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Munich 1972 Official Film | Visions of Eight

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Mexico 1968 Official Film | The Olympics in Mexico

The high altitude of Mexico City, allied to the political and social upheavals of the time in Mexico itself, meant that the Summer Olympics of 1968 were the most controversial of modern times. But Alberto Isaac recorded so many events with a rare command of sound and image that his film received an Academy Award nomination for best documentary. Among the highlights are Bob Beamon's prodigious leap in the long jump, Debbie Meyer's triumphs in the swimming pool, and Dick Fosbury's revolutionary “flop” technique in the high jump. There is superb coverage of the water polo, as well as of...