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The real Olympics

Author: Antony ThomasBrian GreeneCarlton Television.TWI (Firm)Carlton International Media Limited.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To mark the Olympics' 2004 return to its birthplace of Athens, this two-part documentary tells the 'real' story of the original games. It combines lavish reconstruction of the ancient Greek games with dramatic highlights from the modern Olympics.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical reenactments (Television programs)
Educational television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Thomas; Brian Greene; Carlton Television.; TWI (Firm); Carlton International Media Limited.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Corporation for Public Broadcasting.; PBS Home Video.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 141570225X 9781415702253
OCLC Number: 55217778
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Subtitle on container: A history of the ancient & modern Olympic games.
Credits: Director of photography, Jonathan Partridge ; editors, McDonald Brown, Joe Frost ; music, Dimitri Tchamouroff.
Performer(s): Narrated by Brian Greene.
Target Audience: U.S.: Not rated; Canadian Home Video rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen; Dolby Digital surround stereo.
Contents: Program 1. Death or glory --
program 2. Playing to win. Scene selection: Introduction --
The first events --
The Nazis appropriate Olympic cachet --
Connection between religion and athletics --
Celebration of violence --
Rather die than give up --
A world without women --
Commitment to sport --
The amateur myth --
The dark stain of politics --
Taking oaths and breaking the rules --
Victors for the ages --
Passion and rage of the Greek hero --
Coming full circle --
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Responsibility: a Carlton Television production in association with TWI for Carlton International, PBS and CPB ; written, produced and directed by Antony Thomas.

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To mark the Olympics' 2004 return to its birthplace of Athens, this two-part documentary tells the 'real' story of the original games. It combines lavish reconstruction of the ancient Greek games with dramatic highlights from the modern Olympics.

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