Analysis of Raqing Bull
An 8 page research paper that analyzes the film Raging Bull (directed by Martin Scorsese for United Artists), in which actor Robert De Niro gives a stellar performance as Jake La Motta, a middleweight prizefighter (Raging Bull, 1995). Ostensibly, the film is about Jake's boxing career, but a closer examination of this film reveals that the heart of the film focuses on how Jake handles his relationship to his wife, Vickie (Cathy Moriarty) and his brother Joey (Joe Pesci), as well as to the "degradation and defeat" that eventually "spiritually redeem him" (Raging Bull, 1995). In this analysis, the film's character structure, themes, cinematography, sound, image and symbolism and editing style, while also demonstrating how these various aspects of the film combine seamlessly to create an exemplary cinematic experience. Bibliography lists 12 sources.