• Short Summary

    DIRECTOR MICHAEL WINNER'S LATEST FILM, "THE GAMES," HAS MOVED INTO ITS PRODUCTION IN ITALY AND AUSTRIA WITH ALMOST A YEAR'S WORK BEHIND IT SO FAR.

    "THE GAMES" IS A WINNER-LESTER LINSK PRODUCTION FOR 20TH CENTURY FOX AND IT HAS BEEN CONCEIVED ON A VAST SCALE.

  • Description

    DIRECTOR MICHAEL WINNER'S LATEST FILM, "THE GAMES," HAS MOVED INTO ITS PRODUCTION IN ITALY AND AUSTRIA WITH ALMOST A YEAR'S WORK BEHIND IT SO FAR.

    "THE GAMES" IS A WINNER-LESTER LINSK PRODUCTION FOR 20TH CENTURY FOX AND IT HAS BEEN CONCEIVED ON A VAST SCALE. IT RECREATES THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN ORDER TO TELL THE PERSONAL AND EMOTIONAL STORIES OF SOME OF THE MEN WHO ENTER THE ONE RACE WHICH HAS PRODUCED MORE DRAMA THAN ANY OTHER OLYMPIC EVENT -- THE MARATHON.

    WINNER HAS RECRUITED FORMER BRITISH OLYMPIAN GORDON PIRIE AS HIS TECHNICAL ADVISER. THE CAST INCLUDES STANLEY BAKER, MICHAEL CRAWFORD, RYAN O'NEAL, JEREMY KEMP, AND THE FRENCH SINGER-COMPOSER CHARLES AZNAVOUR. AZNAVOUR PLAYS A VETERAN CZECHOSLOVAKIAN ATHLETE AND THE SCENES SUPPOSEDLY CZECH HAVE BEEN FILMED IN VIENNA. IN FACT, VIENNA'S AIRPORT BECAME PRAGUE AIRPORT FOR ONE SEQUENCE.

    AMERICAN NEGRO OLYMPIAN RAFER JOHNSON FEATURES IN "THE GAMES" AS HIMSELF. OTHER SEQUENCES FOR THE FILM WILL BE SHOT IN ENGLAND, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA AND THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE IN MEXICO CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC777F11S74LKNUMAZIY4WF6O4
    Media URN:
    VLVAC777F11S74LKNUMAZIY4WF6O4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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