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    The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (Deep Focus) (Paperback) By (author) Josh Wilker, Edited by Sean Howe

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    DescriptionIn 1977, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training had a moment in the sun. A glowing junk sculpture of American genres--sports flick, coming-of-age story, family melodrama, after-school special, road narrative--the film cashed in on the previous year's success of its predecessor, The Bad News Bears. Arguing against the sequel's dismissal as a cultural afterthought, Josh Wilker lovingly rescues from the oblivion of cinema history a quintessential expression of American resilience and joy. Rushed into theaters by Paramount when the beleaguered film industry was suffering from "acute sequelitis," the (undeniably flawed) movie miraculously transcended its limitations to become a gathering point for heroic imagery drawn from American mythology. Considered in context, the film's unreasonable optimism, rooted in its characters' sincere desire to keep playing, is a powerful response to the political, economic, and social stresses of the late 1970s. To Wilker's surprise, despite repeated viewings, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training continues to move him. Its huge heart makes it not only the ultimate fantasy of the baseball-obsessed American boy, but a memorable iteration of that barbed vision of pure sunshine itself, the American dream.


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    Title
    The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Josh Wilker, Edited by Sean Howe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 231 mm
    Height: 290 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593764180
    ISBN 10: 1593764189
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 221
    DC22: 791.4372, 791.43
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27420
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000, C07280000
    LC classification: PN1997.B1955 W55 2011
    Thema V1.0: ATF, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    SOFT SKULL PRESS
    Publication date
    14 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley