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In , director Franco Zeffirelli remade a Oscar-winning film called The Champ, The final scene of The Champ has become a must-see in Levenson and Gross, now a professor at Stanford, ended up evaluating. The Champ () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more. In the whelm of movies that typify that perfect father-son relationship, this is one of the best. The films emotional ending will go down in history as the saddest scene ever on film. The Champ is a American drama sports film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and a remake of there, they have a fight over their differences which ends with him allowing her back into his life, but ending there as she has already remarried.
That's why films work so well: So inpsychology professor Robert Levenson and his graduate student James Gross set out to identify which movie scenes best brought up a strong emotional response in the lab.
They took suggestions from colleagues and the public, then narrowed those down to 78 individual movie scenes.
Next, they played the scenes for nearly undergraduates and surveyed them on the emotions they felt while watching. The researchers were aiming to find scenes that elicited just one emotional response, so they discarded scenes that participants said made them sad and angry, for example, or disgusted and amused.
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Finally, inthey published their results. When it came to sadness, "The Champ" got a stronger response than any other scene.
Even the death of Bambi's mother couldn't hold a candle to it. Mean intensity of emotional ratings for "The Champ. Gross and Robert W. John Voight plays a gambling, hard-drinking, down-on-his-luck boxer whose ex-wife shows up to claim custody of their adorable son. He realizes that the only way he can keep his son is to return to the boxing ring and mount a glorious comeback.
In the end spoiler alert! Voight's character wins the big fightbut dies in the dressing room afterward. The Youtube clips many years later finally had their effect, but even then I knew I had to experience the whole film to measure up the extent of its emotionality.
Adapted from a movie directed by King Vidor, "The Champ", is about a father-and-son relationship, an extraordinary sacred link between Billy Flynn Jon Voightan ex-Heavyweight Boxing Champion who reconverted in horse-training, and his 8-year old blond-haired angel-faced son: To say that T.
I can recall considering my father a true model when I was a kid, I can easily respond to the sight of a kid who admires his father the way T. A few words about Ricky Schroeder's performance: The irony is that the same year, an even younger kid was nominated for a similar role; it was Justin Henry as Billy in "Kramer vs. I guess Henry was favored in regard of the film's commercial success and the fact that his character was more 'complex', but let's face it, even Justin Henry wouldn't claim to have made millions of people all over the world cry like Ricky did.
The parallel with "Kramer vs. Kramer" can be extended to the father and boy's situation.
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The mother Annie Faye Dunaway left, Billy had the custody and every thing went fine, despite some financial and gambling problems, until Annie showed up again and expressed her desire to take part again in her son's life, her son who thinks his mother died. Indeed, every single moment work and it almost seems like the adult actors did their best to match Ricky's incredible acting, and I believe that Jon Voight deserved more accolades for his performance.
The film contains some of the most emotional moments you'll ever see, reaching a first pinnacle with three powerful scenes in a row: