Fight

Fight

Director: Barak Goodman

Cast: Barak Goodman, Courtney Vance

     
 

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Following up his 2000 Academy Award-nominated Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, documentary filmmaker Barak Goodman helmed this film, exploring boxing's heavyweight championship match of June 22, 1938. The match, between African-American Joe Louis and Nazi Germany's Max Schmeling, gained world-wide attention and garnered the largest radio audience in history, asSee more details below

Overview

Following up his 2000 Academy Award-nominated Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, documentary filmmaker Barak Goodman helmed this film, exploring boxing's heavyweight championship match of June 22, 1938. The match, between African-American Joe Louis and Nazi Germany's Max Schmeling, gained world-wide attention and garnered the largest radio audience in history, as the fighters became unwitting representatives for each of their respective homelands and races. Narrated by actor Courtney B. Vance, Goodman's film uses archival footage of the fight and the events leading up to it to examine the men and the weighty meaning attached to their face-off. The Fight screened in competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2004
UPC:
0841887050807
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Courtney B. Vance Narrator

Technical Credits
Barak Goodman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Edward Bilous Score Composer
David Bilous Score Composer
Ciro Cappellari Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Lewis Erskine Editor
Tom Hurwitz Camera Operator,Cinematographer
John Maggio Co-producer
David Margolick Consultant/advisor
Eddie Marritz Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Stephen McCarthy Cinematographer
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Michael Shamus Cinematographer
Jon Shenk Cinematographer
Justin Vogt Associate Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: The Fight
2. Prisoners of Politics [2:03]
3. Birth of a Rivalry [3:15]
4. "Joe Louis, This Is Your Life" [8:58]
5. Max Schmeling in Berlin [2:51]
6. Rules for Black Boxers [5:00]
7. The Low-Blow Champion [10:11]
8. Louis in the Big Time [12:25]
9. The Idol Falls [10:33]
10. A German Victory [7:59]
11. The Heavyweight Title [3:36]
12. The Fight [14:15]
13. Together in History [5:57]

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