Impact of Sports Cinema on Common Sports
All sports movies and all sports pictures have a sports setting and some related sporting event as the center stage of the movie. This sporting event can be of some fight, athletic event, boxing, racing, surfing or some other competitive mega event like World Cup.
In U.S different sports films, whether based on biographies/life stories of sportsmen or some memorable sporting events, odd circumstances in a tournament, injuries and other miseries faced by famous players.
Mostly emotional topics are more appealing than extra ordinary depiction of some sporting event. Interesting thing about sports movies that majority of these movies are based on some true stories of different world famous sportsmen. There are famous movies which depict the miseries and sufferings of the sportsmen, like a famous movie "Cinderella Man" was titled after the nickname of famous boxer James J. Braddock. This movie was the exact depiction of his life and uneven conditions of that era.
Famous baseball movie "The Pride of the Yankees" was based on the life and career of the a baseball hero, Lou Gehrig who had his career cut short at 37 years of age when he got a fatal disease.
The world famous Sylvester Stallone played a unique role of Rocky Balboa, which become the most successful sporting movie ever. The plot is based on the opportunity to fight for the World Heavyweight Championship.
"Ali" is a biography of the famous boxing legend, Muhammad Ali. This movie portrays his whole life from his early days to the glorious days in the ring. Such biographical descriptions emotionalize the viewers on a large scale and grab the attention of common sports fans.
On the other hand there is another classification of sports movies which is called the fictional sports film, which normally present some sport and include the elements of training, rise or demise of some champion in the global sports. (Mostly these films are made for the sole purpose of motivation and inspiration for the general masses.)
Baseball, basketball, Soccer and boxing were the most popular sports themes in Hollywood in the last century. These thematic movies are proved to be the most successful movies than other dramatic proportions.
In a similar fashion now bollywood which is the world's second biggest film industry is now promoting different sports topics and highlighting different issue in all sports movies. These movies can be used as a tool to promote different sports and related events. Through sports movies and all sports pictures, masses can be motivated to participate in different sporting activities. Now contemporary sports organizing committees and boards encourage movie makers to focus such topics which lead the general audience to the playing arenas.
Moreover sports documentaries are also initiated by sporting organizations to educate the public related to some upcoming event or some ongoing sporting gala. Olympics also inspired a lot of sports movies. Similarly in the recent Soccer World Cup different documentaries, sports songs and limited duration introductory films were made for grabbing the attention of masses.