“They think it’s all over ! … It is NOW !”
Long before social media, yes there was a time before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc or immediate online news updates then the cinema was the go to place for up to date visual news. Unless you were one of the lucky 96,924 people who had a ticket to the England and West Germany final on 30 July 1966 or had a television (it was being shown live in black & white) then “GOAL: The Complete Story of the World Cup 1966” was the only place to see England’s historic victory over West Germany. Released in cinemas shortly after the event it was shown in vibrant glorious colour and not only featured the historic final but also match highlights and player and fan interviews from the whole tournament. If you are British and love your history then this is the greatest sports documentary ever made and you will not find a better example than this. Presented in excellent condition this originally folded (as issued) unrestored 1966 country of origin British UK quad film poster displays and presents to superb effect and represents a truly scarce, patriotic and inspiring piece of cinematic sports memorabilia.
Trivia: This film, as was common with similar newsreel-style documentaries of the period, contains no live sound whatsoever. Everything you hear consists of sound effects added in post-production, from crowd noise and traffic to every kick of the ball. Occasionally when someone on screen can be seen to shout something, gibberish approximating the mouth movements has been dubbed over.…more detail
UK Quad / Single Sided / (30″ x 40″) / Printed in England. Stafford & Co Ltd. Nottingham and London
UK / British
Near mint minus – Very fine plus / originally folded (as issued)
Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer, Pele