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The Gordon Sisters Boxing

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Director  Thomas A. Edison
Language  Silent film
4.6/10 IMDb

Country  United States
The Gordon Sisters Boxing movie poster
Release date  May 6, 1901

The Gordon Sisters Boxing is an American short black-and-white silent film directed by Thomas A. Edison. It is one of the earliest female boxing movies. Edison’s film catalogue describes the film as follows: “Champion lady boxers of the world. Here we depict two female pugilists that are really clever. They are engaged in a hot and heavy one-round sparring exhibition, which is photographed against a very pleasing background, consisting of a park, with marble entrance and walk, and beautiful trees and shrubbery. The exhibition is very lively from start to finish; the blows fall thick and fast, and some very clever pugilistic generalship is exhibited.”

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In an analysis of boxing in the context of modernism, Irene Gammel argues that the scene’s “symmetry and beauty [gesture] towards the artfulness of boxing as a cultivated sport.” In addition, she argues that the women’s choreographed movement shows “their boldly modern female physicality and sportsmanship.”

References

The Gordon Sisters Boxing Wikipedia
The Gordon Sisters Boxing IMDb The Gordon Sisters Boxing themoviedb.org


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