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Ozerov, Yuri

Works: 4 works in 4 publications in 2 languages and 26 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sports films  Silent films  Drama  War films  Historical films  Anthology films 
Roles: Director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yuri Ozerov
100 years of Olympic films : 1912-2012( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Games, this set is the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the International Olympic Committee. The documentaries collected here cast a cinematic eye on some of the most iconic moments in the history of modern sports, spotlighting athletes who embody the Olympic motto of "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Jesse Owens shattering world records on the track in 1936 Berlin, Jean-Claude Killy dominating the Grenoble slopes in 1968, Joan Benoit breaking away to win the Games' first women's marathon in Los Angeles in 1984. In addition to the impressive ten-feature contribution of Bud Greenspan, this stirring collective chronicle of triumph and defeat includes such documentary landmarks as Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia and Kon Ichikawa's Tokyo Olympiad, along with captivating lesser-known works by major directors like Claude Lelouch, Carlos Saura, and Miloš Forman. It also offers a fascinating glimpse of the development of film itself, and of the technological progress that has brought viewers ever closer to the action. Traversing continents and decades, reflecting the social, cultural, and political changes that have shaped our recent history, this movie marathon showcases a hundred years of human endeavor
Liberation = Osvobozhdenie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Liberation series is a collection of five Russian films about World War 2 battles where two great armies duel. The films are dedicated to the eternal glory to the fallen in the battles of the great patriotic war
100 years of Olympic films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of Eight, David Wolper's ambitious production devoted to the Games of the XX Olympiad Munich 1972, is comprised of eight segments directed by an international array of filmmakers. The terrorist attack by the Palestinian Black September Organization brutually overshadowed the Games and their remarkable athletic achievements. Eleven Israeli athletes and coaches and a West German police offficer died at the hands of the group, five of whom were also killed. Only John Schlesinger's segment touches on this outrage. Each director scrutinized just one aspect of the Games in their individual segment of the film. Soviet director Yuri Ozerov looked at the tension of waiting to compete in "The Beginning." Swedish director Mai Zetterling concentrated on weight lifting in "The Strongest." American Arthur Penn's portrayal of the pole vault and its practitioners in "The Highest" took the most risks in cinematic terms. "The Women" by West German Michael Pfleghar has aged badly due to his trivializing the athletic feats of Heide Rosendhal (West Germany), Olga Korbut (USSR), and Ulrike Meyfarth (West Germany) by using operatic arias or brass-band music to back his slow-motion imagery. On the other hand, Kon Ichikawa's use of slow motion is perceptive and inquiring in his segment "The Fastest" on the men's 100 meters. Miloš Forman's "The Decathlon" is the longest, and arguably the best section. Claude Lelouch dwells with sensitivity on those who come up short in "The Losers." To take part in the Games may be as rewarding as mounting the winner's podium, but to lose, whether unfairly, by sheer accident, or just because an athlete fails to deliver, evokes Lelouch's sympathy. John Schlesinger's "The Longest" follows the fortunes of Englishman Ron Hill, who led the marathon after fifteen minutes, but finished sixth behind American Frank Shorter, who brought the gold medal home for the U.S. for the first time in 64 years. After its release, Visions of Eight won the best documentary award at the Golden Globes
Farewell to Russian guests by Rouben Mamoulian( Recording )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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