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Sport and film

Seán. Crosson

1st ed.. c2013

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  • Title:
    Sport and film
  • Author: Seán. Crosson
  • Description: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Why sport and film?; 1 Reading the sports film; 2 Early cinema and the emergence of the sports film; 3 The sports film genre; 4 'Truths that tell a lie': Race, social class and the American Dream in the sports film; 5 Gender and the sports film; 6 The sports film, national culture and identity; 7 Conclusion: 9/11 and the contemporary mainstream sports film; Notes; Bibliography; Filmography; Index
    The sports film has become one of commercial cinema's most recognizable genres. From classic boxing films such as Raging Bull (1980) to soccer-themed box-office successes like Bend it Like Beckham (2002), the sports film stands at the interface of two of our most important cultural forms. This book examines the social, historical and ideological significance of representations of sport in film internationally, an essential guide for all students and enthusiasts of sport, film, media and culture.Sport and Film traces the history of the sports film, from the begi
  • Publication Date: c2013
  • Publisher: New York : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (216 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-203-85842-5;ISBN 1-299-46975-2;ISBN 1-135-16746-X
  • Subjects: Sports in motion pictures; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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