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From renowned German director Leni Riefenstahl comes Olympia. A dramatic representation of the 1936 Berlin Olympic games, Olympia is told in two parts, The Festival of Nations and The Festival of Beauty . Using fresh cinematic techniques and a dramatic musical score, Riefenstahl captures the athletic competition, the energy of the crowd and the political intensity of the times. Among the events presented are soccer, bicycling, gymnastics and the pentathlon, decathlon and marathon. The triumphant wins of track star Jesse Owens make this film not to be missed.
This replaces an old, poor quality VHS version which I lost years ago. The quality is very good, representing state of the art technology at the time and an interesting piece of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by john longo
A legendary documentary by a talented director, the only drawback is that it is in German. That's not a big problem as there's little narration -- the picture is what matters.Published 2 months ago by Dennis Fowler
This is a must see, a masterpiece of film making that deserves to be shown via a Documentary version on national television. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Earhart
Rowing footage of "The Boys in the Boat"
University of Washington crew team. The rowing is great to see.
I was looking for better coverage of the crew races that the boys from the University of Washington won. Never the less it was an amazing piece of work for the time.Published 5 months ago by ralph young
The Olympic Games were beautifully filmed. To watch every participant in of all the events became very laborious. Therefore most of my viewing was done in the Fast Forward mode. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gene Prevost