Sports Cinema - 100 Movies: The Best of Hollywood's Athletic Heroes, Losers, Myths, and Misfits

Sports Cinema - 100 Movies: The Best of Hollywood's Athletic Heroes, Losers, Myths, and Misfits

by Randy Williams
     
 

LimelightFrom All the Right Moves to Olympia , from Caddyshack to Rocky , Sports Cinema is an in-depth companion guide celebrating movies centered on sports-oriented stories, characters, events, or backdrops, complete with more than 400 black-and-white movie stills. Beginning with The Freshman (1925), Mr. Williams counts down his top movie picks from more than nine

Overview

LimelightFrom All the Right Moves to Olympia , from Caddyshack to Rocky , Sports Cinema is an in-depth companion guide celebrating movies centered on sports-oriented stories, characters, events, or backdrops, complete with more than 400 black-and-white movie stills. Beginning with The Freshman (1925), Mr. Williams counts down his top movie picks from more than nine decades, based upon hundreds of hours of film watching and his expertise as a lifelong sports fan and sports writer for national and international publications, including Sports Illustrated, The Hollywood Reporter, Olympic Review, Reuters , and the Washington Post .Enhancing his chapter-by-chapter explorations of each film are sports-themed sections, including "The Players," which lists cast members; "The Game," which provides a synopsis of each movie; "Instant Replay," which includes movie commentary by Mr. Williams, as well little-known trivia; and "All-Star Moments," which offers movie highlights. Casual moviegoers, sports fans, and film buffs will get "the story behind the film" from those involved, including actors, directors, and various cast members in the "Post-Game Comments" section.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879103316
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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