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Edward Gross
143 Pages
Publisher: DK Publishing (2006)
ISBN: 978-0-7566-2622-8
Price: S$44.95 (Available in Borders)




We just can't stop talking about Rocky it seems. We have just reviewed the latest instalment of the movie series, the soundtrack and a spin-off book. And yet right now, we are still talking about it. Huge coverage or some crazy antics of a fanboy? Nope we prefer to call it, a tribute to a film icon.

30 years ago, a down-and-out trawler becomes one of the world most famous heavyweight boxing champion. His name is none other than Rocky Balboa. Perhaps, most of you out there aren't that familiar with the character Rocky or Sylvester Stallone the actor, script-writer and director. Then this ultimate guide will be the perfect fodder for you.

Writer Edward Gross traces the fictional Rocky from his beginnings, carefully taking note of his milestones and profiles his opponents, friends and love ones. Screen-stills populated the pages making it a relatively easy chore to go through. The best thing is it's written as though you are reading a non-fiction biography.

To top it off, the last chapter is dedicated to the movies' behind-the-scene snippets. Indeed, this is the ULTIMATE GUIDE to the Italian Stallion. And
a gracious closing chapter of one of the most cinematic icons of all time.


From Sylvester Stallone's foreword:

"I'd rather do something I love badly, than feel bad about not doin' something I love"


This will make a nice display on your bookshelf if you are a true diehard fan of the Rocky series. However, if you have never heard of Mr Balboa in your life, this book will make the perfect entrance to the world whereby courage and hardwork stands side-by-side.

Review by Linus Tee


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. Rocky Balboa: The Movie Review

. Rocky Balboa: The Soundtrack Review



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