Stars, Stripes and Diamonds American Culture and the Baseball Film

ISBN-10: 0786425180
ISBN-13: 9780786425181
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 4/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Since the progressive era, baseball has been promoted as an institution encapsulating the best of American values and capable of bridging the chasms of twentieth century American culture-urban versus rural, industry versus agriculture, individual versus community, immigrant versus native, white versus color. Among the more enthusiastic of the game's proponents have been American filmmakers, and baseball films present perhaps the purest depiction of baseball's vision of an idealized America. This critical study treats baseball cinema as a film genre and explores the functions of baseball ideology as it is represented in that genre. It focuses on how Hollywood's presentation of baseball has served not only to promote dominant values, but also to bridge cultural conflicts. Commentary on 85 films deals with issues of race, community, gambling, players, women, and owners.

Marshall G. Most works in the Department of Communication at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.

Robert Rudd works in the Department of Communication at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.

Acknowledgments
Preface
America's Game
Baseball on Film: 1898-2005
The Community of Baseball
Booze, Broads, and Baseball
For Love of the Game
Don't Bet on It
I Hate This #*%# Song
The Back of the Dugout
Girls Don't Play Baseball
The America That Was Meant to Be
Filmography
Works Cited
Index

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