Loading Prices..

Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN10: 1593764189 ISBN13: 9781593764180 DDC: 791.43 Edition: Paperback; 2011-06-14


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.


  • Dewey Decimal: 791.43

Book Details

  • Physical Description: 9.1"x11.4"x1.2"; 3.4 lb; 128 pages
  • Edition Info: Paperback; 2011-06-14


Buying This Book

We query many merchants so that you can instantly compare prices and availability. You can even check historic prices and subscribe for notifications. For a manual check, clicking on a link will open a new window with a search for this book on the merchant's site of your choice.

  • Amazon.com by title or by ISBN - widest selection, reliable service, good prices
  • Abebooks.com by title or by ISBN - good source for rare and out-of-print books
  • Textbooks.com by title or by ISBN - large inventory of new & used textbooks
  • Alibris.com by title or by ISBN - their slogan is "books you thought you'd never find"
  • eCampus.com by title or by ISBN - they specialize in textbooks, used and new
  • BN.com by title or by ISBN - Barnes & Noble has a wide selection of new and used books