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Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring

Danny Leigh explores the elemental drama of the boxing movie. For over 120 years, boxing and film have been entwined and the fight film has been used to address powerful themes such as redemption, race and corruption. Film writer Leigh examines how each generation's fight films have reflected their times and asks why film-makers from Stanley Kubrick to Martin Scorsese have returned time and again to tales of the ring.

Interviewees include former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, Rocky director John G Avildsen and Thelma Schoonmaker, editor of Raging Bull.

Release date:

1 hour

On TV

Tuesday 00:50

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterDanny Leigh
ProducerAllan Campbell
DirectorAngus McIntyre
ParticipantLennox Lewis
ParticipantJohn G Avildsen
ParticipantThelma Schoonmaker

My two youthful passions

Danny Leigh

"The ring is where you stand alone to be tested"

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