Subversion and Parody of American Iconography in the Opening of The Farrelly Brothers Kingpin

In these continuing segments, my goal is to tie in my research on film theory, to sports films. In the last segment I talked about a sports documentary from Werner Herzog, title The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner on the subject of ski jumping. It is a type of film that is not very much viewed because of its distribution directly to television, as well as its varying styles…

April 3, 2019

The Sublimity of Sport

By Daniel Moore “I ought to be all alone in the world, Just me, Steiner, and no other living thing. No sun, no culture, Myself, naked on a high rock, No storm, no snow, no banks, No money, no time, no breath. Then, at least, I wouldn’t be afraid.” -Poem at the end of Werner Herzog’s The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner In a class of mine a little…

February 28, 2019