Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull

Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull

by Kevin J. Hayes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521829151

ISBN-13: 9780521829151

Pub. Date: 02/07/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since its initial release, Raging Bull has been called the greatest film of the 1980s, the greatest boxing film ever made, the greatest sports film ever made, and, indeed, one of the greatest films of all time. The introduction to this study tells the story of how the film came about, examining its inspirations and positioning the film within the history of cinema.

Overview

Since its initial release, Raging Bull has been called the greatest film of the 1980s, the greatest boxing film ever made, the greatest sports film ever made, and, indeed, one of the greatest films of all time. The introduction to this study tells the story of how the film came about, examining its inspirations and positioning the film within the history of cinema. Subsequent chapters, each written by contributors from different disciplines, critique the film from a variety of perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521829151
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/07/2005
Series:
Cambridge Film Handbooks Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the heritage and legacy of Raging Bull Kevin J. Hayes; 1. Art and genre in Raging Bull Leger Grindon; 2. Visual absurdity in Raging Bull Todd Berliner; 3. Raging Bull and the idea of performance Michael Peterson; 4. Women in Raging Bull: Scorsese's use of determinist, objective, and subjective techniques Peggy McCormack; 5. My victims, my melancholia: Raging Bull and Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful Mark Nicholls.

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