Visions of eight

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2021].
Blu-ray special edition.
9781681438429, 1681438429
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1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (48 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm). 


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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2021].
Blu-ray special edition.
9781681438429, 1681438429


General Note
Title and credits from screen.
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Originally produced as a documentary film in 1973.
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4K restoration by the International Olympic Committee.
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Wide screen.
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Special features: 2021 commentary soundtrack with podcasters Amanda Dobbins, Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan; documentary; Munich '72: the making of Visions of eight (54 min. documentary made in 2021); On location with Visions of eight; trailer; in booklet: 1973 article by George Plimpton, excerpts from David L. Wolper's 2003 memoir, and a new reflection on the film by Sam Lipsyte.
Creation/Production Credits
Supervising film editor, Robert K. Lambert ; original music, Henry Mancini.
"In Munich in 1972, eight renowned filmmakers each brought their singular artistry to the spectacle of the Olympic Games, capturing the joy and pain of competition and the kinetic thrill of bodies in motion for an aesthetically adventurous sports film unlike any other. Made to document the Olympic Summer Games--an event that was ultimately overshadowed by the tragedy of a terrorist attack--Visions of Eight features conributions from Miloš Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouche, Juri Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, and Mai Zetterling, each given carte blanche to create a short film focusing on any aspect of the Games that captured his or her imagination. The resulting films--ranging from the arresting abstraction of Penn's pure cinema study of pole-vaulters to the playful inventiveness of Forman's musical take on the decathlon to Schlesinger's haunting portrait of the single-minded solitude of a marathon runner--are triumphs of personal, poetic vision applied to one of the pinnacles of human achievement"--Container.
Accessibility Note
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details
Blu-ray, region A; wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); LPCM monaural.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wolper, D. L., Margulies, S., Ozerov, I. N., Zetterling, M., Penn, A., Pfleghar, M., Ichikawa, K., Forman, M., Lelouch, C., Schlesinger, J., & Mancini, H. (2021). Visions of eight (Blu-ray special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

David L., Wolper et al.. 2021. Visions of Eight. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

David L., Wolper et al.. Visions of Eight The Criterion Collection, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wolper, David L.,, et al. Visions of Eight Blu-ray special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2021.

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