100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012
Games of the XXI Olympiad
Directed by Jean-Claude Labrecque, Jean Beaudin, Marcel Carrière, and Georges Dufaux • 1977 • Canada
Director Jean-Claude Labrecque elected to focus on individual athletes, both in competition and out, instead of sticking to the rigidly in place Olympics program. Labrecque and his co-directors (Jean Beaudin, Marcel Carrière and Georges Dufaux) have a good eye for small, offbeat details and give prominence to the coaches, mechanics, and the innumerable other personnel who made up the action at the Games of the XXI Olympiad Montreal 1976.
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Directed by Drummond Challis and Tony Maylam • 1980 • United Kingdom
For their short film on the XIII Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980, directors Drummond Challis and Tony Maylam assumed the challenge of making a documentary without any offscreen commentary, relying on music to sustain the ...
O Sport, You Are Peace!
Directed by Yuri Ozerov • 1981 • Russian Federation
O SPORT, YOU ARE PEACE! is the official film of the Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980, Games that were dogged by a boycott on the part of the United States because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. Undeterred, Moscow devo...
A Turning Point
Directed by Kim Takal • 1984 • United States
The abiding strength of this documentary, the official film of the XIV Olympic Winter Games Sarajevo 1984, lies in its respect for the individual athletes, interviewing them before or after an event.