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Knockout : the boxer and boxing in American cinema

Author: Leger Grindon
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides the first book-length study of the Hollywood boxing film, a popular movie entertainment since the 1930s. Leger Grindon relates the Hollywood boxing film to the literature of Jack London,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leger Grindon
ISBN: 9781604739886 1604739886 9781604739893 1604739894
OCLC Number: 798370127
Description: x, 320 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
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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"A very smart and accessible study of an important Hollywood genre. Grindon's knowledge of the social and historical background of boxing informs his excellent analysis of the films." --Aaron Baker, Read more...

 
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