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.