Knockout : the boxer and boxing in American cinema /

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Main Author: Grindon, Leger, 1949-
Format: Book
Published:Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2011.
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Table of 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.