100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012
Bud Greenspan’s Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic Glory
Directed by Bud Greenspan • 2007 • United States
In addition to covering the XX Olympic Winter Games of 2006 in Turin, Bud Greenspan’s documentary offers an excellent introduction to Turin's significance in history, art, and commerce. Faithful to his habit, the director fleshes out coverage of the actual competitions with interviews and portraits of the principal protagonists.
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The Everlasting Flame
Directed by Gu Jun • 2010 • China
Gu Jun's film for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing 2008 strikes an adroit balance between the intimate and the spectacular. Gu starts by flitting between various places around the world where individual athletes are training and captures director Zhang Yim...
Bud Greenspan Presents Vancouver 2010...
Directed by Bud Greenspan and Nancy Beffa • 2010 • United States
This chronicle of the XXI Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 would be Bud Greenspan’s last before his death in 2010. His time-honored approach to these films was by this point familiar, and here he brings a valedictory flourish to...
Directed by Caroline Rowland • 2012 • United Kingdom
Caroline Rowland's FIRST is influenced by Bud Greenspan's method of profiling selected competitors in depth and continuing with an account of how they performed at the Games, often in their own words. Rowland's twist is that she chooses all fi...