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Tomorrow night, HBO will air an original documentary, “The Curious Case of Curt Flood.” It follows the HBO doc formula but also paints a nuanced portrait of Flood, who was a complicated and troubled man. Stan Hochman thinks the movie is too cynical but I still think it’s worth watching.


1 Dimelo   ~  Jul 12, 2011 1:49 pm

Oh, I've been to ask you if you had any involvement in this series.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 12, 2011 2:30 pm

Yo Bro. Nope, no involvement. But Brad Snyder, who wrote the excellent book, "A Well Paid Slave" is featured and does a god job. Watching it, I enjoyed revisiting the Flood story, seeing many photographs that I'd come across when I wrote my book on Flood, but also learning stuff I didn't know, seeing material, especially interviews, that I'd never seen.

Feels like such a long time ago now. But when I was assigned to write the book one of my primary motivations was to learn more about Flood because other than his autobiography, which was published in 1971, there just wasn't anything out there on him. Since "Stepping Up" came out, there's been at least three other books on Flood, Brad's being the most prominent, and now this documentary. I'm proud to play a small part in all of that.

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