Bull Durham: To The True Meaning Of The First Fight Scene



The theme of this paper is to dissect the first fight scene; in the
movie Bull Durham, between Crash Davis; who is played by Kevin Costner; and
"Nuke" LaLoosh; who is played by Tim Robbins. The fight takes place in a bar
scene between these two men who have never met before. The reason for the fight
is that Crash Davis is talking to a women by the name of Annie Savoy who is
sitting at one of the tables. Nuke already believes that Annie is going to be
with him all season long, but Crash believes otherwise.
In the beginning of the scene Nuke is dancing with all of the women in
the bar while Crash is sitting alone in the corner of the bar. Crash then
orders a drink for Annie, and is ...

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Crash begins to
wonder how he is going give Nuke his first lesson to make it to the majors.
When Crash finally comes outside he sees that Nuke is standing in the
middle of the street. Nuke is not alone he has the entire baseball team
standing behind him. First, Crash says that he does not want to fight him.
When Crash says this everyone else begins to tease Crash. Next, Crash tells
Nuke to throw the first punch, but Nuke refuses to. So instead, Crash tells
Nuke to throw a baseball as hard as he can right at Crash's chest. When Nuke
hears this everyone around him including himself begin to laugh, because they
know how hard Nuke can throw and that it could kill Crash if it hit him in the
chest or the head.
During this entire time Crash is keeping a cool head. He knows that the
chance of Nuke hitting him is very small. Also, he tells Nuke that he won't be
able to do it because he is beginning to think about it. Crash goes so far as
to say that Nuke's aim is so bad that ...

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over responds to an emotion-laden word
or concept. Crash also brings this upon Nuke when Crash says to Nuke "Your just
pissing away that million dollar body of yours with that five cent head."
Another very common event in today's society is stereotyping. The
stereotyping that occurred in this engagement was categorizing or when someone
looks at another person and they think they know what kind of person they are.
When Crash stands up to Nuke in the beginning of the scene, Nuke thinks that
Crash is just a washed up old man who could not hold his own in a fight. Nuke
also thinks that because of his size and weight advantage that he will
automatically win any fight. Another ...

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Added: 7/8/2004 08:35:37 PM
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