Posts Tagged ‘George Foreman

25
Dec
10

Words to live by

Words to live by

I came across this wonderful and inspiring talk with George Foreman.  It reflects the true spirit of the day.

 

05
Nov
10

A rainy Friday at the movies: When we were Kings

A rainy Friday at the movies:  When we were Kings

October 30th, marked the anniversary of the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” fight between Mohammad Ali and George Foreman.  It was an audacious event that swirled with controversy.

In looking at the documentary, “When We Were Kings” directed by Leon Gast in 1996, one can realize just how bold this fight was as a statement about boxing as a place holder for minority politics in American culture in the early 1970’s.  On the heals of the Civil Rights Movement, the event capitalized on the idea of “being somebody” in a context and vernacular that was referential only to itself.  It’s a film that is nicely done and well worth seeing.

 

 

 




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