Noah Gittell discusses Baseball: The Movie



Featuring Field of DreamsThe Bad News BearsA League of Their Own, and more: a probing and entertaining work at the intersection of pop culture and sports.

Baseball has always been a symbol as much as a sport. With a blend of individual confrontation and team play, a luxurious pace, and an immaculate urban parkland setting, it offers a sunny rendering of the American Dream, both the hard work that underpins it and the rewards it promises.

Film, America's other national pastime, which magnifies and mythologizes all it touches, has long been the ideal medium to canonize this aspirational idea.

Baseball: The Movie is the first definitive history of this film genre that was born in 1915 and remains artistically and culturally vital more than a century later. Writer and critic Noah Gittell sheds light on well-known classics and overlooked gems, exploring how baseball cinema creates a stage upon which the American ideal is born, performed, and repeatedly redefined.

Traversing history and mythmaking, cynicism and nostalgia, this thoroughly researched book takes readers on a multifaceted tour of baseball on film. (Triumph Books)

Event date: 
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Baseball: The Movie By Noah Gittell, John Sayles (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Noah Gittell, John Sayles (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781637272640
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triumph Books - May 14th, 2024