Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story
Posted Apr 4, 2005 @ 2:08 PM
I've been looking forward to seeing this documentary since I heard about it. The fight b/w Emile Griffith and Benny Peret changed the face of boxing forever.
Posted Apr 8, 2005 @ 2:05 PM
I saw an ad during Kojak. Sounds like it has a really good story, IMHO.
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Posted Apr 20, 2005 @ 3:26 PM
Its cool the Emile's from your hometown though. Are you going to be watching?
Posted Apr 20, 2005 @ 3:39 PM
Posted Apr 20, 2005 @ 4:21 PM
PS: I'll come back in after the program and we can discuss it.
Edited by Modacious, Apr 20, 2005 @ 4:24 PM.
Posted Apr 21, 2005 @ 9:26 AM
I was also surprised at the indirect manner in which the filmakers addressed Griffith's sexuality. The articles that I read about this documentary seemed to stress Griffith's homosexuality, so I was expecting that to be a focus of the movie. The film seemed to dance around the topic though. If it was a conscious decision not to focus the film on Griffith's sexuality, I can see why. Griffith's legacy shouldn't be based on the man's sexual preference or the Paret fight. It should be based on his character. Griffith seems to be such a sweet natured man! Not someone that I would peg as a former boxing champ...
Posted Apr 22, 2005 @ 12:59 PM
was i the only one that teared up towards the end??
Posted Apr 24, 2005 @ 4:02 PM
That was great, but damn, USA was atrocious with the sudden transitions to obnoxious commercials. I'm going to have to see this again on DVD.