The Boxing Filmography

Thoroughly researched, this work examines 98 boxing films from the 1920s through 2003.

The Boxing Filmography

The love affair between boxing and Hollywood began with the dawn of film. As early as the days of Chaplin, the "boxing film" had assumed its place as a subgenre, and over the decades it has taken the forms of biographies, dramas, romances, comedies, and even musicals and westerns. Such well known pictures as The Champ, Body and Soul, Don King: Only in America, Girl Fight, The Irish in Us, The Kid from Brooklyn, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Raging Bull, each of the Rocky movies and When We Were Kings are just a few examples of the feature films included in this filmography. Thoroughly researched, this work examines 98 boxing films from the 1920s through 2003. Each entry provides basic filmographic data (the film's studio, its genre, its length, cast and credits); a detailed synopsis of the film; illuminating commentary on the boxing sequences; and excerpts from contemporary reviews. Most entries also summarize the making of the film, with particular attention to the training of the actors for the boxing scenes. The filmography also includes information on studio publicity releases and advertisements, press books and exhibitor campaign materials for each film.

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The Boxing Filmography
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Frederick V. Romano
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-08-27 - Publisher: McFarland

The love affair between boxing and Hollywood began with the dawn of film. As early as the days of Chaplin, the "boxing film" had assumed its place as a subgenre, and over the decades it has taken the forms of biographies, dramas, romances, comedies, and even musicals and westerns. Such
The Boxing Film
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Travis Vogan
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-16 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

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
The British Boxing Film
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Stephen Glynn
Categories: Boxing films
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book constitutes the first full volume dedicated to an academic analysis of the sport of boxing as depicted in British film. Through close textual analysis, production and reception histories and readings that establish social, cultural and political contexts, the book explores the ways in which prizefighters, amateur boxers, managers
Knockout
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Leger Grindon
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-10 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema is the first book-length study of the Hollywood boxing film, a popular movie entertainment since the 1930s, that includes such classics as Million Dollar Baby, Rocky, and Raging Bull. The boxer stands alongside the cowboy, the gangster, and the detective as a
Fight Pictures
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Dan Streible
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-11 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"This compelling book forces us to rethink the history of cinema. Dan Streible's thought-provoking rediscovery of an entire lost genre of hundreds of early films reminds us how much we still do not know about the development of American movie culture. The fact that only a fraction of these forgotten