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    Yes, and that's one reason why I found the book much superior to the movie. The final scene is Louden skipping rope warming up for the match, and it ends with him running out onto the mat. The point, of course, is that it isn't about the result, it's about the quest. Also, in the book Carla wasn't all that good looking. It's too bad they needed a Hollywood ending for the movie, but I can't criticize Carla's upgrade.
    The book is almost always better than the movie, the only exception I cant hink of is Outside Providence, but in regards to Vision Quest, is the book still in print? I have never read it and would like to.

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    The book is almost always better than the movie, the only exception I cant hink of is Outside Providence, but in regards to Vision Quest, is the book still in print? I have never read it and would like to.
    I was thinking the same thing Pimach ... book > movie every time, probably in part because when you read a book, you picture your own movie in your mind's eye - and the movie that is actually made is someone else's interpretation/vision of the movie and not yours. Plus they can almost never portray everything from a book in the time allotted for a typical movie (and then there's the whole Hollywood formula thing, etc.).

    I'm sure you can find the book somewhere, even if out of print. I'm going to take a look for it now myself.

    Also, a little off topic here, but I happened to just watch Vision Quest a couple nights ago ... Was it common in the 80s for takedowns to be primarily headlocks, throws, or trips? I don't remember seeing hardly any shots taken in the wrestling sequences. So, I was wondering if that was an accurate depiction of the era or another time where a movie was a bit off in representing a particular sport.


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    I was thinking the same thing Pimach ... book > movie every time, probably in part because when you read a book, you picture your own movie in your mind's eye - and the movie that is actually made is someone else's interpretation/vision of the movie and not yours. Plus they can almost never portray everything from a book in the time allotted for a typical movie (and then there's the whole Hollywood formula thing, etc.).

    I'm sure you can find the book somewhere, even if out of print. I'm going to take a look for it now myself.

    Also, a little off topic here, but I happened to just watch Vision Quest a couple nights ago ... Was it common in the 80s for takedowns to be primarily headlocks, throws, or trips? I don't remember seeing hardly any shots taken in the wrestling sequences. So, I was wondering if that was an accurate depiction of the era or another time where a movie was a bit off in representing a particular sport.
    exactly. I once watched the miniseries "the Stand" and wanted to read the book, so I ran out, got it and was like 'WTF" the book was damn good and the movie sucked in comparison, so much was left out.

    I'm going to look for the book too, probably on amazon.

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    The book is almost always better than the movie, the only exception I cant hink of is Outside Providence, but in regards to Vision Quest, is the book still in print? I have never read it and would like to.
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Vision-Quest-Wrestling-Terry-Davis/dp/0910055793/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219860596&sr=1-4"]Amazon.com: Vision Quest: A Wrestling Story: Terry Davis: Books[/ame]

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    Thanks.
    I just looked it up and the used books start at 19 cents. awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetsFan View Post
    I was thinking the same thing Pimach ... book > movie every time, probably in part because when you read a book, you picture your own movie in your mind's eye - and the movie that is actually made is someone else's interpretation/vision of the movie and not yours. Plus they can almost never portray everything from a book in the time allotted for a typical movie (and then there's the whole Hollywood formula thing, etc.).

    I'm sure you can find the book somewhere, even if out of print. I'm going to take a look for it now myself.

    Also, a little off topic here, but I happened to just watch Vision Quest a couple nights ago ... Was it common in the 80s for takedowns to be primarily headlocks, throws, or trips? I don't remember seeing hardly any shots taken in the wrestling sequences. So, I was wondering if that was an accurate depiction of the era or another time where a movie was a bit off in representing a particular sport.
    AFTER the debut of that movie we actually had to buy a ''crash mat'' because all the kids wanted to do was throw -i'd never seen a front salto or anything is a decent high school match in my life til that movie -we also had a bunch of kids get Mohawks too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetsFan View Post

    Also, a little off topic here, but I happened to just watch Vision Quest a couple nights ago ... Was it common in the 80s for takedowns to be primarily headlocks, throws, or trips? I don't remember seeing hardly any shots taken in the wrestling sequences. So, I was wondering if that was an accurate depiction of the era or another time where a movie was a bit off in representing a particular sport.

    No, they just look better on screen than a double or a fireman's.
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    No, they just look better on screen than a double or a fireman's.
    True. Just look at "the Streak." Pretty much all head an arms. Just way more exciting to outside people. Glad they never got into trying to document college riding time. They would've put everyone to sleep.

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    Terry Davis teaches at Minnesota State-Mankato. Very personable guy. The book is excellent and contrary to what anyone says, I believe this is the best wrestling book of all time.

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