Talk:Body and Soul (1947 film)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:20, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


Since it is considered one of the greatest sports film of all time more should be added to this article. The plot should be expanded, information on the film's production should be added and expanded, and some interpretations on the film from film historians should be added as well.--Paleface Jack (talk) 01:40, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

"First great boxing movie" ?[edit]

The current version of the article states that this is considered the "first great boxing movie". I don't doubt that it is considered a great movie and it was named greatest boxing film in 2014, etc. However, where's the support for this being the FIRST great boxing movie? Who called it that, what movies was s/he comparing it to, and did it inspire or lead to the second, third, etc. "great boxing movie"? I added a "by whom" tag because the claim that it's "considered the first great boxing movie" really needs more support or an attribution.

As an example, see this list of the "top 25 boxing movies of all time". The Champ (1931), Gentleman Jim (1942), and Kid Galahad (1937) are all ranked higher than Body and Soul which didn't come out until 1947. I also think there's a case to be made for Golden Boy (1939) although perhaps that could be dismissed as based on a play or not really about boxing. Point is - there were a lot of boxing movies prior to 1947 and some of them were pretty great, so if you can't find some support for the "first great boxing movie" statement then it should be taken out. TheBlinkster (talk) 00:50, 22 May 2015 (UTC)