Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture
Sports Movies covers a broad spectrum of baseball, basketball, football, and boxing films. Describing the traditional formulas that have made these movies such crowd-pleasers, it also explores how the genre’s attitudes have changed over the years, especially regarding key issues like class, race, masculinity, and women in sports.
Covering everything from chess to football, from Saving Private Ryan to American Sniper, and from Call of Duty to drone interfaces, War Games is an essential guide for anyone seeking to understand the militarization of American culture, offering a compact yet comprehensive look at how we play with images of war.
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