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Olympia 1 : festival of the nation

Author: Leni Riefenstahl; Leni Riefenstahl-Produktion.; Home Vision (Firm)
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Home Vision Cinema, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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After being commissioned by the 1936 Olympic committee to create a feature film of the Berlin Olympics, Riefenstahl made a film that celebrates the human body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition. Includes the marathon, men's diving, and Jesse Owen's sprint races at the 1936 Olympic games. The production tends to glorify the young male body and expresses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Sports films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Leni Riefenstahl; Leni Riefenstahl-Produktion.; Home Vision (Firm)
ISBN: 0780019067 9780780019065 0780019075 9780780019072
OCLC Number: 38149581
Notes: English language version of Olympische Spiele.
Videocassette release of the 1936-1938 documentary by Leni Riefenstahl-Produktion.
Credits: Photography by Willy Zielke, Hans Ertl, Walter Frantz, Guzzi Lantschner, Kurt Neubert, Hans Schneib.
Description: 1 videocassette (114 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia
Festival of the nation
Responsibility: directed by Leni Riefenstahl.

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After being commissioned by the 1936 Olympic committee to create a feature film of the Berlin Olympics, Riefenstahl made a film that celebrates the human body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition. Includes the marathon, men's diving, and Jesse Owen's sprint races at the 1936 Olympic games. The production tends to glorify the young male body and expresses the Nazi attitude toward athletic prowess.

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