Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Movie Moxie Podcast 27: Oscars plus Sport Films

This week on the Movie Moxie podcast I chat about Oscars, Sport films as a Genre also have a look at DVD Releases & films hitting theatres next week.


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Show Notes
0:00 – 1:45 - Introduction
1:45 – 19:45 – 83rd Academy Awards
19:45 – 45:20 – Sport Films as a Genre
45:20 – 47:10 – DVD releases
47:10 – 48:00 – Upcoming up Next Week
48:00 – 49:16 – Outro

Show Notes

Sport Film as a Genre Show Notes
  • Shannon definition of Sport Films: Sport films are a subgenre of film where the central focus of the film is on an athlete, sports team, sporting event or competition. They can fall under the larger genres of drama, comedies, historical films, biopics or documentaries
  • Wiki description: "This list of sports films is a compilation of films in the genre covering sports activities. Sports movies have been made since the era of silent films, such as the 1915 film The Champion starring Charlie Chaplin. Films in this genre can range from serious (Raging Bull) to silly (Horse Feathers). A classic theme for sports films is the triumph of an individual or team who prevail despite the difficulties. Men often identify with sports films in ways they wouldn't with other genres, such as spy films."
  • Wikipedia List of Sport Films
  • Lots of versus in sport films: Kids focus vs Adults, Winning vs Losing, History vs Fiction
  • All Sport Films Reviews
  • Hockey: The Rocket / Maurice Richard, Les Boys and Mighty Ducks, The Cutting Edge
  • Football: Wildcats, Friday Night Lights, Gridiron Gang
  • Baseball: Hardball, Bad News Bears, Major League
  • Soccer: Gracie, The Goal
  • Running: Chariots of Fire
  • Rugby: Invictus
  • Wrestling: The Wrestler, Vampiro: Angel Devil Hero
  • Wrestling & Bodybuilding: Bigger Stronger Faster
  • Fringe sports, new sports or parodies: Dodgeball, Balls of Fury (Ping Pong), Whip It (roller derby)
  • Documentaries: B1 (Judo), Big River Man (Swimming), Freetime Machos (Rugby), Mystic Ball (Chinlone)
  • Boxing: Raging Bull, Million Dollar Baby, Against the Ropes (+ The Fighter which I forgot to mention!)
  • Historical & Biopics: The Damned United, Invictus, Phantom Pain
  • Shannon's Faves: Wildcats, Against the Ropes, Hardball, Bigger Stronger Faster, Freetime Machos
  • Kissing cousins to Sport Films: Cheer leading films (little small to be a genre) along with genres of Dance Films and Martial Arts

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