Culturally Significant: 'Rocky'

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Film studies professor and writer Frank P. Tomasulo, Ph.D., turns his skeptical eye on Rocky (1976) for "Culturally Significant", a new occasional series at The Lens that re-examines the works of the American cinematic canon.

"For those Americans who felt that affirmative action policies and the accomplishments of African-Americans went against the grain of time-honored U.S. values, Rocky Balboa, the 'Great White Hope,' represented an avatar of the racial divide of the 1970s."

Read on at Cinema St. Louis' The Lens.