Visions of 8 - The Olympics of Motion Picture Achievement
Visions of 8 - The Olympics of Motion Picture Achievement (1973)

This documentary of the 1972 Summer Olympics, held in Munich, is remarkable for bringing eight of the world's most notable film directors to work on it. They are: Milos Forman, Yuri Ozerov, Mai Zetterling, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar,… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: August 22, 2011
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Roger Greenspun
New York Times

As for so much of the rest, it seems to forget that it is the privilege of the modest art of film to find the meaning of things just in the way they are seen to be.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What nobody could have anticipated, perhaps, is how similar many of those visions would be.

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Time Out

The 1972 Munich Olympics as seen by eight directors; eight sequences devoted entirely to sport, with only passing reference to the intrusion of politics. About half of them work.

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Stuart Galbraith
DVDTalk.com

Visions of Eight is an excellent record of the 1972 Munich Olympics, a collage imaginatively recording the event from varied perspectives, each with a different focus.

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Variety Staff
Variety

The problem is that many of the sketches sometimes forget the idea of sport and competition itself, to indulge in ideas.

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