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Chariots of fire

Hugh Hudson (director), Colin Welland (author of screenplay), Vangelis (composer)
Twee Britse atleten bereiden zich voor op de Olympische Spelen van 1924
Rating
All agesAll ages
Title
Chariots of fire
Director
Hugh Hudson
Author of screenplay
Colin Welland
Composer
Vangelis 1943-
Actor
Ben Cross Ian Charleson
Language
English
Publisher
Place of publishing unknown: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2001 | Other editions
1 dvd-video
Recording date
1981
Playing time
ca. 118 min.
Note
Taalkeuze: Engels, Frans, Italiaans Ondertiteling: Nederlands, Engels, Italiaans, Frans, Grieks
EAN
8712626007340

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 50 times in Flemish libraries

Reviews

Chariots of fire was in 1981 de debuutfilm van High Hudson met in de hoofdrollen Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers en Alice Krige. De film vertelt het waar gebeurde verhaal van twee jonge Britse sporters die zich voorbereiden op de Olympische Spelen van 1924 in Parijs. De Speelfilmencyclopedie schrijft: 'Een uiterst emotionele beschouwing over het leven van twee Britse atleten (...). De film spitst zich vooral toe op de sociale achtergronden van de jonge sporters in een tijd waarin fascisme sterk de kop opsteekt. Schitterend beeld van twee jongens die via sport hun stem laten horen. (...)' De film kreeg vier Oscars, waaronder Beste film en Beste muziek (van Vangelis).

About Hugh Hudson

Hugh Hudson (born 25 August 1936) is an English film director. He was among a generation of British directors who would begin their career making documentaries and television commercials before going on to have success in films. Hudson directed the 1981 Academy Award and BAFTA Award Best Picture Chariots of Fire, a film ranked 19th in the British Film Institute's list of Top 100 British films.

Early life

Hugh Hudson was born at 27 Welbeck Street, London, the son and only child of Michael Donaldson-Hudson and his second wife Jacynth Mary Ellerton, from Cheswardine in rural north east Shropshire. Michael's father was Ralph Charles Donaldson-Hudson, and his great-grandfather was Charles Donaldson-Hudson, a one-time member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. His paternal ancestors came from Scotland and Cumberland. He was sent to boarding school in 1942 at the age of six, and…Read more on Wikipedia