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Author: William Greaves; Petersen/Chartwell Attractions.; William Greaves Productions.; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
Publisher: [S.I.] : William Greaves Productions ; Troy, MI : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, ©2005.
Series: Feature docs
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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On March 8, 1971, in Madison Square Garden, for an unprecedented purse of $5 million--Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier to contest for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. In cinema verité style, this film presents the build-up, the perspectives of the fighters, fans, and moneymen. Fans predictions were split down the middle: Ali was The Greatest; Frazier was terrifying. Frazier hit like a truck; Ali  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Sports films
Named Person: Muhammad Ali; Joe Frazier
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Greaves; Petersen/Chartwell Attractions.; William Greaves Productions.; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 60193651
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary in 1971, released as a theatrical film in 1974.
Credits: Directors of photography, Joseph Consentino, Stevan Larner, Terrence Macartney-Filgate, Jimmie Mannas, Roland Mitchell ; editor, William Greaves ; fight film consultant, Jim Jacobs ; music composed and conducted by David Matthews.
Cast: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Burt Lancaster, Yank Durham, Angelo Dundee, Herbert Muhammad.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated G.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital mono, original presentation aspect ratio, 1.33:1.
Contents: Trash-talkin' --
Sparring partner --
Smokin' Joe --
Money men --
War of words --
Pre-fight preparations --
Big night --
Round 1 --
Up close and personal --
Coming out swinging --
Rope-a-dope --
Frazier's frustration --
On the ropes --
Signs of collapse --
Frazier on the offensive --
Unanimous decision.
Series Title: Feature docs
Other Titles: Ali, the fighter
Responsibility: Petersen/Chartwell Attractions presents ; a William Greaves production ; produced by William Greaves Productions, Inc. ; directed by William Greaves.

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On March 8, 1971, in Madison Square Garden, for an unprecedented purse of $5 million--Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier to contest for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. In cinema verité style, this film presents the build-up, the perspectives of the fighters, fans, and moneymen. Fans predictions were split down the middle: Ali was The Greatest; Frazier was terrifying. Frazier hit like a truck; Ali was quicker than lightning. The fight itself is presented in its entirety without any announcer commentary, and by today's standards, the film is grainy, worn-looking, and sounds terrible--all ultimately unimportant--as the crowd noise, the ring announcer, and the bell take you back to the beginning, and the tale of two fighters who would eventually become inextricably intertwined in boxing history.

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