Episode 119: Film Buff Fran on “Chariots of Fire”
Movie Club is now in session! We welcome our newest contributor Fran Johnson (aka Film Buff Fran) to lead us in a discussion of “Chariots of Fire,” the Academy Award- and BAFTA-winning story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, British runners who competed at the Paris 1924 Olympics.
As mentioned in the show, there was a documentary produced in the run up to London 2012 that traced the real Chariots of Fire.
Also, Listener Don and his wife Liz are watching, eating and blogging their way through the Criterion collection of official Olympic films. They’re taking on Paris 1924 soon–and Don says you can see some of the “Chariots of Fire” characters in the film! Be sure to check it out at Sprockets of Fire.
In our Tokyo 2020 update, the Organizing Committee has released the 20 commissioned art posters for the Olympics (12) and Paralympics (8). If you can tell us the significance of the scary cat person, please contact us!
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