Posts Tagged ‘Bull Durham’
Today was opening day! That means something if you’re into Baseball, but you might just like Baseball movies. So here’s a re-post of a classic Ryan article.
It’s America’s national past time, a sport that has been embraced by cultures around the world. It is a sport that has affectionately been called ‘The Greatest Game That Ever Existed’, of course I am speaking of Baseball. Over the last several years it is also a sport that has seen it’s validity called into question by performance enhancing drugs and players who have taken them. Throughout this turmoil one thing has remained constant, the fan’s have a passion for the game.
In regards to the film industry, it is fair to say that it has been a number of years since there has been anything close to a blockbuster baseball movie. With summer coming to a close and the postseason upon us it seems like the right time to discuss what can make a good baseball movie. Looking towards the future is difficult without understanding the past. In regards to baseball in film, let’s take a look at what didn’t work, what was successful, and what has yet to be done.