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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Olympic Movies!

Olympia: A Leni Riefenstahl Film DVD 796.48 OLY
Documents the 1936 Summer Olympics, held in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. It was the first ever documentary feature film of the Olympic Games and used advanced motion picture techniques, which later became industry standards.Warning: Controversial due to political context.

The First Olympics: Athens 1896  DVDP 5138
A look at the creation of the American team for the Olympics in 1896, and of their journey to get to Athens, where the games were being held. Rating: Not Rated

Miracle DVDP 6119 and DVDP 8665
Tells the true story of player-turned-coach Herb Brooks, who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet team. Rating PG
Chariots of Fire DVDP 7186
Two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society.
Rating PG

Cool Runnings DVDP 1392
Based on the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team trying to make it to the winter Olympics. Rating PG

Backwards DVDP 9381
Based on the true story of a female rower who fails to make the Olympics for the second time and decides to take a coaching job at a school. Rating PG

Munich DVDB 0399
It's the 1972 Olympics and PLO terrorists have just kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.  After several terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government recruits Avner a team to hunt down those responsible and eliminate them. Rated R

Downhill Racer DVDP 1388
A talented but self-involved downhill skier claims victory at the expense of emotional and family attachments. Rating PG

Jim Thorpe, All-American DVDP 3859
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality. Rating: Not Rated

Prefontaine DVDP 8333

The film features the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track." Rating PG-13

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