Episode 117. Silver Screen Sports: Individual Glory

Following up on Episode 109 about team sports, Alex and Jonathan step into the ring and tackle three films about individual sports: Rocky (1976), Chariots of Fire (1981), and The Rider (2017). We discuss what makes an underdog story so powerful, when a sports movie falls short of being greater than the sum of its parts, and blending documentary and fiction to create a story about real inner conflict.

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Skip to: Rocky (04:52), Chariots of Fire (22:49), The Rider (37:37), Overall (58:03), Coming Attractions (1:04:27)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – The Taiwanese New Wave

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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