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  • #16
    Re: T&F movies

    There's no where you can buy Fists of Freedom, correct?

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    • #17
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      LOL

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      • #18
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        Novian: Don't wish for a "drama" about ANY major athletic event. It's FAR FAR better to watch documentary footage of the actual event. That's the real thing, after all, not some maudlin, tarted-up, simple-minded Hollywood bastardization. All too often, these Hollywood versions simply taint our memory of the real thing. (For example: Billy Mills' achievement is NOT equivalent to "Running Brave.")

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        • #19
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          >There's no where you can buy Fists of Freedom, correct?
          I found it on television a few years ago and got a copy with the VCR. Before my original post, I looked at amazon.com and didn't find it. You might try some searches on the Internet.

          My poster of Carlos and Smith on the victory stand adorns the wall of my home office!

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          • #20
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            <All too often, these Hollywood versions simply taint our memory of the real thing.>

            How right you are! Of the Olympic documentaries I've seen, the one that stands out for me was Rome with Mexico City the close second.
            "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
            by Thomas Henry Huxley

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            • #21
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              Has anyone here seen the Bruce Dern film about the Dipsea race, "On The Edge"? It is described at http://www.runningmovies.com/o.htm#On%20the%20Edge.

              I've always liked Bruce Dern and am intrigued by this one.

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              • #22
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                Satch wrote:

                >the CAMPUS FLIRT sounds gnarly, but since its 1926 Flirtisha probably doesn't
                >shed her bloomers . stars STELLA WALSH for you CRYING GAME fans!
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                Something's not right here. Walsh's first appearance at U.S. nationals was in 1928, when she was still a teenager. She was 15 at the most in 1926.

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                • #23
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                  No Stella listed in the credits, but note that Charley Paddock plays himself

                  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016705/fullcredits

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                  • #24
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                    "Has anyone here seen the Bruce Dern film about the Dipsea race, "On The Edge"?"

                    I saw it when it first came out. It is not a bad movie as Bruce Dern is a real runner, though the ending was dumb with everyone holding hands crossing the finishing line. Sort of like Shorter and Bachelor, but on a massive scale. Also there is a very fit Garry Bjorklund, who is in on the hand-holding. Oh, well.

                    By the way, how come GH hasn't mentioned Valerie Perrine in this discussion? Of course, she wasn't an athlete but she was in that awful Village People movie with Bruce Jenner, which the TandFnews folk seemed to be enthralled with.

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                    • #25
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                      methinks satch was making a joke about Stella being in this flick ?

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                      • #26
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                        >>By the way, how come GH hasn't mentioned Valerie
                        >Perrine in this discussion? >>

                        I see you remember this thread

                        http://trackandfieldnews.com/tfn/discus ... sage=27747

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