ENG 225 Introduction to Film
September 22, 2013
Rudy “Rudy” by David Anspaugh is based on a true story about a boy, Rudy Ruettiger, was determined to make his father’s dream of playing football for the Irish, a reality. His father’s loved Norte Dame, and he could only dream of one of his boys playing for the football team. It became Rudy’s dream to one day playing football for Notre Dame. It was his determination and kept him strong through many lifelong challenges. Through many difficult obstacles throughout his life, he fought his way into mastering his dream. Even though he was always told that he was too small or not good enough academically or physically to achieve his ambition, his hard work and dedication would win him the ultimate victory of his dream. Directed by David Anspaugh, the development of this film was well thought trough. Based on the true actual events of Rudy Ruettiger, Rudy is a movie that will capture the hearts of millions.
As a young child, Rudy often played football with his older brothers and his best friend in the backyard. Although his brothers did not always encourage or challenge him in the game, never letting him play key positions in the game. As he grew up, he never lost his sight of his desire to play for Norte Dame. Often day dreaming in class, and not always making passing grades, he believed that he would achieve his goals in due time. “Rudy” followed a chronological order, beginning as a child growing with the character until he finished college; “the order in which events would logically occur, from beginning to end” (Goodykoontz & Jacobs 2011).
The Director, David Anspaugh, was not always convinced that the 1993 movie would make it as big as it did in the box office, grossing $22,750,363, it was ranked the “highest all time rank on December 7, 1993 (Rudy, 1993). The PG film grew to become one of the most inspiring sports dramas in this category. As
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