Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Invictus

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In between watching World Cup matches this weekend, I watched a great movie, "Invictus."  The story of the 1995 Rugby World Cup held in South Africa.  If you are looking for a feel good movie - this is it.

The title comes from a poem, Invictus, by William Ernest Henley:


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gait,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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6 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I haven't seen this movie yet. I will have to rent it. :)

Joanne said...

sounds like a good movie. Glad you take the time to see a good movie

gibknitty said...

I haven't seen it, but I have a friend who showed parts of this movie to a group of senior managers at a training to start a discussion about leadership. Supposedly it went over very well. I plan to rent it.

Bluebelle said...

Ooh, I wanted to see that film. I was in Olinda in the last World Cup. We watched England get knocked out and then Brazil got knocked out that evening if I remember rightly. Some of the kids got really emotional which was very sweet.

Nicole said...

Maybe that will have to be one of my Monday movies!

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