Book Signings and Events

Baseball: The Movie
Meet the Author: Noah Gittell
Three Avenues Bookshop
3009 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 697-4697
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Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 5:30pm

Join author Noah Gittell for a signing and discussion of his new book, Baseball: The Movie, at Three Avenues Bookshop in Chicago, IL.

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Baseball: The Movie
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By Noah Gittell, Foreword by John Sayles


ISBN 9781637272640

Published May 2024

<b>Featuring&nbsp;<i>Field of Dreams</i>,&nbsp;<i>The Bad News Bears</i>,&nbsp;<i>A League of Their Own</i>, and more: a&nbsp;</b><b>probing and entertaining work at the intersection of pop culture and sports</b><br /><br />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.&nbsp;<br /><br />Film, America&#39;s other national pastime, which magnifies and mythologizes all it touches, has long been the ideal medium to canonize this aspirational idea.&nbsp;<br /><br /><i>Baseball: The Movie</i>&nbsp;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&nbsp;baseball cinema creates a stage upon which the American ideal is born, performed, and repeatedly redefined.<br /><br />Traversing history and mythmaking, cynicism and nostalgia, this thoroughly researched book takes readers on a multifaceted tour of baseball on film.