100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012
Fight Without Hate
Directed by André Michel • 1948 • France
Twelve years had passed since the last edition of the Olympic Games when nations finally came together again, in the wake of World War II, to carry on the Olympic tradition at the V Olympic Winter Games St. Moritz 1948. The tone of André Michel's FIGHT WITHOUT HATE is thus not surprisingly upbeat. Featuring enthusiastic commentary, outstanding camera work, and slick editing, the film proves that an exhilarating new era was under way in the Winter Olympic Games.
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XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport
Directed by Castleton Knight • 1948 • United Kingdom
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The VI Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 1952
Directed by Tancred Ibsen • 1952 • Norway
Director Tancred Ibsen's penchant for depicting rustic life shines through in the bucolic scenes at the start of THE VI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES, OSLO 1952. In addition to the exciting scenes of competition (Winter sports are followed with almost rabid fervo...
Where the World Meets
Directed by Hannu Leminen • 1952 • Finland
Part one of Director Hannu Leminen's account of the Olympic Games Helsinki 1952, with its fierce patriotism and its sense of a nation welcoming the world, is redolent of the period, coming as it did only twelve years after the end of Finland's war with ...