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      Visions of Eight

      G 1973 1 hr. 45 min. Documentary List
      54% 13 Reviews Tomatometer 56% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Claude Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and their struggle to remain dignified even in the face of bitter disappointment and defeat; Mai Zetterling's dramatic exploration of the world of weightlifting; and Michael Pfleghar's piece on young Russian gymnast Ludmilla Tourischev's majestic performance on the uneven bars. Read More Read Less

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      john m A fascinating portrait of the human body and all it's able to push itself to do. That being said, this gets pretty redundant after a while. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Eight very accomplished directors, each given access to the individual event of his choice, produce wonderful footage: the men's 100-meter sprint final, the men's pole vault, the strange obsession of weight lifting, the disappointment of losers, etc., all filmed in very different styles. Not for the who-won-what-where fan, but full of compelling images you won't forget. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member All the pain - the joy - the triumph - and especially the struggle to reach the pinnacle in mankind's most exacting competition. Music by Henry Mancini. No longer distributed.Brief view of Bruce Jenner at 1:05:58 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Eric Shorter Daily Telegraph (UK) Visions of Eight is the result of eight moderately eminent directors being invited to comment on the 1972 Olympic Games. Each evidently needed a script. Jun 14, 2022 Full Review Derek Malcolm Guardian Perhaps it wasn't such a good idea after all. I wanted to ask about a dozen questions a minute, but I suppose if they'd been answered it would have been a different kind of film. As it is, you have to take the very rough with the rather too smooth. Jun 14, 2022 Full Review Roger Greenspun New York Times As for so much of the rest, it seems to forget that it is the privilege of the modest art of film to find the meaning of things just in the way they are seen to be. Rated: 2/5 Oct 23, 2007 Full Review Brian Susbielles InSession Film Yuri Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, and Mai Zetterling brought something different to the film that measured each depth of speed, pain, strength, length, and sensation to athletes watched in all of the events. Feb 28, 2023 Full Review Tom Milne Observer (UK) Visions of Eight has gambled on quantity as a safeguard to quality by letting eight directors loose on Munich, each doing his own thing. The idea is sound, fhe result distinctly fragile. Jun 14, 2022 Full Review M.V. Moorhead Less Hat, Moorhead What I liked about all of these films is how little any of them rely on talk; there are interviews or a scrap or two of narration here and there, but on the whole this is visual storytelling. Aug 10, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Claude Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and their struggle to remain dignified even in the face of bitter disappointment and defeat; Mai Zetterling's dramatic exploration of the world of weightlifting; and Michael Pfleghar's piece on young Russian gymnast Ludmilla Tourischev's majestic performance on the uneven bars.
      Director
      Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Yuri Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michel Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 12, 2017
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