2 Aug 2016

Olympian screens

From Widescreen, 5:12 pm on 2 August 2016
Ben Cross as Harold Abrahams breaks the tape in Chariots of Fire

Ben Cross as Harold Abrahams breaks the tape in Chariots of Fire Photo: Film4

With the Games of the XXXI Olympiad only days away, Dan Slevin chatted to Jesse Mulligan about the way the Summer Olympics have been represented in cinema.

 

Other films, shows and plays discussed

 

Chariots of Fire (1981):

 

International Velvet (1978):

 

Walk Don’t Run (1966):

 

Goldengirl (1979):

 

Now the good stuff...

Tokyo Olympiad (1965):

(Brace yourself, the whole thing is now on YouTube thanks to the Olympics themselves. A correction of some sort should be issued...)

 

Olympia (1938):

(An extended clip but YouTube has the whole thing available as it appears to be in the public domain now.)

 

One Day in September (1999):

(Only a rough mini-documentary about the film as the trailer isn’t online.)

 

Salute (2008):

 

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