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Adnan Virk is a Canadian sportscaster for DAZN, who previously worked for ESPN. He also produces and hosts the weekly podcast Cinephile with Adnan Virk show covering cinema news and interviews with entertainment celebrities, as well as co-hosts the football podcast The GM Shuffle with former NFL executive Michael Lombardi.
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The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero
David Maraniss - 2006-04-25
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Discover the life and legacy of Roberto Clemente, the baseball legend who died a hero's death while delivering aid to Nicaragua after an earthquake. In "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero," David Maraniss captures the myth and the real man behind the player, using meticulous detail to paint a portrait of a work of art in a game too often defined by numbers. Clemente won four batting titles and led the Pittsburgh Pirates to championships in 1960 and 1971, leaving a lasting impact on the sport that earned him a place in the Hall of Fame.
Adnan Virk
One of the best books I’ve ever read is Clemente: the Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero @davidmaraniss is an absolute legend      source
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Pictures at a Revolution
Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
Mark Harris - 2008-02-14
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Discover the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood forever in this compelling non-fiction read. Follow the epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967, including Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Doolittle, and Bonnie and Clyde. Author Mark Harris delves deep into the backgrounds and themes of these influential movies, revealing a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the people and events that shaped modern cinema.
Adnan Virk
Finally read this outstanding book from ⁦@MarkHarrisNYC⁩ Hope to have him on ⁦@CinephilePod⁩ in the coming weeks to discuss 1967, a watershed year in cinema. Highly recommended. 🍁🍁🍁🍁      source
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Edgar Wright
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The Mental ABCs of Pitching
A Handbook for Performance Enhancement
H. A. Dorfman - 2001-10-28 (first published in 2000)
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Learn the mental ABCs of pitching from a seasoned instructor and counselor of Major League Baseball teams. H.A. Dorfman presents an A-to-Z handbook that offers insights and instructions on how to pitch with peak performance at all levels of the game. Whether you're a pitcher looking for an edge or a hitter wanting to understand the mental game on the mound, this book is perfect for you. Featuring a new foreword by Rick Wolff!
Adnan Virk
Legendary book for pitchers! The Mental ABC’s of Pitching ⁦@AlLeiter22⁩ ⁦@IntentionalTalk⁩ ⁦@MLBNetwork⁩      source
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The Irishman
The Making of the Movie
Tom Shone - 2019-12-01
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A stunning monograph takes readers behind the scenes of [TITLE], the cinematic masterpiece by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime. Featuring special on-set photography, interviews with the cast and creative team, and a text by author and film critic Tom Shone, this book is an intimate and cutting meditation on loyalty, betrayal, and regret by one of our greatest living directors.
Adnan Virk
Incredible 227 page gigantic book with everything you need to know about the best picture of the year ⁦@TheIrishmanFilm⁩ Another great gift in the mail ⁦@karlravechespn⁩ #BFCA ⁦@CinephilePod⁩      source
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A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches
Tyler Kepner - 2019-04-02
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Discover the fascinating history of baseball pitching in K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches by an acclaimed New York Times baseball columnist. Learn about the evolution of ten major pitches, from the fastball to the knuckleball, and the innovative minds behind them. Experience the passion for the game infused on every page and gain priceless insights from legendary pitchers, including Bob Gibson, Nolan Ryan, and Clayton Kershaw. K will be a classic in the genre, joining the ranks of The Glory of Their Times and Moneyball.
Adnan Virk
“K: A history of baseball in 10 pitches” is a fascinating, absorbing book by ⁦@TylerKepner⁩ The artistry of the curve, the funkiness of the knuckler, the deceit of the’s even got Dennis Eckersley convincing the author he could throw a serious splitter!      source
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Motherless Brooklyn
Jonathan Lethem - 2000-10-24 (first published in 1999)
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This book follows Lionel Essrog, a man with Tourettes who works for a small-time mobster's detective agency with three other veterans. But when their boss is fatally stabbed, things change. One colleague goes to jail, another two vie for the position, and the victim's widow disappears. Lionel, who struggles to even converse, must try to solve the case and keep his mind straight. This is a unique take on the classic detective novel and a tribute to the genre.
Adnan Virk
@MzCSmith A great time Claire! Loved the book. Heard mixed reviews on the film although @TheAndyKatz also a fan      source
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Tim Ferriss
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Best. Movie. Year. Ever.
How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen
Brian Raftery - 2019-04-16
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Explore the iconic films of 1999 and their impact on American culture with this celebration and analysis from a modern movie expert. From Fight Club to The Matrix, these daring filmmakers pushed cinema to new limits and took audiences on a ride through topics like sex, violence, and the end of the world. With over 130 exclusive interviews, this book not only examines how the movies were made, but how they re-made our vision of the world in the lead up to the Millennium. An absolute must-read for movie-lovers and pop-culture nuts alike.
Adnan Virk
Tremendous book with fantastic anecdotes. Chatting with @BrianRaftery 9-10 on @CinephilePod      source
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Sonny Bunch
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The Art of Fielding
A Novel
Chad Harbach - 2011-09-07
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This novel follows the lives of five individuals and the bond they form as their fates become intertwined at a small college in Michigan. Baseball star Henry's future is threatened after a routine throw goes wrong, while his teammates and college president face their own personal struggles. As the season approaches its pivotal final game, the group is forced to confront their deepest fears and secrets, forging new bonds and finding their true paths. Written with intelligence and tenderness, The Art of Fielding is a warmhearted novel about ambition, family, friendship, and commitment.
Adnan Virk
Excellent book      source
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The Kind Worth Killing
A Novel
Peter Swanson - 2015-02-03
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A chilling tale of deceit and murder, this psychological suspense novel explores themes of infidelity, attraction, and the lengths we'll go to in order to protect ourselves. With shades of Patricia Highsmith's classic Strangers on a Train and reminiscent of Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train, this modern reimagining will keep you guessing until the very end. Featuring a twisted bond between two strangers who share a dark secret, and a detective determined to solve the case, this is a story of cat-and-mouse you won't want to miss.
Adnan Virk
Can't recommend this riveting book enough. The Gone Girl of 2015; intricately plotted and truly diabolical      source