Joe fine idea Are you a writer ? Could you do the screenplay ? Maybe Broadway producer and HC grad Bart Scher would be interested in the idea.
Screenwriting not my genre. I tried to write a movie about the Coconut Grove game, had an entire Hollywood plot, just never got through the first 3rd. Screenwriting is one of the many art forms that one might think is "easy" until you try it.
Would be happy to collaborate on it with someone though.
Saw this item in the Telegram from this past Tuesday ...
The premiere of “College Basketball’s Purple Reign,” a documentary which chronicles and celebrates Holy Cross men’s basketball’s 1947 NCAA and 1954 NIT championships, is 6-8:30 p.m. Monday at Xavier High School in New York.
“I think there are so many elements to the story that are of interest,” Rich Kaner, the documentary’s executive producer, said. “It’s a compelling story.”
Kaner, who runs a sports marketing agency, began research for a book called “Hoops Hotbed on the Hudson,” about basketball stars from his home area of Hudson County, New Jersey, and that turned his attention to the HC documentary.
Many of the stars of the ’47 and ’54 teams were from New Jersey and New York.
The documentary combines lots of nostalgia and interviews with HC’s greats, including Bob Cousy, the last living member of the 1947 team, and George Kaftan, the MVP of the ’47 tournament, who passed away last year, as well as with the standouts of the 1954 team such as Togo Palazzi, Tom Heinsohn and Ron Perry.