A sport film is a fictional film genre which makes use of sport as the central theme of the movie. It is usually a fictional production in which an athlete, sport event, fan of sport, or some other prominent figure in sport are heavily involved, and that rely heavily on sport for their story inspiration or resolution. Most of the time, they are produced as a documentary and are intended to be shown commercially. As of today, there exists such a market for these movies that they can be produced for almost any budget imaginable.
Over the past decade, the term “sport” has become more common with Americans. Whereas previously sports were almost exclusively associated with athletes in professional sports (like baseball, basketball, football, etc), now even casual sports are becoming part of the American culture. Major League Baseball, for example, makes a large part of their revenue from ticket sales; the popularity of baseball in terms of being a “must watch” program for many Americans, has increased its value to advertisers as well. The popularity of televised games has also increased the value of “professional sport” to the general public; people who do not follow professional sport are turning to non-professional sport television (like T.V.)
In modern society, “sport” has largely come to refer to any action that requires an exertion of physical skill. It does not necessarily have to involve competition, though competition is often included. In most sports, a competition is not necessarily required, nor is it desired. Sports are generally activities in which people put physical skill to the test, or where a person who puts physical skill to the test is said to demonstrate the greatest skill. Exertion is necessary, but mental and social aspects are also necessary.
In modern society, when we talk about “sport,” it means far more than just physical skill. It increasingly includes mental and social skills as well. We live in a very competitive world. People are constantly vying for position, power, and status. So there is an element of competition in everything we do.
Sport, to some extent, can be seen as a kind of pastime sport; something that people do for enjoyment. Sports can be competitive or non-competitive. But it is often difficult to separate sport from the people who engage in it, especially if they are not aware of its deeper meaning.
Today, many people see sport in much the same way as they view watching darts. Darts, like many other pastimes, are seen as a pastime sport, even by the casual observer. However, darts is actually a highly competitive sporting activity, requiring skill, tactics, athleticism, and strategy. Its popularity is truly remarkable, particularly considering that darts is only a ball. Sport can be fun and exciting, but it is also an important part of our society – whether we like it to think about it or not.