The Jackie Robinson Story vs. The Court- Martial of Jackie Robinson vs. 42 Hollywood’s Representations of Jackie Robinson’s Legacy Lisa Doris Alexander According to the late baseball historian Jules Tygiel, “The Jackie Robinson story is to Americans what the Passover story is to the Jews: it must be told to every generation so that we must never forget.” What is it about Robin- son’s story that we should not forget? Since his debut with the Brooklyn Dodg- ers in 1947, there have been three cinematic accounts of Robinson’s story. The first generation told Robinson’s story in the form of the 1950 film The Jackie Robinson Story, which followed Robinson from childhood through his first few years with the Dodgers. The next generation retold the story in the form of the 1990 made- for- TV film The Court- Martial of Jackie Robinson, which, despite the title, spanned from Robinson’s college career to the beginnings of his professional baseball career. The current generation told Robinson’s story in the form of the 2013 Hollywood film 42, which focused solely on Robinson’s time with the minor league Montreal Royals and his first season in Brooklyn. Like any other art form, film is a
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Dec 19, 2017
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