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Title Sport in films / edited by Emma Poulton and Martin Roderick.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.436579 Sp67 2008    ---  Available
Description xxvii, 258 p. ; 26 cm.
Series Sport in the global society
Sport in the global society.
Note "This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in society"--Prelim. p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Sport offers everything a good story should have: heroes and villains, triumph and disaster, achievement and despair, tension and drama. Consequently, sport makes for a compelling film narrative and films, in turn, are a vivid medium for sport. Yet despite its regularity as a central theme in motion pictures, constructions and representations of sport and athletes have been marginalised in terms of serious analysis within the long standing academic study of films and documentaries. In this collection, it is the critical study of film and its connections to sport that are examined. The collection is one of the first of its kind to examine the ways in which sport has been used in films as a metaphor for other areas of social life. Among the themes and issues explored by the contributors are: morality tales in which good triumphs over evil; the representation and ideological framing of social identities, including class, gender, race and nationality; the representation of key issues pertinent to sport, including globalization, politics, commodification, consumerism, and violence; and, the meanings 'spoken' by films - and the various 'readings' which audiences make of them.
Contents Introducing sport in film / Emma Poulton, Martin Roderick -- In praise of an "invisible genre"? An ambivalent look at the fictional sports feature film / Glen Jones -- 'It's in the game': sports fans, film and digital gaming / Garry Crawford -- Time and timelessness in sport film / David Rowe -- Chariots of fire: bigotry, manhood and moral certitude in an age of individualism / Ellis Cashmore -- The changing charismatic status of the performing male body in Asian martial arts films / David Brown, George Jennings, Aspasia Leledaki -- Winning and losing respect: narratives of identity in sports films? Garry Whanel -- Remasculinizing American white guys in/through new millenium American sport films / Kyle W. Kusz -- Girlfight: boxing women / Grant Farred -- Goal! and the global sports film / Aaron Baker -- "Smoke and mirrors": evocations of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Ebbets Field in Blue in the face / John Hughson -- From mice to men: Miracle, mythology and the 'Magic Kingdom' / Michael Silk, Jaime Schultz, Bryan Bracey -- Critiquing the Olympic documentary: Kon Ichikawa's Tokyo Olympiad / Ian McDonald -- Spectator sports and terrorist reports: filming the Munich Olympics, (re)imagining the Munich Massacre / David Scott Diffrient -- 'I predict a riot': forecasts, facts and fiction in 'football hooligan' documentaries / Emma Poulton.
Subject Sports in motion pictures.
Sports films -- History and criticism.
Added Author Poulton, Emma.
Roderick, Martin.
Added Title Sport in society.
ISBN 9780415572217 (pbk.)
0415572215 (pbk.)
9780415447508 (hbk.)
041544750X (hbk.)

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