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Uniform Title Tōkyō Orinpikku (Motion picture)
Title Tokyo Olympiad [videorecording] / Toho Company, Inc. ; Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVIII Olympiad ; directed by Kon Ichikawa ; written by Natto Wada, Yoshio Shirasaka, Shuntaro Tanikawa, Kon Ichikawa.

Imprint [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    796.48 TOK    Available
Edition Widescreen ed.
Description 1 videodiscs (170 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 155
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 155.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.
Credits Camera, Shigeo Hayashida ... [et al.] ; music, Toshiro Mayazumi.
Summary An epic study of athletes struggling to excel against their own bodies and against each other. Kon Ichikawa used 164 cameramen and over 100 cameras to show the humanity of the competitors-- the tears of the Japanese women volleyball champions, the bellow of the hammer throwers, the pain of the collapsed marathon runner and the solitude of the loser, finishing his lap, picking up his sweats and leaving the field.
System Details DVD, Dolby digital mono.
Language In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Subject Olympic Games (18th : 1964 : Tokyo, Japan)
Genre/Form Documentary films
Documentaries and factual films and video.
Sports event coverage and commentary.
Added Author Ichikawa, Kon, 1915-2008 Screenwriter. Director.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
Note Container title: Kon Ichikawa's Tokyo olympiad
ISBN 0780025067 : $39.95
Standard No. 037429166420
Music No. TOK060 Criterion Collection

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