VISIONS OF EIGHT
Directed by MILOŠ FORMAN, KON ICHIKAWA, CLAUDE LELOUCH, JURI OZEROV, ARTHUR PENN, MICHAEL PFLEGHAR, JOHN SCHLESINGER, MAI ZETTERLING
A more accurate title might have been "Cheap Shots of Eight." These impressions of the 1972 Olympic Games have almost nothing of value to say either about the Munich spectacle or about athletics in general. What the film does do is bring together in one handy package most of the reigning clichés of contemporary film making. As such, it should be must viewing at every film school in the world; elsewhere it may be enjoyably and profitably avoided.
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