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Up Next in 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012

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    Directed by Taguchi Suketaro and Nobumasa Kawamoto • 1966 • Japan

    The Japanese Organizing Committee responded frostily to Kon Ichikawa's TOKYO OLYMPIAD and decided a less 'frivolous' survey of the Tokyo Games should be made from the footage Ichikawa shot. More solemn, nationalistic, and orthodox...

  • 13 Days in France

    Directed by Claude Lelouch and François Reichenbach • 1968 • France

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  • Snows of Grenoble

    Directed by Jacques Ertaud and Jean-Jacques Languepin • 1968 • France

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