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Raging Bull

The book Raging Bull was made into the movie Raging Bull.

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Book details for Raging Bull

Raging Bull was written by Jake La Motta. The book was published in 1970 by Bantam Books (Mm). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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Movie details for Raging Bull

The movie was released in 1980. Raging Bull was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Adonis, Bernie Allen, Floyd Anderson (II), Rita Bennett (III), Joseph Bono, James V. Christy, Nicholas Colasanto, Don Dunphy, Lori Anne Flax, Mario Gallo, Bill Hanrahan, Gene LeBell, Theresa Saldana, Charles Scorsese, Frank Topham and Frank Vincent.

 

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Martin Scorsese's brutal black-and-white biography of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta was chosen as the best film of the 1980s in a major critics' poll at the end of the decade, and it's a knockout piece of filmmaking. Robert De Niro plays LaMotta (f... Read More
Martin Scorsese's brutal black-and-white biography of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta was chosen as the best film of the 1980s in a major critics' poll at the end of the decade, and it's a knockout piece of filmmaking. Robert De Niro plays LaMotta (famously putting on 50 pounds for the later scenes), a man tormented by demons he doesn't understand and prone to uncontrollably violent temper tantrums and fits of irrational jealousy. He marries a striking young blond (Cathy Moriarty), his sexual ideal, and then terrorizes her with never-ending accusations of infidelity. Jake is as frightening as he is pathetic, unable to control or comprehend the baser instincts that periodically, and without warning, turn him into the rampaging beast of the title. But as Roman Catholic Scorsese sees it, he works off his sins in the boxing ring, where his greatest athletic talent is his ability to withstand punishment. The fight scenes are astounding; they're like barbaric ritual dance numbers. Images smash into one another--a flashbulb, a spray of sweat, a fist, a geyser of blood--until you feel dazed from the pummeling. Nominated for a handful of Academy Awards (including best picture and director), Raging Bull won only two, for De Niro and for editor Thelma Schoonmacher. --Jim Emerson