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BIG PICTURE

Movie-person Martha B seeks suggestions for good blockbuster parodies. Is there a better one than The Strike?

John Hinderaker looks forward to seeing the new film about boxer Emile Griffith, and reminisces about Griffith's horrifying 1962 fight against the ill-fated Benny Paret. I love boxing but, as Hinderaker says, that footage is very hard to take:

After Griffith killed Benny Paret, boxing disappeared from television, and, in large part, from the sporting scene. It was revived by Cassius Clay-later, Muhammad Ali--more than anyone, but in some ways it never did come back.

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