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Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull : Cambridge Film Handbooks - Kevin J. Hayes

Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull

Cambridge Film Handbooks

By: Kevin J. Hayes (Editor)

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Raging Bull (1980) represents American film making at its best. Since its initial release, the film has been called the greatest film of the 1980s, the greatest boxing film ever made, the greatest sports film ever made, and, indeed, one of the greatest films of all time Raging Bull: A Cambridge Film Handbook presents the fullest critical appreciation of Scorsese's film available. The introduction tells the story of how the film came about, examining its inspirations and positioning Raging Bull within the history of cinema. Subsequent chapters, each written by contributors from different disciplines - film studies, literary history, theater history - discuss the film from a variety of perspectives. Though primarily directed toward undergraduate and graduate film courses, this collection should enhance appreciation of Raging Bull for all readers. Contributors to this volume have been issued a challenge: to write chapters that contain fundamental information for students, to include new information and ideas for seasoned film scholars, and to write in a jargon-free style that all readers can appreciate.

List of Illustrationsp. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introduction: The Heritage and Legacy of Raging Bullp. 1
Art and Genre in Raging Bullp. 19
Visual Absurdity in Raging Bullp. 41
Raging Bull and the Idea of Performancep. 69
Women in Raging Bull: Scorsese's Use of Determinist, Objective, and Subjective Techniquesp. 92
My Victims, My Melancholia: Raging Bull and Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautifulp. 116
Reviews of Raging Bullp. 135
"Raging Bull: No Punches Pulled" (The Globe and Mail [Toronto], 15 November 1980, p. 3)p. 135
"Raging Bull" (Houston Post, 19 December 1980, p. 1E)p. 137
From "Musclemen" (The Progressive 45 [February 1981]: 50-51)p. 139
"De Niro Packs a Mean Punch: Stunning but Unsentimental, Raging Bull Scores a KO" (The Dallas Morning News, 19 December 1980, p. 1C)p. 142
"Raging Bull" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 20 February 1981, p. 5D)p. 143
"Raging Bull Is a Gritty, Brutal Masterpiece" (Tulsa World, 20 February 1981, p. C7)p. 145
Filmographyp. 149
Select Bibliographyp. 157
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ISBN: 9780521829151
ISBN-10: 0521829151
Series: Cambridge Film Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 7th February 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.43