42 Film Analysis

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The 2013 Biography movie 42 Directed by Brian Helgeland tells the life story of Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman). Jackie is a Negro League baseball player who never takes racism to the heart unless it’s personal. Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) is a Major League team executive with a bold idea. To that end, Rickey recruits Robinson to break the unspoken color line as the first modern African American Major League player. As both anticipate, this proves a major challenge for Robinson and his family as they endure unrelenting racist hostility on and off the field, from player and fan alike. As Jackie struggles against his nature to endure such abuse without complaint, he finds allies and hope where he least expects it.
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The next day comes along and Jackie is meeting up with the Brooklyn Dodgers for practice so they can see more of Jackie’s skill and after the practice he had everyone blown away so Jackie gets the start for the next game. Jackie’s big day has come, Jackie kisses his wife goodbye and heads off to the baseball stadium and gets ready for the game. The star spangled banner plays on and Jackie is getting zoned in for the game, as Jackie gets up to bat Jackie is being told racist comments to try and throw him off of his game but it doesn’t bother Jackie except for the factor that the first pitch is aimed for his head in intimidation and saying ‘this is our game not yours” (White pitcher saying racist comment to Jackie). Jackie’s next at bat he has to dodge another pitch that was aimed for his head, next pitch Jackie hits a high fly ball to deep left field and gets out so what happens, he takes his bat back to the dugout goes to the player hallway and screams and breaks his bat in anger and depression. Branch comes and talks to Jackie and calms him down and gets him back in the

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