Exploring the history, quality, and themes of baseball movies

In the latest episode of Captured on Celluloid, Adam and Andrew are joined by returning guest Jordan Treske to discuss baseball movies.

With a void in both sports and new movie releases at present, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at when those two things intersect. In the first of two sports-themed episodes, the focus is on America’s pastime, and its varied portrayals on screen.

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Running order:

Intro – (0:25 – 5:02

Relationship to baseball movies, and why they’re so pervasive – (5:03 – 15:54)

Honorable mentions – (15:55 – 21:43)

Baseball as American nostalgia: Field of Dreams, The Natural – (21:44 – 57:56)

Baseball and the Rom-Com: Bull Durham, Major League, Take Me Out to the Ball Game – (57:57 – 98:34)

The modern baseball movie: Moneyball, Everybody Wants Some!! – (98:35 – 135:34)

Top-3 lists – (135:35 – 138:52)

Wrap-up – (138:53 – end)

Note – Movies discussed in this episode include (in alphabetical order): Bull Durham, Everybody Wants Some!!, Field of Dreams, Major League, Moneyball, The Natural, Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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