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Duration: 1 hour

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 filmmakers 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.

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Wed 6 Mar 2013 23:15 BBC Four

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Credits

Presenter
Danny Leigh
Producer
Allan Campbell
Director
Angus McIntyre

Broadcasts

My two youthful passions

Danny Leigh

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

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