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The film of the XI Olympic Games, Berlin 1936

Author: Leni Riefenstahl; Herbert Windt; International Historic Films Inc.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : International Historic Films, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : VHS tape : English : English language version
Summary:
Celebrates the human body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition based on the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Part one includes the carrying of the flame from Greece, the lighting of the torch and the track-and-field events where American runner Jessie Owens won an unprecedented four gold medals. Part two includes field hockey, polo, soccer, acquatic, bicycling,  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Leni Riefenstahl; Herbert Windt; International Historic Films Inc.
OCLC Number: 776041465
Language Note: English narration.
Notes: "Leni Riefenstahl's classic film of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games"--Container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1938.
Credits: Music by Herbert Windt.
Description: 2 videodiscs (201 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4.75 in. DVD
Details: DVD.
Contents: pt. 1. Festival of the people --
pt. 2. Festival of beauty.
Other Titles: Olympia
Olympia (Motion picture)
Responsibility: International Historic Films ; produced by Leni Riefenstahl.

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Celebrates the human body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition based on the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Part one includes the carrying of the flame from Greece, the lighting of the torch and the track-and-field events where American runner Jessie Owens won an unprecedented four gold medals. Part two includes field hockey, polo, soccer, acquatic, bicycling, sailing and rowing events as well as the marathon race and the decathlon where American Glen Morris won the title of the greatest all-around athlete in the world.

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