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Baseball goes to the movies

Author: Ron Backer
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Lights! Camera! Play ball! From the early silent era to the present day, baseball movies have always been a staple of the cinema, from coming-of-age childhood classics to MLB-level epics. Baseball Goes to the Movies chronicles America's fascination with the sport from the beginning of the sound era to the current decade, quite literally covering the bases on all of the great - and several of the not-so-great -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Backer
ISBN: 9781495075551 1495075559
OCLC Number: 957955622
Description: xii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Major League Baseball. The Natural (1984) --
Moneyball (2011) --
Eight Men Out (1988) --
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) --
A League of Their Own (1992) --
Death on the Diamond (1934) --
The Fan (1996) --
Major League Dreams. The Rookie (2002) --
Bull Durham (1988) --
Trouble with the Curve (2012) --
Pastime (1990) --
Talent for the Game (1991) --
Million Dollar Arm (2014) --
Big Leaguer (1953) --
Summer Catch (2001) --
Youth Baseball. The Great American Pastime (1956) --
The Bad News Bears (1976) --
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) --
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978) --
Bad News Bears (2005) --
The Sandlot (1993) --
Hardball (2001) --
Mickey (2004) --
Block Busters (1944) --
The Final Season (2007) --
Baseball Biographies. The Pride of the Yankees (1942) --
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) --
The Babe (1992) --
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) --
42 (2013) --
The Winning Team (1952) --
Cobb (1994) --
The Pride of St. Louis (1952) --
The Stratton Story (1949) --
Fear Strikes Out (1957) --
Fantasy Baseball. Field of Dreams (1989) --
It Happens Every Spring (1949) --
Angels in the Outfield (1951) --
Angels in the Outfield (1994) --
The Kids from Left Field (1953) --
Little Big League (1994) --
Roogie's Bump (1954) --
Rookie of the Year (1993) --
Young Fans and Real Players. The Kid from Cleveland (1949) --
Safe at Home! (1962) --
Chasing 3000 (2007) --
Everyone's Hero (2006) --
Baseball Romances. Fever Pitch (2005) --
For Love of the Game (1999) --
It Happened in Flatbush (1942) --
Ladies' Day (1943) --
The Slugger's Wife (1985) --
Baseball Comedies. Major League (1989) --
Major League II (1994) --
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) --
Fireman, Save My Child (1932) --
Elmer the Great (1933) --
Alibi Ike (1935) --
Hot Curves (1930) --
Whistling in Brookly (1943) --
The Naked Gun (1988) --
Kill the Umpire (1950) --
Rhubarb (1951) --
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) --
The Scout (1994) --
Mr. 3000 (2004) --
Baseball Musicals. They Learned About Women (1930) --
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) --
Damn Yankees (1958) --
Baseball in Diverse Cultures. Mr. Baseball (1992) --
American Pastime (2007) --
The Yankles (2009) --
The Perfect Game (2009) --
Sugar (2008)
Responsibility: by Ron Backer.

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