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The American Dream Goes to College: The Cinematic Student Athletes of College Football
School of Communication and Media Arts Faculty Publications
  • Andrew Miller, Sacred Heart University
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Article
Publication Date
12-1-2010
Abstract
The article discusses depictions of student athletes in United States motion pictures, focusing on movies about college football. The author discusses the effects of U.S. involvement in World War I on U.S. sporting culture, along with campus life at U.S. colleges and universities during the 1920s and 1930s. Emphasis is given to the class conflict present in films about college sports, the decline in the popularity of college football cinema, and portrayals of the American Dream. Films discussed include "The Freshman," "Win that Girl," and "Two Minutes to Play."
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Miller, Andrew C. "The American Dream Goes To College: The Cinematic Student Athletes Of College Football." Journal of Popular Culture 43.6 (2010): 1222-1241.

Citation Information
Andrew Miller. "The American Dream Goes to College: The Cinematic Student Athletes of College Football" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrew_miller/1/