I hope that you are enjoying our “Olympic” filled movie reviews! Today’s post is on Chariots of Fire. This movie tells use the stories of runners Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, who are from Great Britain, about their experiences during the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. It follows their training, the British qualifying heats that lead up to the picking of the Olympic team, and the turmoil that slowly rises between the two runners. When it’s time to head to Paris for the games, Liddell was boarding a when he discovered that the qualifying heats for his event, the 100M dash, were scheduled for a Sunday. A devout Christian, he refused to run and was at the last minute switched to the 400M dash, thanks to a fellow teammate.
didn’t see a point for this at all – though the faces that they made were pretty hysterical. Being a track athlete (high school – I sucked) I loved seeing how tracks looked back then in the 20s. Dirt and grass and they had to shovel out the places where their toes went for the start of the race. Man, that must have sucked. Another thing about the 20s, I LOVED THE DRESSES and I would absolutely love to know where I can get one nowadays. They are fabulous.
I’m giving this movie a “hated it.” It was too much to pay attention to, let alone watch. Not recommended.
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