A subset of the football film genre, this chapter summarises existing psycho-sociological research but adds detailed textual and visual film analysis, notably of The Football Factory (2004). It proposes that these hooligan films exemplify an inevitable generic life-cycle, initially offering antithetical approaches, synthesising into hybrid gangster forms and finally entering a self-reflexive ‘revisionist’ phase.


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  1. 1.De Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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