By Leger Grindon

Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema is the 1st book-length examine of the Hollywood boxing movie, a well-liked motion picture leisure because the Thirties, that comes with such classics as Million buck Baby, Rocky, and Raging Bull. The boxer stands along the cowboy, the gangster, and the detective as a personality that formed America's principles of manhood. Leger Grindon relates the Hollywood boxing movie to the literature of Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, and Clifford Odets; the impression of ring champions, really Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali; and controversies surrounding masculinity, race, and sports.

Knockout breaks new flooring in movie style research by way of targeting the basic dramatic conflicts uniting either documentary and fictional motion pictures with compelling social issues. The boxing movie portrays greater than the increase and fall of a champion; it exposes the physique that allows you to exhibit the spirit. now not easily a brute, the display boxer dramatizes conflicts and aspirations important to an American audience's event. This booklet positive factors chapters at the conventions of the boxing movie, the historical past of the style and its dating to well-known ring champions, and self-contained remedies of thirty-two person motion pictures together with a bankruptcy dedicated to Raging Bull.

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