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Olympia Festival of Nations - The Story of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games [DVD] [NTSC] 
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Listed in Time magazine's All-Time 100 Movies , Leni Riefenstahl's groundbreaking documentary on the 1936 Summer Olympics is a remarkable piece of cinematic history, a technical and artistic triumph. Employing advanced filming technics which have now become industry standard for sports coverage, Riefenstahl was commissioned by the 1936 Olympic Committee to create a celebration of the human body and its movements. Despite its acclaim, the film also attracted strong criticism for what was viewed as its promotion of Nazi ideologies towards athletic prowess and the Aryan race but regardless of its political context, the events on the track were no less awe-inspiring, not least the exploits of black-American Jesse Owens winning four gold medals as a presumably indifferent Hitler looked on.
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MISSING !! WHY?? Somebody, has taken it upon themselves to remove this most poetic and visually lyrical sequence.
This was one of, if not the main reason, why I bought this dvd.
With this most important and beautiful sequence cut. I would now like to return this dvd version to the seller.
I am so very sad.
The film opens up with a film tribute to the history of Greece and the games. We get to see the names of the nations at the time that the torch passes through as it reached Berlin. A much more realistic torch than today's is ran into the stadium with a few pauses to let everyone see just before the final dash to the Olympic torch at the stadium. It would be great to recapture this in the present day. Some of the tribute leads me to believe that our athletes are overly clothed for the sports.
By now watching Part I, "Festival of the nation" spoiled you. Again this film starts out with the ideal and surrounded by Leni's signature clouds. List is leading you to "field hockey, soccer bicycling, equestrian, aquatic and gymnastic events. Highlights are the Pentathlon and the Decathlon." Remember that some countries were still using horses in the military.
It may be unique reasons that brought you to this point such as Leni or photography, or interest in history, or, or, or. But once the action starts you feel that you are there and get lost in the "who will win what and how." Even being aware of the outcome does not prepare you to "not bite your nails" as you watch each athlete barley besting the next until it is over too soon. I noticed that instead of placing medals over the winners, they used laurel wreaths.
Any way you cut it, this movie is worth watching.
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Great - have been wanting to see this for many years. a pity that it doesn't show more of the other sports.Published 21 months ago by Jill Bignell