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Bodies, critics and This Sporting Life

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Lindsay Anderson's film, This Sporting Life (1963), is the subject of this chapter. This chapter provides a sustained discussion of the relationship between the film's style and meaning. The key to ... More


A Winner Never Quits: The Powerful Force of Sporting Biographies

Ellen Cheshire

in Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172059
eISBN:
9780231850681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172059.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The more successful sports bio-pics seem to be those where the sporting figure has challenged the system, or overcome great adversity to become the legends they are. Narratives driven on the premise ... More


This Sporting Life (1963)

John Izod, Karl Magee, Kathryn Hannan, and Isabelle Gourdin-Sangouard

in Lindsay Anderson: Cinema authorship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083389
eISBN:
9781781705070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083389.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This Sporting Life is the first feature film of Lindsay Anderson. Anderson had been impressed by David Storey's novel This Sporting Life and wanted to direct the film himself. This chapter considers ... More


The Rocky Effect: Sylvester Stallone as Sport Hero

Alexandra Keller and Frazer Ward

in The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169813
eISBN:
9780231850643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169813.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Sylvester Stallone's sports films. These include the six Rocky films (1976–2006), Over the Top (1987), Paradise Alley (1978), and Cliffhanger (1993). In his sports roles, the ... More


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