The Fighter: Real-time Video Comparison

* Spoiler Warning: If you haven’t yet seen The Fighter then you shouldn’t probably shouldn’t watch this *

Video has surfaced which compares a sequence from The Fighter with footage of the real life fight.

The film is about welterweight boxer Mickey Ward and climaxes with his championship fight with Shea Neary.

This video compares the original HBO footage of the fight and the way it was depicted in the film.

What’s interesting is how the film still took dramatic licence even though director David O’Russell used an actual HBO film crew to recreate the fight.

Personally, I don’t think this reflects badly on the film as it demonstrates the limits of recreating something ‘perfectly’, especially given that live TV and cinema are two very different contexts.

But it is fascinating nonetheless.

[via CHUD and Fandorific]

> My LFF review of The Fighter
> The Fighter at the IMDb
> Mickey Ward at Wikipedia