Tollestrup, Benjamin Neal. Masculinity and Disability in Murderball. Kingston, Ontario, Canada: Queen’s University, 2009. Print.
Tollestrup tries to bring about the rivalry between the U.S.A. team that is, led by Mark Zupan, and the one coached by Joe Soars. In an explorative approach, he reviews the exceptional work of Murderball, which serves to distract the people’s ideas on the disabled. The writer displays the contrast between what individuals without disability assume with the real situation that persons with quadriplegics face and the far that they can accomplish. In addition, Tollestrup, goes on to criticize the way the film is constructed while considering sensitive issues relating to disability in the society.
Hooper, E. (2013). Review of Murderball. Retrieved from: http://www.raggededgemagazine.com/reviews/hoopermurderball.html [Accessed: 9 Dec 2013].
The writer examines hegemonic masculinity representation, which according to Hopper is connected broadly and wholly to violence as well as sport competition and violence. The writer notes that such ways are in support of a U.S. nationalist along with an imperialist impulse. Overly, the writer highlights that the consequences of normative individuality as displayed in Murderball depend very much on a chauvinism authority and utter subjection by American men to the limitations of normality.
Austin, Thomas. Damaged Bodies in Documentary: Black Sun and Murderball. Studies in
Documentary Film 4.1 2010: 51-64. MLA International Bibliography. EBSCO. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.
This article brings around to the readers the picture as well as comparison between two movies: one being the Black Sun and the other; Murderball. Although both movies are from two different worlds, the writer wants to bring about the universality disabled characters. That is, the two movies are common in that the characters therein are all disabled. However, particularly in the Murderball, Austin is best suited. He clearly does a commendable work in bringing about the personality of each character. Specifically, Austin focuses his work of art on questioning, the major characters’ masculinity as well as how the same is depicted all through. He not only stresses his masculinity query on how the actors portray it but as well, on how the filming technique might have displayed it. Austin clearly notices that the men display at least three themes of masculinity. Their action prior to getting the injuries, the perception of able-bodied persons towards them about their normality and lastly, Austin notes that these men with disabilities are in endless search to validate their masculinity. With this, Austin tries to bring the picture of able people regardless their disabilities.
Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie. “Shape Structures Story: Fresh and Feisty Stories about Disability.” 2007: 113-123. Print
In this work of art, Garland-Thomson explains about Caroline Bynum’s latest study on that touches so much on “How can I be the same person I was a moment ago?” besides, she advances her analysis on how somebody can revert to their initial self and explains further on a person’s body type as well as their physical appearance. The movie Murderball is not left in her main things to address. She expounds on the actors, their personalities as well as the image that they portray, image that is self-centered but at the same time a tough and rough image. She explains that the people with various disabilities are ever searching for means by which they can normalize themselves. She depicts these ways along with how such people strive to make themselves fit in their current state of disabilities. The writer therefore explains the challenges that the disabled people face and ways that they employ to make their bodies adaptable to their disability situation. She as such, makes comparison between Murderball and other literature pieces and notes that there are similarities as well as differences on the display masculinity for every source.
Lindemann, Kurt, and James L. Cherney. “Communicating In and Through ‘Murderball’: Masculinity and Disability in Wheelchair Rugby.” 2008. Print.
Lindemann and Cherney in their article, not only spot and query the Murderball movie, but they as well scrutinize the global outcome that sports for the disabled people have on the culture of the Americans. Lindermann and Cherney also bring about the perception of the disabled people by their abled counterparts in the community. The two writers further, explores the results that come along when people with disabilities engage in sports as well as how their involvement in sports imparts on their general lives. Much more significantly, the article examines thoroughly on the effects brought about by these peoples’ involvement of sports on their lives both on and off the playground. It is worth noting that this article lays emphasis on real life situations with the movie acting as the support references.
Murderball. Dir. Henry Alex-Rubin. THINKFlim, 2005. Film.
Henry in the documentary brings into picture the lives of four chief characters in Wheelchair Rugby team of the USA along with a past player of USA who had gotten a new appointment as the Canadian team coach. The director explores the inside lives on the players particularly about how they turned to into quadriplegics in addition to their learning and their knowledge of the sport. It is during the Paralympic games when the movie is filmed. In Athens, the characters are seen practicing as well as forming a possible team as well as competing in the game itself.