RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 70868423 LA Soundtrack in German or dubbed English; optional subtitles in English. T1 Olympia A1 Riefenstahl, Leni., Windt, Herbert,, Smith, David Calvert., Olympia-Film GmbH., International Olympic Committee., Tobis Filmkunst GmbH., Pathfinder Home Entertainment (Firm), PB Pathfinder Home Entertainment PP [Venice, Calif.] YR 2006 AB Pt. 1. After being commissioned by the 1936 Olympic Committee to create a feature film of the Berlin Olympics, Riefenstahl shot a documentary 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 American track star Jesse Owen's sprint races at the 1936 Olympic games. The production tends to glorify the young male body and, some say, expresses the Nazi attitude toward athletic prowess. Includes the lighting of the torch at the stadium and Adolf Hitler looking on in amazement as Jesse Owens wins an unprecedented four Gold Medals. Pt. 2. The production tends to glorify the young male body and, some say, expresses the Nazi attitude toward athletic prowess. Miss Riefenstahl captures the grace of athletes during field hockey, soccer, bicycling, equestrian, aquatic and gymnastic events. Highlights are the Pentathlon and the Decathlon, which was won by American Glenn Morris; it ends with the triumphant conclusion of the games.