Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kid Dynamite

This week, Mike Tyson entered boxing's Hall of Fame.

Just starting his professional career, Tyson at 19

The 90 minute documentary film, Tyson, by James Toback (2008) is a fascinating study of the emotionally complex fighter and his troubled, turbulent life. Included is early fight footage of Tyson at his menacing best, shown in slow motion, so the audience can witness the terror wash across the faces of his doomed opponents. Considering that the men are powerfully built, often taller, heavier 
and more muscular than Tyson, it is really something to see.

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