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The Resource Chariots of fire, Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Warner Bros. and Ladd Company release ; presented by Allied Stars ; an Enigma production ; original screenplay by Colin Welland ; produced by David Puttnam ; directed by Hugh Hudson, (videorecording)

Chariots of fire, Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Warner Bros. and Ladd Company release ; presented by Allied Stars ; an Enigma production ; original screenplay by Colin Welland ; produced by David Puttnam ; directed by Hugh Hudson, (videorecording)

Label
Chariots of fire
Title
Chariots of fire
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Warner Bros. and Ladd Company release ; presented by Allied Stars ; an Enigma production ; original screenplay by Colin Welland ; produced by David Puttnam ; directed by Hugh Hudson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
Awards note
Winner, 1982 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Film Awards for Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero; Best Supporting Artist: Ian Holm; Best Film: David Puttnam; 1982 Academy Awards for Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero; Best Music, Original Score: Vangelis; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Colin Welland; Best Picture: David Puttnam.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, David Watkin ; camera operator, Dewi Humphreys ; editor, Terry Rawlings ; original music composed, arranged, and performed by Vangelis Papathanassioli ; supervising art director, Roger Hall ; costume designer, Milena Canonero ; athletic consultant, Tom McNab
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C4362 2005 DVD
PerformerNote
Nicholas Farrell (Aubrey Montague), Nigel Havers (Lord Andrew Lindsay), Ian Charleson (Eric Liddell), Ben Cross (Harold Abrahams), Daniel Gerroll (Henry Stallard), Ian Holm (Sam Mussabini), John Gielgud (Master of Trinity), Lindsay Anderson (Master of Caius), Nigel Davenport (Lord Birkenhead), Cheryl Campbell (Jennie Liddell), Alice Krige (Sybil Gordon), Dennis Christopher (Charles Paddock), Brad Davis (Jackson Scholz), Patrick Magee (Lord Cadogan), Peter Egan (Duke of Sutherland), Struan Rodger (Sandy McGrath), David Yelland (Prince of Wales), Yves Beneyton (George Andre)
Runtime
124
Target audience
pre adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
Chariots of fire, Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Warner Bros. and Ladd Company release ; presented by Allied Stars ; an Enigma production ; original screenplay by Colin Welland ; produced by David Puttnam ; directed by Hugh Hudson, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1981
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • Disc 1, the film:
  • Praising famous men -- Abrahams and Montague -- Cambridge backroom law -- Campus society -- College dash -- Scotland's finest wing -- 200-yard event -- Run in God's name -- Running a straight race -- Run them off their feet -- "He Remains an Englishman" -- Bravest victory -- Mussabini's watchful eye -- Smitten with Sybil -- Smitten with Harold -- Olympic trials -- "I run to win." -- Mussabini takes the job -- Training montage -- Felling God's pleasure -- Hurdles obsessive and bubbly -- Archaic masters and a Semite -- Paris-bound -- Crisis of conscience -- Yanks arrive -- Parade of nations -- Lindsay's heat -- Royal pressure; a solution -- Sunday heats -- Forever in pursuit -- Charmed victory; 100 meters -- Winners circle; hats off -- Triumphant-for keeps -- 400 meters; divine pleasure -- Toast of England; Coda -- Cast and end credits
  • (1981) (124 min.); Special features: Commentary by director Hugh Hudson [optional audio feature]
  • Disc 2, Special features:
  • Wings on their heels: The making of "Chariots of Fire"
  • producer, Cory Watson ; New Wave Entertainment
  • (2004) (27 min.)
  • "Chariots of Fire" : A Reunion
  • New Wave Entertainment
  • (2004) (19 min.); Additional scenes (11 min.); Screen tests (9 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Control code
2449957
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9780790789118
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393190828
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
31908
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57450313
  • (OCoLC)57450313
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation widescreen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, 1.85:1, enhanced for 16X9 widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Chariots of fire, Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Warner Bros. and Ladd Company release ; presented by Allied Stars ; an Enigma production ; original screenplay by Colin Welland ; produced by David Puttnam ; directed by Hugh Hudson, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1981
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • Disc 1, the film:
  • Praising famous men -- Abrahams and Montague -- Cambridge backroom law -- Campus society -- College dash -- Scotland's finest wing -- 200-yard event -- Run in God's name -- Running a straight race -- Run them off their feet -- "He Remains an Englishman" -- Bravest victory -- Mussabini's watchful eye -- Smitten with Sybil -- Smitten with Harold -- Olympic trials -- "I run to win." -- Mussabini takes the job -- Training montage -- Felling God's pleasure -- Hurdles obsessive and bubbly -- Archaic masters and a Semite -- Paris-bound -- Crisis of conscience -- Yanks arrive -- Parade of nations -- Lindsay's heat -- Royal pressure; a solution -- Sunday heats -- Forever in pursuit -- Charmed victory; 100 meters -- Winners circle; hats off -- Triumphant-for keeps -- 400 meters; divine pleasure -- Toast of England; Coda -- Cast and end credits
  • (1981) (124 min.); Special features: Commentary by director Hugh Hudson [optional audio feature]
  • Disc 2, Special features:
  • Wings on their heels: The making of "Chariots of Fire"
  • producer, Cory Watson ; New Wave Entertainment
  • (2004) (27 min.)
  • "Chariots of Fire" : A Reunion
  • New Wave Entertainment
  • (2004) (19 min.); Additional scenes (11 min.); Screen tests (9 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Control code
2449957
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9780790789118
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393190828
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
31908
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57450313
  • (OCoLC)57450313
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation widescreen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, 1.85:1, enhanced for 16X9 widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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