100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012
Directed by Louis Gueguen • 1959 • France
ALAIN MIMOUN, a short film made about the titular long-distance runner, is a jewel of a documentary, enhanced by a wonderfully laid-back jazz score by Alain Goraguer.
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The Horse in Focus
1956 • Sweden
This short film covers the equestrian segment of the 1956 Summer Olympics.
People, Hopes, Medals
Directed by Heribert Meisel • 1960 • West Germany
This documentary of the VIII Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley 1960, directed by Austrian sports journalist and sometime screen actor Heribert Meisel, is the first known visual record of an edition of the Winter Games in the United States. A West...
The Grand Olympics
Directed by Romolo Marcellini • 1961 • Italy
THE GRAND OLYMPICS, the first Olympic film to be nominated for an Academy Award, celebrates the architecture and atmosphere of Rome while utilizing telephoto lenses to bring the action closer to the audience than ever before.