Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring (2013)
Movie: Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring
- Director: Angus McIntyre
- Stars: Danny Leigh, John G. Avildsen, Ian Christie, Sarah Churchwell, Leon Gast, Leger Grindon, Lennox Lewis, Keith Mitchell, Richard Price, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese, Sylvester Stallone, James Toback
- Release Date: March 03, 2013
- Run Time: 1h
- Genre: Documentary
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.