• Short Summary

    1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Lovely colour film footage of the opening ceremony

  • Description

    Wide angle of Japan team marching into stadium, and close up as they march past camera. Nice close up of Australia team marching past camera. Balloons being released by crowd, and colourful balloons in sky. Pan down from balloons in the air to stadium, and close up spectators looking up at balloons. Nice close up of Yoshinori Sakai running past the camera carrying the Olympic torch, and running up the steps to the Olympic flame, and lighting the flame. Olympic flame burning, and pigeons being released into the air from cages. Nice shot of Olympic rings being drawn in the sky by the smoke of aeroplanes, and very nice pan across the rings when they're completed. Close ups spectators looking at the rings.
    Wide shot of exterior of Tokyo's Yoyogi National Gymnasium, where the gymnastics and swimming events were held, and tighter shot showing Olympic flags flying outside. Close up of spectators going into the entrance of the gymnasium.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    No Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    10:03:36 / 10:07:16

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