100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012
Directed by Tony Maylam • 1977 • United Kingdom
British documentary film-maker and producer Tony Maylam invigorated the sports documentary genre with WHITE ROCK, an idiosyncratic and utterly engaging account of the XII Olympic Winter Games Innsbruck 1976. He did so by placing music front and center, and by using Hollywood star James Coburn as a "guide for the uninitiated."
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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 (...
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...