Foxcatcher: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

Author(s): Mark Schultz

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Foxcatcher by Mark Shultz - the story that inspired the major motion picture Madmen, money, murder...and wrestling. The Foxcatcher estate, Pennsylvania, January 1996. Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medallist and wrestling golden boy, is shot in the back by billionaire John du Pont. After a two day siege at the ranch du Pont is finally captured. It wasn't supposed to end that way. Du Pont had lured to his ranch America's top wrestlers, the brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, with the dream of building a world-class team. But as he grew paranoid and controlling, the brothers realised they were trapped. No one knows the inside story of Foxcatcher better than Mark Schultz. This book is a searing portrait of the relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, whose catastrophic break from reality led to tragedy. Now a major motion picture, this amazing story will be enjoyed by fans of Argo, Captain Phillips and American Hustle. Mark Schultz is an Olympic gold medalist and a national champion in free style wrestling. He lives in Southern Oregon, USA.

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Foxcatcher is something dark and delirious, yet rigidly controlled: a film to be considered alongside The Social Network and The Master as a swirling, smoke-black parable of modern America Telegraph Bennett Miller's sports movie Foxcatcher - based on a grisly true story - is a superb tragicomedy of the beta-male. It is a gripping film which gets you in a hold and won't let go Guardian A great, insidiously gripping psychological drama... the sole credible awards-season heavyweight to have emerged from this year's Cannes Variety

Mark Schultz is an Olympic gold medalist and a national champion in free style wrestling. He lives in Southern Oregon, USA.

General Fields

  • : 9780241971994
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : September 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1214
  • : Paperback
  • : Mark Schultz
  • : 352
  • : 796.812092