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The church of baseball : the making of Bull Durham : home runs, bad calls, crazy fights, big swings, and a hit

Shelton, Ron 1945- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593319789
  • ISBN: 0593313968
  • ISBN: 9780593313961
  • ISBN: 059331977X
  • ISBN: 9780593319772
  • Physical Description: xii, 241 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note: "This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Part one: Development. Forbidden fruit -- Dalko, Altobelli, and number 136 -- Lysistrata in the minor leagues -- Edith Piaf and the Texas Playboys (act one) -- It don't get no better than this (act two, part one) -- Aristophanes and the Bermuda triangle (act two, part two) -- Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains -- "Can't anybody here play this game?" -- Casey Stengel -- Part two: Preproduction. Building the tow train set -- "I thought my body of work would be enough" -- Practice -- Part three: Production. There's a hat on the bus -- A thousand pigeons -- Sixty-minute man -- Part four: Postproduction. The third time you make the movie -- Kill your darlings -- Those Baptist whorehouse chords -- The numbers never lie -- Why baseball? -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.: "Bull Durham, the breakthrough 1988 film about a minor league baseball team, is widely revered as the best sports movie of all time. But back in 1987, Ron Shelton was a first-time director and no one was willing to finance a movie about baseball-especially a story set in the minors. The jury was still out on Kevin Costner's leading man potential, while Susan Sarandon was already a has-been. There were doubts. But something miraculous happened, and The Church of Baseball attempts to capture why. From organizing a baseball camp for the actors and rewriting key scenes while on set, to dealing with a short production schedule and overcoming the challenge of filming the sport, Shelton brings to life the making of this beloved American movie. As he tells the story of Bull Durham, Shelton also explains the rarely revealed ins-and-outs of moviemaking, from a film's inception and financing, screenwriting, casting, the nuts-and-bolts of directing, the post-production process, and even through its release. But this is also a book about baseball and its singular romance in the world of sports. Shelton himself spent six years in the minor leagues before making this film, and his experiences resonate throughout this book. Full of wry humor and insight, The Church of Baseball tells the remarkable story behind an iconic film"--
Subject: Shelton, Ron 1945-
Bull Durham (Motion picture) Bull Durham (Motion picture)
Motion pictures Production and direction United States History 20th century
Baseball films United States History and criticism
Baseball in motion pictures
Motion picture producers and directors United States Biography
Screenwriters United States Biography
Cinéma Production et réalisation États-Unis Histoire 20e siècle
Films de base-ball États-Unis Histoire et critique
Base-ball au cinéma
Producteurs et réalisateurs de cinéma États-Unis Biographies
Scénaristes États-Unis Biographies
Shelton, Ron 1945-
Bull Durham (Motion picture) Bull Durham (Motion picture)
Baseball films
Baseball in motion pictures
Motion picture producers and directors
Motion pictures Production and direction
United States
Motion pictures Production and direction
Baseball films
Motion picture producers and directors Biography
Screenwriters Biography
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