There’s a documentary on LSU Football coming out with a special showing at the LSU Student Union tonight; for those among our readers who happen to be Tiger fans this might be of interest…
The site for the movie Ole War Skule: Stories Of LSU Football can be found here.
A little more on this thing…
The two-and-a-half hour video was a personal effort for producer John Haynes.
“My dad was a letterman for LSU in the ’60s, so I’ve grownup, kinda, around LSU football pretty much all my life,” Haynes says.
‘Ole War Skule, Stories of LSU Football’ premiers tonight at the LSU Student Union.
Haynes says the movie covers LSU from its inception as a military school in Pineville, Louisiana, and covers the football program from the leather-helmet days to the present.
“It’s really about the heart of the program…the brotherhood of the program,” says Haynes.
The video, narrated by John Goodman, goes behind the scenes on game day in Death Valley, from the Golden Girls to the gridiron.
“It’s the heart of Tiger football, and it really is the story of Saturday night,” Haynes says. “What it really takes to create a great Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.”
“We’ve brought in some amazing photographers to really offer the audience something they’ve never seen…the spectacles of Tiger Stadium at night, shot like they’ve never been shot before.
Haynes says the movie features everything from the Golden Girls to the gridiron…game highlights and lots of trivia, like how many gallons of paint it takes to cover the field before a Saturday night game.
This has been an extremely LONG offseason for sports fans in this part of the world. LSU fans in particular, since without a baseball team in the postseason there has been virtually no sports to speak of in three months. You can see the withdrawal all over Baton Rouge.
So the guess here is this flick will be well-received.