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Knockout : the boxer and boxing in American cinema

Author: Leger Grindon
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grindon, Leger, 1949-
Knockout.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011
(DLC) 2010041348
(OCoLC)668403729
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leger Grindon
ISBN: 9781604739893 1604739894
OCLC Number: 730953647
Description: 1 online resource (x, 320 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Why the boxing film?: the meaningful structure of the boxing film genre --
Gangsters, champions, and the history of the boxing film --
"Down for the count": critique of the success ethic in the boxing film --
"On the ropes": the conflict between assimilation and the indigenous community --
Romance and the ring: gender conflict in the boxing film --
"Hitting below the belt": violence, suffering, and male emotion --
Body and soul: the conflict between the flesh and the spirit --
Art and genre in Raging bull (1980) --
Epilogue: into the twenty-first century --
Appendix 1: cycles/clusters of the boxing film genre --
Appendix 2: boxing films cited.
Responsibility: Leger Grindon.

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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.

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