Visions of 8 - The Olympics of Motion Picture Achievement (1973)

Visions of 8 - The Olympics of Motion Picture Achievement

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This documentary of the 1972 Summer Olympics, held in Munich, is remarkable for bringing eight of the world's most notable film directors to work on it. They are: Milos Forman, Yuri Ozerov, Mai Zetterling, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch and John Schlesinger. Each director concentrated on events that were of interest to him and filmed in his own style. For instance, Foreman focused on the comic aspect of the games; Lelouch kept his sights on the losers rather than the … More


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As for so much of the rest, it seems to forget that it is the privilege of the modest art of film to find the meaning of things just in the way they are seen to be.

Full Review… | October 23, 2007
New York Times
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The 1972 Munich Olympics as seen by eight directors; eight sequences devoted entirely to sport, with only passing reference to the intrusion of politics. About half of them work.

Full Review… | October 23, 2007
Time Out
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The problem is that many of the sketches sometimes forget the idea of sport and competition itself, to indulge in ideas.

Full Review… | October 23, 2007
Variety
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What nobody could have anticipated, perhaps, is how similar many of those visions would be.

Full Review… | October 23, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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Visions of Eight is an excellent record of the 1972 Munich Olympics, a collage imaginatively recording the event from varied perspectives, each with a different focus.

Full Review… | October 5, 2011
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