Sport and Film

Author: Seán Crosson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113516746X

Category: ART

Page: 216

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The sports film has become one of commercial cinema's most recognizable genres. From classic boxing films such as Raging Bull (1980) to soccer-themed box-office successes like Bend it Like Beckham (2002), the sports film stands at the interface of two of our most important cultural forms. This book examines the social, historical and ideological significance of representations of sport in film internationally, an essential guide for all students and enthusiasts of sport, film, media and culture. Sport and Film traces the history of the sports film, from the beginnings of cinema in the 1890s, its consolidation as a distinct fiction genre in the mid 1920s in Hollywood films such as Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman (1925), to its contemporary manifestation in Oscar-winning films such as Million Dollar Baby (2004) and The Fighter (2010). Drawing on an extensive range of films as source material, the book explores key issues in the study of sport, film and wider society, including race, social class, gender and the legacy of 9/11. It also offers an invaluable guide to 'reading' a film, to help students fully engage with their source material. Comprehensive, authoritative and accessible, this book is an important addition to the literature in both film and media studies, sport studies and cultural studies more generally.
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Handbook of Sports and Media

Author: Arthur A. Raney,Jennings Bryant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135257345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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This distinctive Handbook covers the breadth of sports and media scholarship, one of the up-and-coming topics bridging media entertainment, sports management, and popular culture. Organized into historical, institutional, spectator, and critical studies perspectives, this volume brings together the work of many researchers into one quintessential volume, defining the full scope of the subject area. Editors Arthur Raney and Jennings Bryant have recruited contributors from around the world to identify and synthesize the research representing numerous facets of the sports-media relationship. As a unique collection on a very timely topic, the volume offers chapters examining the development of sports media; production, coverage, and economics of sports media; sports media audiences; sports promotion; and race and gender issues in sports and media. Unique in its orientation and breadth, the Handbook of Sports and Media is destined to play a major role in the future development of this fast-growing area of study. It is a must-have work for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in media entertainment, media psychology, mass media/mass communication, sports marketing and management, popular communication, popular culture, and cultural studies.
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LA Sports

Play, Games, and Community in the City of Angels

Author: Wayne Wilson,David K. Wiggins

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1682260526

Category: History

Page: 374

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LA Sports brings together sixteen essays covering various aspects of the development and changing nature of sport in one of America’s most fascinating and famous cities. The writers cover a range of topics, including the history of car racing and ice skating, the development of sport venues, the power of the Mexican fan base in American soccer leagues, the intersecting life stories of Jackie and Mack Robinson, the importance of the Showtime Lakers, the origins of Muscle Beach and surfing, sport in Hollywood films, and more.
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The Consumption and Representation of Lifestyle Sports

Author: Belinda Wheaton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317979109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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Since their emergence in the 1960s, lifestyle sports (also referred to as action sport, extreme sports, adventure sports) have experienced unprecedented growth both in terms of participation and in their increased visibility across public and private space. book seeks to explore the changing representation and consumption of lifestyle sport in the twenty-first century. The essays, which cover a range of sports, and geographical contexts (including Brazil, Europe, North America and Australasia) focus on three themes. First, essays scrutinise aspects of the commercialisation process and impact of the media, reviewing and reconsidering theoretical frameworks to understand these processes. The scholars here emphasise the need to move beyond simplistic understandings of commercialisation as co-option and resistance, to capture the complexity and messiness of the process, and of the relationships between the cultural industries, participants and consumers. The second theme examines gender identity and representations, exploring the potential of lifestyle sport to be a politically transformative space in relation to gender, sexuality and ‘race’. The last theme explores new theoretical directions in research on lifestyle sport, including insights from philosophy, sociology and cultural geography. The themes the monograph addresses are wide reaching, and centrally concerned with the changing meaning of sport and sporting identity in the twenty-first century. This book was previously published as a Special Issue of Sport in Society.
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Women of the Western Frontier in Fact, Fiction, and Film

Author: Ronald W. Lackmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786404001

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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This work provides factual accounts of women of the Old West in contrast to their depictions on film and in fiction. The lives of Martha Calamity Jane Canary and Belle The Bandit Queen Starr are first detailed; one discovers that Starr was indeed friends with notorious bank robbers of the time, including Jesse James and Cole Younger, but was herself primarily a cattle and horse thief. Wives and lovers of some of the West's most famous outlaws are covered in the second section along with real-life female entertainers, prostitutes and gamblers. Native Americans, entrepreneurs, doctors, reformers, artists, writers, schoolteachers, and other such respectable women are covered in the third section.
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Animation, Sport and Culture

Author: P. Wells

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 233

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Animation, Sport and Culture is a wide-ranging study of both sport and animated films. From Goofy to Goalkeepers, Wallace and Gromit to Tiger Woods, Mickey Mouse to Messi, and Nike to Nationhood, this Olympic-sized analysis looks at the history, politics, aesthetics and technologies of sport and animation from around the globe.
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Handbook on the Economics of Professional Football

Author: John Goddard,Peter Sloane

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781003173

Category: Games

Page: 480

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In this comprehensive Handbook, John Goddard and Peter Sloane present a collection of analytical contributions by internationally regarded scholars in the field, which extensively examine the many economic challenges facing the world's most popular
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What is Sport?

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300116047

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 84

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In this elegant paperback gift edition, one of the major figures of 20th-century French literature and thought offers a poetic meditation on professional sport.
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Raising a Modern Frontier Boy

Directing a Film and a Life with My Son

Author: John Grooters,Jedidiah Grooters

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768488508

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Raise Your Boys to be Men of Faith and Courage Parenting can be a wild frontier—but one you can tame if you have courage, love, and the right perspective. Raising a Modern Frontier Boy is a comprehensive, firsthand, tour-guide look into the frontier of fatherhood. Written from a father and a son’s perspective, you see both sides of parenting—what works, what didn’t work, and what built an enduring friendship and collegiality that extends far beyond the parenting years. Raising a Modern Frontier Boy recounts the fascinating journey of writer and director John Grooters through the parenting years with his son, Jedidiah. Their story culminates when 19-year-old Jed accepts a starring role in the feature film The Frontier Boys, and embodies the faith and values that he, by then, had chosen to embrace and live on his own. Intelligent, instructive, and intriguing, Raising a Modern Frontier Boy will set you on an amazing path toward an enduring relationship of mutual respect and love.
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