Re: [Videolib] politics and sports

Jessica Rosner (
Fri, 02 May 2003 14:35:20 -0400

There was just a wonderful made for Cable film MAX & JOE which is probably
out on VHS ( Schmelling (sic?) Joe Louis relationship). 8 MEN OUT
Not sure if it is this had to be specific ideology but I consider
NORTH DALLAS FORTY and THE LONGEST YARD to be political films. There would
be a bizarre sub Genre of Holocaust sports films like TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT
and VICTORY. A wonderful and virtually unknown CRICKET film called PLAYING
AWAY. A couple of bad South African racial ones which I can't even remember
the name of ( sentimental stuff). If Gay is politics than you have films
like PERSONAL BEST, I guess a movie like REMEMBER THE TITANS could qualify.

Just a few off the top of my head

FYI I went to the RESCHEDULED 15th annaversary BULL DURHAM tribute
and the actor Robert Wohl said he did the film because " I always wanted to
be in anti-war film". Thanks to the people in charge of the Baseball Hall of
Fame , even non-political sports movies are now political.

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "LeeAnne Krause" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 12:01:01 -0400 > To: <> > Subject: [Videolib] politics and sports > > Hello, > I've got a professor looking for films that combine politics and > sports. So far I've though of Ali, and Chariots of Fire. Any ideas? > Thanks! > LeeAnne > > LeeAnne L. Krause > Manager, Educational Films > USC Film Library > 803-777-0322 > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > >

_______________________________________________ Videolib mailing list