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Tokyo Olympiad (Criterion Collection) back to product details

The Art of Sport
written by PatMac November 30, 2004 - 4:48 PM PST
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Totally unique. This film is a beautiful meditation on the human body. It reminds me a bit of Werner Herzog's documentaries...the attention to detail, the pacing, the sparse narration. A great look back at sports before our hyper-commercialization took over and made each athlete a product.

Best Sports Documentary Ever!
written by AddisonDewitt January 20, 2004 - 9:54 AM PST
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
This film is potentially the best sports documentary ever. The Criterion DVD restores the film to its proper length (nearly 3 hours) and explains the criticisms very well of this great film project. DVD is the right medium to see this film on because parts of this film are meant to be seen just for their own story. It celebrates the athlete and not the triumph of the sport. Recommend viewing of the Women's 800, Women's Hurdles, The Hammer Throw, the Shotput, the 100 meter dash, and the shooting. Great cinematography how sport is played and the emotions behind it minus who wins or loses.


(Average 7.42)
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