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Sport on film and video : the North American Society for Sport History guide
Davidson, Judith A., 1944-
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Publication Information:
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1993.
Physical Description:
194 pages ; 29 cm
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Includes indexes.
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GV576 .S578 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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Do you need a good film about sport for the classroom or for a rainy day activity? This filmography grew out of the editor's search for films suitable for use in the classroom. The filmography briefly describes the content of each film and video. In addition, each entry provides the applicable age range, from elementary school through adult.

Author Notes

Judith A. Davidson is Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation/Intramural Sports, Central Conneticut State University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in sport history and has published articles on the subject. Daryl Adler is a branch manager, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, CO. She has published articles and bibliographic work in film journals.

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Booklist Review

This list of more than 1,400 films and videos grew out of the compiler's search for materials suitable for her sports-history class at the University of Iowa. Not included are how-to-do-it films and Hollywood productions with a sports theme. Films are listed by title, with a brief description and note on the time period in which they are set, running time, format, appropriate audience (from elementary school through adult), and distributor. There is a list of distributors with addresses and phone numbers, a name index that lists athletes who are the subjects of films, and a topic index. This last index includes such subjects as Afro-Americans and Sport, Psychological Aspects of Sport, and Sport in Germany, but also lists more than 100 sports as subjects. Along with many films on the Olympics, baseball, and boxing, one can find titles on badminton, cricket, and sumo wrestling. Unfortunately, there are far more 16mm films listed here than videos. Since some of the films date back to the 1950s and 1960s, they undoubtedly are no longer available from their distributors. Recommended only for sports history collections. (Reviewed Feb. 1, 1994)0810827395Sandy Whiteley