Visions of Eight

1973, Documentary, 1h 45m

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Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Claude Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and their struggle to remain dignified even in the face of bitter disappointment and defeat; Mai Zetterling's dramatic exploration of the world of weightlifting; and Michael Pfleghar's piece on young Russian gymnast Ludmilla Tourischev's majestic performance on the uneven bars.

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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.

    October 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

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

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

    October 23, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Eight short films from a group of international filmmakers collectively creating an insightful collage of the 1972 Olympics. (Criterion blu-ray).

    July 18, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A fascinating exercise in artistry.

    June 26, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    October 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

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

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

    October 23, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Eight short films from a group of international filmmakers collectively creating an insightful collage of the 1972 Olympics. (Criterion blu-ray).

    July 18, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A fascinating exercise in artistry.

    June 26, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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