Franklin

The boxing film : a cultural and transmedia history / Travis Vogan.

Author/Creator:
Vogan, Travis, author.
Publication:
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
Series:
Screening sports
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Boxing films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Boxing films.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"As one of popular culture's most popular arenas, sports are often the subject of cinematic storytelling. But boxing films are special. There are more movies about boxing, by a healthy margin, than any other sport, and boxing accompanied and aided the medium's late 19th century emergence as a popular mass entertainment. Many of cinema's most celebrated directors-from Oscar Micheaux to Martin Scorsese-made boxing films. And while the production of other types of sports movies generally corresponds with the current popularity of their subject, boxing films continue to be made regularly even after the sport has wilted from its once prominent position in the sports hierarchy of the United States. From Edison's Leonard-Cushing Fight to The Joe Louis Story, Rocky and beyond, this book explores why boxing has so consistently fascinated cinema, and popular media culture more generally, by tracing how boxing movies inform the sport's meanings and uses from the late 19th century to the early 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction The Boxing Film Over Time and Across Media
The Boxing Film through the Golden Age of Sports Media
St. Joe Louis, Surrounded by Films
TV Fighting and Fighting TV in the 1950s
Muhammad Ali, The Super Fight, and Closed-Circuit Exhibition
The 1970s, Rocky, and the Shadow of Ali
HBO Sports: Docu-Branding Boxing
Protecting Boxing with the Boxing Film
Conclusion Handling the Rules.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index.
ISBN:
9781978801356
1978801351
9781978801363
197880136X
9781978801370
9781978801387
9781978801394
OCLC:
1147907709
Publisher Number:
99985973851
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