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The Big Picture Issue 13

The Big Picture Issue 13

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Published by Intellect Books
The March/April 2011 issue of The Big Picture Magazine is entitled 'Good Sports' and is themed around the sports biopic and celebrations of sporting greatness on the big screen.

Along with the usual roundup of classic film posters, features include a look at Jake Lamotta's Championship belt as an evocative cinematic object, a location focus on Madrid, 1000 words about the Influence of Eadweard Muybridge and Sallie Gardner at a Gallop, and a look at the World's smallest travelling movie theatre.
The March/April 2011 issue of The Big Picture Magazine is entitled 'Good Sports' and is themed around the sports biopic and celebrations of sporting greatness on the big screen.

Along with the usual roundup of classic film posters, features include a look at Jake Lamotta's Championship belt as an evocative cinematic object, a location focus on Madrid, 1000 words about the Influence of Eadweard Muybridge and Sallie Gardner at a Gallop, and a look at the World's smallest travelling movie theatre.

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March/April 2011
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Cinematic Stories of Sporting Heroes 
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Reel World
Rocky Runners
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ne Sheet
Sporting Greats
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Four Frames
The Natural 
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Milan, Spain
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Screengem
 Jake LaMotta'sChampionship Belt
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Parting Shot
Copycat Killer
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Listings
A roundup o this issue'seatured lms
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Issue Thirteen. March/April 2011
Features
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Spotlight
Good Sports:Six Cinematic Stories o Real-lie Sporting Heroes
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Art & Film
Last Exit To Nowhere:An Innovative Range o Cult Film-Themed T-shirts
24 |
Widescreen
Small But Perectly Formed:The World's SmallestTravelling Movie Theatre
28 |
1000 Words
First Past The Post:The Infuence o EadweardMuybridge and
SallieGardner at a Gallop
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ISSN 1759-0922 © 2011 intllct Lt.
 
Published by Intellect Ltd. The Mill, Parnall Road. Bristol BS16 3JG / www.intellectbooks.com
Editorial oce
Tel. 0117 9589910 / E: info@thebigpicturemagazine.com
Publisher
Masoud Yazdani
Senior Editor & Art Direction
Gabriel Solomons
 
Editor
Scott Jordan Harris
 
Design Assistant
Persephone Coelho
Contributors
Jez Conolly, Nicholas Page, Emma Simmonds, Neil Mitchell, Nathan Francis, Scott Jordan Harris, Gabriel SolomonsPlease send all email enquiries to:
ino@thebigpicturemagazine.com / www.thebigpicturemagazine.com
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The Big Picture magazine is published six times a year
The Directory o World Cinema aims to play a part in moving intelligent, scholarly criticism beyond theacademy. Each volume o the Directory provides a culturally representative insight into a national or regionalcinema through a collection o reviews, essays, resources, and flm stills highlighting signifcant flms andplayers. Over time, new editions will be published or each volume, gradually building a comprehensiveguide to the cinema o each region. To contribute to the project or purchase copies please visit the website.
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experience global culture through the magic of film
directory of 
world
 
cinema
 
started its Millennial estivitieswith 2000
Rocky
ans, all incostume, making the amousupwards dash. The motiva-tions or the thigh-pumpingpilgrimages made by RockyRunners are oten, though,greater than a simple desireto ape a movie scene – oreven participate in city-widecelebrations – and some o themost compelling were cap-tured by Michael Vitez in his2006 book 
Rocky Stories
.The same year as Vitez re-leased his book, Stallone gavesome Rocky Runners an evengreater honour than immortal-isation in its pages: immortali-sation in a
Rocky
movie. Aterthe nal bell rings in
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