Noah Gittell

We are excited to host author Noah Gittell in-store on Thursday, May 16th to discuss his new book, Baseball: The Movie.

 

Description


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.

 

About the Author


Noah Gittell is a culture critic who has written for publications including The Atlantic, The Ringer, GQEsquireThe Guardian, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is a regular film critic for the Washington City Paper and a frequent contributor to BBC. He is also a mainstay at Smithsonian Associates, where he lectures several times a year on various film topics.
Thursday, May 16th, 6:00PM
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Baseball: The Movie

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By Noah Gittell, John Sayles

Baseball: The Movie By Noah Gittell, John Sayles (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Noah Gittell, John Sayles (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781637272640
Availability: Backordered
Published: Triumph Books - May 14th, 2024

Baseball: The Movie By Noah Gittell, John Sayles (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Noah Gittell, John Sayles (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781637272640
Availability: Backordered
Published: Triumph Books - May 14th, 2024

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