• 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

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    GV VIENNA AIRPORT BUILDING.
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    SV FILM COMPANY STAFF UNVEILING NAME ON BUILDING.
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    3.
    GV AIRCRAFT ON TARMAC.
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    4.
    SV AIRCRAFT STEPS.
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    5.
    LV AIRPORT CONTROL TOWER TILT DOWN TO FILMING UNIT.
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    6.
    CU DIRECTOR'S CHAIR TILT UP TO MR WINNER.
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    GV CROWD OF EXTRAS ON BALCONY.
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    SV FILM TECHNICIAN ON RADIO AND CAMERA CREW.
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    LV CAMERA POSITION ON BALCONY.
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    10.
    CU FLOOD LIGHTS SWITCHED ON.
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    11.
    CU MR. WINNER LOOKS THROUGH CAMERA.
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    CU CLAPPER BOARD.
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    13.
    GV CROWD WAVES FLAGS AND CHEER.
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    14.
    GV & SV UNIT FILMING AZNAVOUR RUNNING THROUGH WOODS (3 SHOTS).
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    15.
    GV ROME STREET SCENE.
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    16.
    GV ACTORS IN RUNNING SUITS AND FILM CREW.
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    17.
    SV CAMERA VEHICLE.
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    18.
    SV MICHAEL CRAWFORD TALKING TO TECHNICAL ADVISOR.
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    19.
    CU CLAPPER BOARD ON CAMERA STAND.
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    20.
    SV CAMERA CARS DOING TRACKING SHOTS.
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    GTV CRAWFORD RUNNING BEHIND CAMERA CARS.
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    GV CAMERA POSITIONS ON ROAD SIDE PAN TO RUNNERS PASSED.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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