Extra Virgin October 2009
Film

Making a Scene - Arthur Christopher

Hollywood does Blood, Sweat and Tears on screen better than anyone. From Stallone to Van Damme to De Niro, we remember some of the best - and cheesiest - scenes that get the blood pumping.

Rocky

You wouldn't have thought five minutes of a man running around in a grey tracksuit would make such compelling viewing, but when it's Rocky Balboa in the tracksuit and the soundtrack is Eye of The Tiger, we'll put up with almost anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pmSvWHgaao


Bloodsport

There are better scenes in Van Damme's cult classic Bloodsport (and we all know there are better movies) but if you can find a more spectacularly absurd yet strangely rousing scene involving the Muscles from Brussels, be my guest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbpV5xCkpTU


Raging Bull

"What do I know about boxing? I don't like boxing". That was Director Martin Scorcese's first reaction to the script for Raging Bull. How he then went on to make the greatest boxing film ever made is staggering. De Niro's final scene monologue is the stuff of Hollywood legend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORFo8JGHK50&NR=1


Chariots of Fire

No list of athletic exploits would be complete without watching a group of Brits dressed in white underpants and vests run along some dismal beach to Vangelis' Oscar winning score in Chariots of Fire. So here it is.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEQDO19JR2I


 


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