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Leger Grindon

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604739886

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.001.0001

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Why the Boxing Film?

Why the Boxing Film?

The Meaningful Structure of the Boxing Film Genre

(p.3) 1 Why the Boxing Film?

Leger Grindon

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter defines the boxing film genre and describes its conventions, including animating conflicts, model plot, major characters and settings, boxing’s mise-en-scène, and the viewer’s typical emotional response, followed by a consideration of genre history. It concludes with a discussion of the goals of genre criticism and an outline of this book.

Keywords:   boxing film genre, Hollywood films, emotional response, genre criticism

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