100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012
Nagano ’98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory
Directed by Bud Greenspan • 1998 • United States
In his documentary, NAGANO '98 OLYMPICS: STORIES OF HONOR AND GLORY, Bud Greenspan and his crew lay considerable emphasis, as always, on talking with the competitors. Greenspan's method does lead to some repetition, but there is something so engaging about the filmmaker's passion for sports that makes all his documentaries compelling. One feels that his ideals match those of the Olympic Games. He likes winners but also gallant losers. He unearths excellent archival footage, which gives depth and background to an athlete's current performance.
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Directed by Kieth Merrill • 1999 • United States
OLYMPIC GLORY, produced by the experienced Hollywood enterprise the Kennedy/Marshall Company and directed by seasoned documentarist Kieth Merrill, was made in large format for release on the IMAX. The crisp photography and engrossing sound combine...
Sydney 2000: Stories of Olympic Glory
Directed by Bud Greenspan • 2001 • United States
Bud Greenspan's film on the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney profiles Cathy Freeman, who surged to glory before her home crowd in the 400 meters, as well as Leontien van Moorsel, the Dutch cyclist who had suffered from anorexia and won the go...
Salt Lake City 2002: Bud Greenspan’s ...
Directed by Bud Greenspan • 2003 • United States
With his documentary on XIX Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002, Bud Greenspan shows that the Olympic Games set the bar to such a near-mythical level that winning or losing a medal can arouse emotions far beyond those in other competitions.