Visions of Eight - the Olympics of Motion Picture Achievement

Visions of Eight - the Olympics of Motion Picture Achievement


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This documentary of the 1972 Summer Olympics, held in Munich, is remarkable for bringing eight of the world's most notable film directors to work on it. They are: Milos Forman, Yuri Ozerov, Mai Zetterling, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch and John Schlesinger. Each director concentrated on events that were of interest to him and filmed in his own style. For instance, Foreman focused on the comic aspect of the games; Lelouch kept his sights on the losers rather than the winners; and Mai Zetterling examined obsession in the form of weightlifting. The movie does not attempt to comprehensively document the '72 Olympics and does not aim for a unified vision. Instead, it showcases the talents of these directors under the inspiration of this most dramatic of gatherings.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2011
UPC: 0887090029704
Original Release: 1973
Rating: G
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:50:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Milos Forman Director
Kon Ichikawa Director
Claude Lelouch Director
Yuri Ozerov Director
Arthur Penn Director
Michael Pfleghar Director
John Schlesinger Director
Mai Zetterling Director
Dede Allen Editor
Jim Clark Editor
Rune Ericsson Cinematographer
Lars Hagström Editor
David Hughes Screenwriter
Robert K. Lambert Editor
Walter Lassally Cinematographer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Stan Margulies Producer
Jörgen Persson Cinematographer
Edward Roberts Editor
Igor Slabnevich Cinematographer
Ernst Wild Cinematographer
David L. Wolper Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Visions of Eight
1. The Beginning / Juri Ozerov [:11]
2. The Strongest / Mai Zetterling [8:38]
3. The Highest / Arthur Penn [12:38]
4. The Woman / Michael Pfleghar [12:49]
5. The Fastest / Kon Ichikawa [11:34]
6. The Decathlon / Milos Forman [6:02]
7. The Losers / Claude Lelouch [16:17]
8. The Longest / John Schlesinger [15:05]

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