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The Resource Chariots of fire, 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

Chariots of fire, 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

Label
Chariots of fire
Title
Chariots of fire
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • 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, Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay; Milena Canonero; Best Music, Original Score: Vangelis; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Colin Welland; Best Picture: David Puttnam.
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, David Watkin ; camera operator, Dewi Humphreys ; editor, Terry Rawlings ; original music composed, arranged, and performed by Vangelis Papathanassiou ; 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
English or dubbed French dialogue; optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
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)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1931-
  • 1904-2000
  • 1923-1994
  • 1954-
  • 1949-1991
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hudson, Hugh
  • Farrell, Nicholas
  • Havers, Nigel
  • Charleson, Ian
  • Cross, Ben
  • Gerroll, Daniel
  • Holm, Ian
  • Gielgud, John
  • Anderson, Lindsay
  • Davenport, Nigel
  • Campbell, Cheryl
  • Krige, Alice
  • Christopher, Dennis
  • Davis, Brad
  • Magee, Patrick
  • Egan, Peter
  • Rodger, Struan
  • Yelland, David
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abrahams, Harold Maurice
  • Liddell, Eric
  • Olympic Games
  • Track and field athletes
  • Cross-country running
  • Christian life
  • Jewish athletes
  • Olympic athletes
  • England
  • Great Britain
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Chariots of fire, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1981
  • Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features (disc 1): commentary by director Hugh Hudson
  • Special features (disc 2): "Wings on their heels: the making of Chariots of fire" documentary; "Chariots of fire: a reunion" documentary; additional scenes (including an alternate "Cricket in the ballroom" sequence from the movie's European version); screen tests; theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9780790789118
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393190828
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
31908
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57450313
  • 2933691
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital mono (French); dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Chariots of fire, 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
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1981
  • Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features (disc 1): commentary by director Hugh Hudson
  • Special features (disc 2): "Wings on their heels: the making of Chariots of fire" documentary; "Chariots of fire: a reunion" documentary; additional scenes (including an alternate "Cricket in the ballroom" sequence from the movie's European version); screen tests; theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9780790789118
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393190828
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
31908
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57450313
  • 2933691
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital mono (French); dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD

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