SPMM 39000 ST: Sporting Lives: How Film Creates Our Heroes

Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Movie Reviews
Biographical Information
Articles from Newspapers/Magazines (search under subject - Gehrig, Lou). Log into databases using IC email user name and password.
  • General One File -search  Advanced Search   (keyword- Pride of the Yankees and keyword- Lou Gehrig  And keyword -  film or biopic or picture or motion picture or movie)
  • Academic Search Premier- Search for Lou Gehrig in Abstract  and  Pride of the Yankees in Abstract
  • Academic One File -Search for in  Pride of the Yankees in Advanced Search and Gehrig in Advanced Search. 
  • Project Muse-Seach  for Pride of the Yankees (motion picture) in All fields w/text
Reference Sources-Background material about the time.

Brian's Song (1971)

Biographical Information
Movie Reviews
Articles from Newspapers/Magazines (search under subject - Piccolo, Brian). Log into databases using IC email user name and password.
  • General One File -search  Advanced Search and (keyword- Brian's Song And (keyword - tv or television or film or biopic or picture
  • Academic Search Premier- Search for Brian's Song in Abstract
  • Academic One File -Search for Brian's Song in Advanced Search. ***Be sure to look at the News Tab and the article from the Philadelphia News, Racial undertones stand out in changes to new `Brian's Song'.
Reference Sources-Background material about the time.

Raging Bull (1980)

Movie Reviews

Biographical Information-
Articles from Newspapers/Magazines
  • General One File -search  Advanced Search   (keyword- Raging Bull and keyword- film or movie or picture)
  • Academic Search Premier- Search for  in Raging Bull in Abstract  and  film or movie or picture  in Abstract
  • Academic One File -Search in Advanced Search (keyword) -Raging Bull and keyword -film or movie or picture
  • Project Muse-Seach  for  "Raging Bull" in All fields w/text. Be sure to use the ""
  • ProQuest -Search Raging Bull in Citation and Abstract and Motion pictures in Subject


Reference Sources-Background Material About the Time

The Hurricane (1999)

Movie Reviews
Biographical Information
Articles from Newspapers/Magazines (search under subject - Carter, Rubin). Log into databases using IC email user name and password.
  • General One File -Search Advanced Search, Rubin Hurricane Carter in keyword
  • Academic Search Premier -Search "Rubin Hurricane Carter" in Abstract.
  • Alternative Press Index -search Rubin Carter in Tx(Text-All Fields)
  • Lexis/Nexis Academic-go to U.S. Legal, Law Reviews, then search for Rubin Carter in Everywhere and Hurricane in Everywhere. (Some very interesting articles especially about artistic license taken in the movie. Read:  FALSE LIGHT INVASION OF PRIVACY IN DOCUDRAMAS: THE OXYMORON WHICH MUST BE SOLVED. n1, Matthew Stohl*)
  • ProQuest -search Advanced Search, Carter, Rubin Hurricane in Person
Reference Sources- Background Material about the time

The Fighter (2010)

Movie Reviews
Biographical Information
Articles from Newspapers/Magazines

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