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Reel baseball : essays and interviews on the national pastime, Hollywood, and American culture

Author: Stephen C Wood; J David Pincus
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is organized into four sections examining different aspects of the cultural intersection between film and baseball. The first three sections cover topics such as symbols and the role of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen C Wood; J David Pincus
ISBN: 0786413891 9780786413898
OCLC Number: 51098099
Description: xiii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Reel 1 : Baseball in baseball films --
The American mythos in film : The natural / Stephen C. Wood, J. David Pincus, J. Nicholas DeBonis --
Returning to the America that was meant to be : the cinematic re-emergence of baseball's vision of community / Robert Rudd and Marshall G. Most --
W.P. Kinsella's baseball fiction : Field of dreams and the new mythopoeism of baseball / Thomas L. Altherr --
Baseball mystery, cinema magic / George Grella --
Designated heroes : cinematic reflections of baseball's cultural ideology / Marshall G. Most and Robert Rudd --
The myth and rebirth of Shoeless Joe Jackson in Eight men out and Field of dreams / Kurt Billmeyer --
Reel 2 : Babe Ruth and the silver screen --
From Christ-like folk hero to bumbling Bacchus : filmic images of Babe Ruth, 1920-1992 / Frank Ardolino --
Persistence of vision : a study of Babe Ruth in Headin' home / Patrick Trimble --
Babe Ruth and the feature film : the muddling of the myth / Richard C. Crepeau --
Reel 3 : Baseball in non-baseball films --
Baseball in non-baseball films : from family to mirth ; Baseball in non-baseball films : from culture to the ephemeral Stephen C. Wood [and others] --
The family of baseball : perceptions of the American family in baseball films / William Simons --
The baseball moment in American film / George Grella --
Meet John Doe, Frank Capra, and baseball : the celebration and dark side of the American dream / Ron Briley --
Reel 4 : The last inning --
The directors and producers : interviews with Phil Alden Robinson, Ron Shelton, Penny Marshall and Arthur Friedman ; The actors and critics : interviews with Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, James Belushi, Robert Osborne and Jeffrey Lyons ; Behind the scenes : interviews with Vin Scully, Lynn Novick, Brent Shyer, and Rod Dedeaux ; Post game analysis : reflections on baseball, film and American culture / Stephen C. Wood and J. David Pincus.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen C. Wood and J. David Pincus ; forewords by Dale Petroskey and Alvin L. Hall.
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"accessible essays...invites the attention of the fan of both movies and baseball...recommended"--Choice; "spectacular study...a sweeping baseball filmography...recommend[ed]"--Against the Grain; Read more...

 
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