• Short Summary

    A Japanese director is one of a bevy of international film makers who will this year contribute to the feature film on the Munich Olympics.

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    A Japanese director is one of a bevy of international film makers who will this year contribute to the feature film on the Munich Olympics.

    He is Kon Ichikawa who has been allotted ten minutes of screen time to cover the final of the Man's One Hundred metres sprint, run at Munich on Friday (1 Sept.). Ichikawa directed the entire film of the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.

    Ichikawa's task is described on this film by British Broadcasting Corporation reporter, Ronald Allison. A transcript appear below, and an alternative commentary appears overleaf.

    SYNOPSIS: Munich 1972 - the Olympics already being watched by record audiences through television, is also being recorded on film for the issue later of and Olympic feature.

    Japanese director Kon Ichikawa is one of ten directors each of whom has been asked to provide a ten minute sequence for the film... concentrating on one particular aspect of the Games. Ichikawa has chosen the one hundred metres sprint for men, a race that lasts ten seconds. He'll stretch the event to ten minutes with the use of thirty-five separate cameras, some filming slow motion, some with short lenses, others with long. Ichikawa is no stranger to this business. He directed the highly-praised feature on the Tokyo Olympics, and his choice as one of the ten directors for this film is a tribute to his skill. The heats of the one hundred metres provided Ichikawa and his crew with their final rehearsals... the following day was the real thing.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7U5ET046SZEFYDY5Y1KXOY8Z6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7U5ET046SZEFYDY5Y1KXOY8Z6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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