We decided to recall some of the films that can illustrate a famous saying “good should be with fists”.
Ordinary working guy (Russell Crowe) during the great depression forced to quit the ring to feed the family, and work as a longshoreman. A couple of years he decides to return, but he has to fight the world champion had already managed to kill in the ring a few people. Probably never loved this film as in Russia – a success story of good people for some strange reason we use special demand. “Knockdown” sometimes tightened, sometimes inappropriately tearful, but overall worthy of admiration if only because of the selfless game Russell Crowe and Paul Giamatti.
“Million Dollar Baby”
The heartbreaking ballad by Clint Eastwood about thirty years the waitress Maggie (Hilary swank), arrived at the beginning of an elderly coach and desperately running to the title, dispatching most opponents in the knockout in the first round. During the last battle Maggie gets a sucker punch that breaks her life and Boxing career. After “million dollar Baby” it became clear the greatness of the film, Eastwood – not everyone can shoot a great movie at the age of 75 years. Swank, previously played mostly in melodramas, given the transcendent level of acting, turning million dollar Baby in one of those movies that is not ashamed to cry.
Needless to say, without “Fight club” anywhere. On July 18 it will be shown on the big screen of the cinema “pioneer summer” festival architectural movie magazine AD.
The most beloved Americans of the Boxing film biography of world champion Jake Lamotta, whose violent character has destroyed a family and a career. The role of the nervous boxer almost unrecognizable Robert De Niro received the Oscar, and the film literally saved the life of Martin Scorsese – if tightly while sitting on the cocaine of the Director is not persuaded to make a film, we would not have seen “Goodfellas” or “the Wolf of wall street” – so the film was also the battle Director himself.
The main role in the career of Russell Crowe and the film, according to the canons which all manners of the great Roman Empire: fallen from the social ladder, the commander is forced to fight with the plebs in order to save their lives. Battle for Maximus is more than just access to the arena: former military leader not only fights for its life, but also revenge for her murdered in a conspiracy of the family.
Not too well known, but nevertheless a brilliant film by John Huston with a young Jeff Bridges in the role of a novice boxer, win first victory on the background of how has noticed it and gradually aging boxer is over the hill and hopelessly ruin oneself by drink, trying to make ends meet. “Fat city” is a very honest and unvarnished shows the ruthless world of professional Boxing, talking about broken noses, and Pro athletes addicted to alcohol, and, a moment comes when it becomes difficult to compete with in the battle torn youths and the need to escape into the shadows.
Adaptation of the real history of deserters from Iraq of an American soldier (Tom hardy) who returns home to a drunken father and participating in a local tournament on fights without rules. The competition also involved his brother who urgently needed money to pay off debts. Disguised as a story about the conflict of generations “Warrior” is perhaps the most masculine movies of recent years, a strong story with well-choreographed fights and a big heart: the final confrontation between the two brothers with all his cruelty can move even the most hardened cynic.
It is now almost impossible to believe that a movie with the star of “the Expendables” was once the main “Oscar”, Stallone and he almost got the prize for best actor. Rocky – boxer middling, moonlighting as a bouncer and living in abject poverty, which appears the chance to become the champion and simultaneously win the heart of a shy saleswoman from a local pet store. The film has spawned several unnecessary sequels, but the first part remained unsurpassed.
“When we were kings”
Exemplary documentary about one of the most famous battles in history – fight of Muhammad Ali and George foreman in 1974, more commonly known as “Rumble in the jungle”. The film rests not only on the testimony of direct participants (all the vicissitudes of the fight in detail commented by Ali), but on a unique behind-the-shoot. It is possible to love or not to love Boxing, but “When we were kings” in any case will remain one of the greatest Boxing pictures though, because the genre of documentary makes the film much more entertaining than any, even the most thorough art history anyone’s victories, even knowing the result of the battle, to tear his eyes away from the screen impossible.