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The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training In 1977, The Bad News Bears In Breaking Training Had A Moment In The Sun A Glowing Junk Sculpture Of American Genres Sports Flick, Coming Of Age Story, Family Melodrama, After School Special, Road Narrative The Film Cashed In On The Previous Year S Success Of Its Predecessor, The Bad News Bears Arguing Against The Sequel S Dismissal As A Cultural Afterthought, Josh Wilker Lovingly Rescues From The Oblivion Of Cinema History A Quintessential Expression Of American Resilience And Joy.Rushed Into Theaters By Paramount When The Beleaguered Film Industry Was Suffering From Acute Sequelitis, The Undeniably Flawed Movie Miraculously Transcended Its Limitations To Become A Gathering Point For Heroic Imagery Drawn From American Mythology Considered In Context, The Film S Unreasonable Optimism, Rooted In Its Characters Sincere Desire To Keep Playing, Is A Powerful Response To The Political, Economic, And Social Stresses Of The Late 1970s.To Wilker S Surprise, Despite Repeated Viewings, The Bad News Bears In Breaking Training Continues To Move Him Its Huge Heart Makes It Not Only The Ultimate Fantasy Of The Baseball Obsessed American Boy, But A Memorable Iteration Of That Barbed Vision Of Pure Sunshine Itself, The American Dream.

10 thoughts on “The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training

  1. says:

    What an intelligent and passionate book about a film I will never, ever watch After I finished reading it, I dreamed I was at a bar near the beach, ordering a mai thai and about to give my copy of the book to a family friend who likes baseball I ve never had a mai thai and have no idea what it s made of but hope to surprise myself by ordering one in the near future.This is Soft Skull s strange version of the 33 1 3 series or alternately the BFI film monograph series but each book is about a B What an intelligent and passionate book about a film I will never, ever watch After I finished reading it, I dreamed I was at a bar near the beach, ordering a mai thai and about to give my copy of the book to a family friend who likes baseball I ve never had a mai thai and have no idea what it s made of but hope to surprise myself by ordering one in the near future.This is Soft Skull s strange version of the 33 1 3 series or alternately the BFI film monograph series but each book is about a B movie I was really engaged by the sampler of the series which had excerpts from the Jonathon Lethem and eveninteresting Christopher Sorrentino s one on Charlton Heston s Death Wish, which is a weird look into 70s social politics...

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    In 1977, Paramount Pictures, on the brink of collapse, hired a young Michael Eisner to turn things around His stated philosophy was to make films with a cheeseburger heart , i.e not too hard to think about and easy to consume The first movie he greenlit was a sequel to Bad News Bears , a dyspeptic,funny , cynical picture about an alcoholic coaching a baseball team of pre adolescent misfits That sequel, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training is a cloying, poorly made exercise in sentimen In 1977, Paramount Pictures, on the brink of collapse, hired a young Michael Eisner to turn things around His stated philosophy was to make films with a cheeseburger heart , i.e not too hard to think about and easy to consume The first movie he greenlit was a sequel to Bad News Bears , a dyspeptic,funny , cynical picture about an alcoholic coaching a baseball team of pre adolescent misfits That sequel, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training is a cloying, poorly made exercise in sentimentality Seriously, I sat through it it s awful Josh Wilker s eponymously titled book is an exploration of why we like bad movies, and it s a gem Wilker knows it s a bad movie, but it holds a special place in his heart, because of the time and place he saw it As a 12 year old learning to play baseball, it was a cheeseburger heart movie s...

  3. says:

    The Bad News Bears is an underdog story, and by choosing to write about its sequel Josh Wilker has an uphill battle But he succeeds in ways I wouldn t have expected Wilker brilliantly connects the dots, linking the film to personal experiences, American politics, the 1980 Olympics, punk bands from Pedro, divorce rates in America, road movies and the teen rebellion movie OVER THE EDGE He finds depth in a maligned sequel and he takes on s...

  4. says:

    I wrote a blog about The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training a few days ago thatthan justifies a review, and will cut and paste it 1 A must for Bad News Bears Fans2 A must for fans of film criticism3 A must for readers interested in new ways that f...

  5. says:

    This is the best of the deep focus books I have read yeah, I know there were only five but this is a great combination of detail on the movie, personal memoir and a nice discussion on how a lousy movie can mean so much to a people I...

  6. says:

    Fantastic book, though I m the perfect audience for it I saw the picture when I was 5 or 6, before I saw the original Bad News Bears and it s always held a special place in my heart Wilker does a great job of defending the film and c...

  7. says:

    I grew up in the 70 s, played Little League, and had feathered hair Josh Wilker s enthusiastic ode to the 2nd Bad News Bears movie nails the spirit of the 70 s on so many levels Coming of age Road trip Divorce Changes in parenting styles The en...

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