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The Olympic Series: Golden Moments 1920-2002
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But you do get what you pay for--the documentary itself lacks coherence, it feels rushed. They pack in many highlights, perhaps too many. Performances are not shown in their entirety, which is important when it comes to more artistic sports like figure skating and gymnastics.
There is one glaring ommission from this collection--the 1996 Women's Gymnastics Team (aka the "Magnificent Seven") is not included, nor is Shannon Miller (the most decorated US gymnast who finally won her golds in 1996) or Kerri Strug. It's a shame, really.
I do recommend this DVD, but more of an introduction or overview. It is not a definitive Olympic collection by any stretch.
Both individual athletes and teams are highlighted in this collection of human accomplishment. Oksana Baiul's story was one of the most touching. To hear of the odds she had to overcome to reach her goal causes one to realize others have encountered terrific challenges and made it. In that sense, the story is about more than sports. Sports is an analogy with implications for other arenas.
Going back to 1920, this documentary set captures the flavor of the various modern games. Not only eras and locations, but a wide range of Olympic events are included. Many inspiring stories are found in this 3 set collection.
I cut my teeth on the truly excellent Bud Greenspan tv series back in the seventies that made me an Olympic fan ever since. Bud carefully & lovingly crafted his stories about one competitor for each show and wove together the human story of background, desire, striving and excellence in the pursuit of victory. His series are masterworks. Watch them if you can find them.
But avoid The Olympic Series.
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Captures clips of great moments, but does not show whole routines. Wish it was more complete.Published 29 days ago by Sam's girl
A great DVD series that is not ego-centric on only American athletes. Only goes up to 2002, but it is still a must for Olympic fanatics!Published on May 6, 2014 by Andrew S.
I just loved the stories captured in this series. There is so much inspiration to be gained by watching them. This DVD is beautifully made and with excellent commentary. Read morePublished on September 13, 2013 by Tavishi
These DVDs were just a waste of money. I'm a big fan of filmmaker Bud Greenspan and his documentaries on the Olympic Games. Read morePublished on December 18, 2010 by Mikey D.
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