Books and Movies Reviews

Sports in Films

Of the most amazing things that films can do is that they may be able to influence our way of thought, our way of life, to be overall a better person.For many years the film industry has made movies for entertainment but also for the way society may look on things.Many films have been done on sports to show or portray a certain aspect of how life used to be.The actors and directors express their themes through highly planned acting to make the film become alive and full of character.Films with sports being a major role do not necessarily mean that they are about sports but are actually showing another stage of life.Sports are used to show the main focus of the director's intent through A League of Their Own, Remember the Titans, and Hoosiers.
A League of Their Own is a film directed by Penny Marshall which starts out in 1988 with a reunion of the All American Girls Professional Baseball (AAGPB) Where Dotti Hinson goes to see her old friends from the league.There we turn back in history with the war going own and starting of a professional girls' baseball league.While playing in a softball game a scout, Jon Lovitz, scouts out Dotti Hinson (Geena Davis) and asks her to play in the league, however, he didn't want her kid sister Kit Keller(Lori Petty) In the end they both end up going to Chicago for tryouts.After making the team both are put on the same team and start playing for the Georgia Peaches.
The star of the movie along with Geena Davis, is Tom Hanks who plays an run-down baseball giant who wasn't sent to the war because of an injury to his knee.The owner of a candy bar(Gary Marshall) hires Jimmy Dugan(Hanks) to coach the all girl team.While Dungan does nothing on the bench to help the team, Hinson takes over.After a while Jimmy Dungan wakes up and starts to manage the team and the team continues to prosper.The league runs into trouble and the owners want to pull out of the league….

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