gold medalist and a part of the Foxcatcher team. Now a major motion picture from the director of Moneyball and Capote, this amazing story will be enjoyed by fans of Argo, Captain Phillips and American Hustle. Mark Schultz is an Olympic gold medalist and a national champion in free style wrestling. He lives in Southern Oregon, USA.

Foxcatcher A True Story of Murder, Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold Press Reviews

'Foxcatcher is something dark and delirious, yet rigidly controlled: a film to be considered alongside The Social Network and The Master as a swirling, smoke-black parable of modern America .'

-Telegraph

 

'Bennett Miller's sports movie Foxcatcher - based on a grisly true story - is a superb tragicomedy of the beta-male. It is a gripping film which gets you in a hold and won't let go.'

-Guardian

 

'A great, insidiously gripping psychological drama... the sole credible awards-season heavyweight to have emerged from this year's Cannes.'

-Variety

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ISBN: 9780241971994
Publication date: 27/11/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241971994
Publication date: 27th November 2014
Author: Mark Schultz, David Thomas
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Biography: sport, True crime, Wrestling,

About Mark Schultz, David Thomas

Mark Schultz is an Olympic gold medalist and a national champion in free style wrestling. He lives in Southern Oregon, USA.

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