100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012
Calgary ’88: 16 Days of Glory
Directed by Bud Greenspan • 1989 • United States
Bud Greenspan was fascinated by the ways in which athletes confront victory and defeat, and this runs like a bass line through the various interviews he conducted for his tribute to the XV Olympic Winter Games, CALGARY '88: 16 DAYS OF GLORY. Greenspan's diligent archival research enhances his documentaries and sets each athlete's performance in a historical context.
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Directed by Lee Kwang-soo • 1989 • South Korea
Of all the films that the Korean Motion Picture Promotion Corporation created for the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, Lee Kwang-soo's SEOUL 1988 is the most comprehensive. The film devotes much footage to sports dear to Koreans but regarded as minor in ...
Hand in Hand
Directed by Im Kwon-taek • 1989 • South Korea
Director Im Kwon-taek roots his idiosyncratic Olympic documentary, HAND IN HAND, in the past, with opening shots of the barbed wire dividing South from North Korea and an Australian veteran recalling the conflict of the early fifties. Im brings a tru...
Beyond All Barriers
Directed by Lee Ji-won • 1989 • South Korea
BEYOND ALL BARRIERS is another feature-length record of the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. Made by Lee Ji-won, it boasts a superb color palette and depicts the Opening Ceremony for more than fifty minutes in terms that are visually resplendent.