Chariots of Fire (1981) tells the story of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Based on a true story, CHARIOTS OF FIRE was the winner of four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, in addition to receiving nominations for three more.
Directed By: Hugh Hudson
Original Screenplay: Colin Welland
Executive Producer: Jake Eberts
Music Composed By: Vangelis
Eric Liddell is a devout Christian who believes that his athletic abilities are a gift from God, and that using that gift to its fullest extent – to win the gold medal – will be his way of repaying that gift.
Harold Abrahams is an English Jew, a student at Cambridge, who dreams of fame and of proving to his anti-Semitic fellow students, and to the world, that Jews are in no respect inferior.
Their motives are noble. Their commitment is total. Their integrity is unquestionable. They will both make personal sacrifices to achieve their goals. In the process, through all the obstacles and personal issues they conquer, they prove that striving for victory in their own terms is, perhaps, its own reward.
As Official Timekeeper for London 2012, OMEGA will once again bear witness to Olympic glory. It has also been 50 years since the Rolling Stones became a band and 31 years since “Start Me Up” first entered the charts! To mark these occasions, OMEGA has released an extended Olympic Games-themed television commercial.
Commercial Produced By: Omega Watches
Music Producer: Don Was (Rolling Stones “Start Me Up”)
The footage features the Rolling Stones’ classic hit “Start Me Up”, remixed especially for the commercial by producer Don Was. The on-screen footage features Chinese diver Qiu Bo, U.S. swimmer Natalie Coughlin, British heptathlete Jessica Ennis, U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay, South African swimmer Chad Le Clos and U.S. pole vaulter Jenn Suhr — all Olympic hopefuls and OMEGA brand ambassadors. The focus is on the athletes’ routines and concentration in the pivotal minutes and seconds before competition, a moment in time for each athlete that can set the tone for a potentially life-changing performance.
Article on filming the commercial: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/67689dce-a9aa-11e1-a6a7-00144feabdc0.html#axzz33Djy4HkO
“Winter in Fenway (Sonnet 97)” is a Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film For The Boston Red Sox By DGA Productions.
Sonnet 97 by William Shakespeare
The Sun Rising by John Donne
How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December’s bareness everywhere!
And yet this time remov’d was summer’s time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,
Like widow’d wombs after their lords’ decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem’d to me
But hope of orphans and unfather’d fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or if they sing, ’tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter’s near.
Filmed and Edited by: Michael Andrus
Production Company: DGA Productions
Filmed by: Jan Maliszewski, Jeremy Bond & Aaron Frutman
Voice Over by: Tom O’Bedlam
Music – Ba Ba by Sigur Ros
“Footage shot for ESPN spring training tease.”
Article in Boston.com: http://www.boston.com/sports/blogs/obnoxiousbostonfan/2014/03/shakespeare_snow_and_fenway_park_red_sox.html