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Olympia : the film of the XI. Olympic Games, Berlin 1936

Author: Leni Riefenstahl; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video.; Hollywood Select Video (Firm)
Publisher: [North Hollywood, Ca.] : Hollywood Select Video : [Distributed by Timeless Video], [©1995]
Series: International film series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Riefenstahl's film of the 1936 Olympics celebrates the human body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition. 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; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video.; Hollywood Select Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1557847258 9781557847256 1557847266 9781557847263
OCLC Number: 34563790
Notes: English version of the German motion picture Olympische Spiele.
"65413", "65423."
Credits: Music, Herbert Windt.
Description: 2 videocassettes (212 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: pt. 1. Festival of people (115 min.) --
pt. 2. Festival of beauty (97 min).
Series Title: International film series.
Other Titles: Festival of people.
Festival of beauty.
Olympiad
Olympische Spiele.
Responsibility: Phoenix Films ; produced [and directed] by Leni Riefenstahl.

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Riefenstahl's film of the 1936 Olympics celebrates the human body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition. 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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