Ali: The Movie and the Man (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook Series)

Ali: The Movie and the Man (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook Series)




Generously illustrated with movie stills, historical photos, and posters in a stunning four-color book design—the only official tie-in to the new film, starring Will Smith and directed by Michael Mann (The Insider). Includes over 200 images, the screenplay, behind-the-scenes stories, and writings by Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Wilfred Sheed, David Remnick, Thomas Hauser, and Pete Hamill, among others. Filmed in five months in six cities throughout America and Africa, Ali focuses on 1964-1974, from the night in Miami when 23-year-old Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston for the heavyweight title, to the stunning upset in Africa ten years later when the fighter regained his crown from a hugely favored George Foreman. With the real Muhammad Ali involved in the filmmaking, as well as his close friend photographer Howard Bingham (who is also a character in the film), Ali takes us into the ring, the strategy sessions, the bedrooms, and straight into the mind and heart of the man who, as biographer Thomas Hauser wrote, "has become a legend in his own lifetime." Superstar Will Smith trained for nearly a full year before the cameras rolled, transforming himself from a 185-pound actor to a 220-pound athlete.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557045102
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Series: Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 9.02(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

The Resume13
The Cast16
Round 118
Clay the Contender23
Louisville Boy26
Playing an Icon: Will Smith on Ali31
In Cassius' Corner34
A Fighter Who Can Act38
Ali vs. Liston I43
Round 248
A change gonna come51
Citizen of Islam52
Malcolm, the Mentor57
Discovering Africa61
Stand by Me62
Road Work: Re-creating Ali's America66
Sonji: Scent of a Woman70
Ali vs. Liston II72
Round 376
Ain't got no quarrel79
Champion Under Siege80
Ali and the Press83
Lacking Due Process87
Family Man89
Bundini: Poet of the Streets90
Ali on the Set95
Round 496
Coming Back101
Don King's "Rumble in the Jungle"102
The Homecoming107
Foreman the Invincible108
On Location: Africa110
The Once and Future Champ115
The Screenplay120
Film Credits174
Further Reading and Viewing175

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