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The Boxing Film HUI 338, Spring 2009 Prof. Reich
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Boxing as a sport Boxing and Race/Nationality Boxing and Crime Boxing and Masculinity Boxing and Space: the Ring Boxing and Italian Americans
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Boxing and the Cinema Difference between boxers in films (boxer as star) and boxing film as genre Early cinematic representations Silent cinema and the boxing film (Streible) In general cinematic representations of muscled male bodies, particularly the boxer’s, engage issues of race, gender, class, nationality and (later) ethnicity They inscribe race onto them, for better or worse Usually in relation to the other, often more than not the Dark other, thus allowing them to appear more white
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History of the Boxing Film: Stages The silent era (filmed boxing bouts, films) 1930-1942: @70 films Connection to the Depression Literary naturalism Joe Lewis 1946-56 Darker aspects: Body and Soul (1949) Rocky Marciano 1970 - 80 Inspired by success of Ali Present day?
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