I saw The Blindside a few weeks ago so naturally, like is the case with everything I take in and dont hate – i have to know everything about it possible, so here are some videos to share that walk through the true story of the Oscar winning movie. I still haven’t found out however, why it was made into a movie at all though. Did Michael Oher, who the movie is about, do something record breaking during his football career? was the book a sleeper hit on a massive scale? It’s a really nice story, but… why? oh well. it’s still interesting.
First, an interview with Michael Lewis, author of the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, which became the basis for the Sandra Bullock movie. Lewis discusses what inspired him to write the book about Michael Oher and sets up the story:
Here’s a CBN piece on Michael, the Tuohys, and Tony Henderson (aka Big Tony), who helped to look after Michael prior to his time with the Tuohy family. Big Tony was also responsible for getting him into Briarcrest Christian High School:
Here are the Tuohys talking to Mike Huckabee on his weekend show: