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By K Edgington,Thomas Erskine,James M. Welsh

Whether chronicling an athlete's upward push, fall, and redemption or following a team's unbelievable triumph at the box, activities were a favourite topic of filmmakers virtually seeing that video clips have been first produced. And no matter if concentrating on football (Bend It Like Beckham), boxing (Rocky and its sequels), hockey (Slap Shot), baseball (Bull Durham), soccer (The Longest Yard), basketball (Hoosiers), biking (Breaking Away), or tennis (Wimbledon), such movies seize the contest and thrill of game. All significant motion pictures with a main concentrate on athletic undertaking are contained in Encyclopedia of activities Films. during this quantity, greater than 2 hundred fictional feature-length videos published among 1925 and 2010 are defined, together with comedies, dramas, and biopics. whereas the focal point is on Hollywood productions, self sufficient motion pictures and international releases also are represented. even though boxing and baseball movies have tended to dominate the style, many different activities also are integrated the following, together with snowboarding, curling, and cricket.

Arranged alphabetically by way of name, each one major access includes a synopsis of the movie, vital creation info, and a severe research. as well as the most entries, credit and short descriptions for greater than 2 hundred movies also are supplied. DVD and VHS vendors are integrated, if on hand. Appendixes contain made-for-television video clips, documentaries, and flicks in response to or encouraged via real occasions and folks. For lecturers who desire to include motion pictures into their lesson plans, in addition to librarians ordering titles for his or her consumers,
Encyclopedia of activities Films might be a necessary resource.

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