Coverart for item
The Resource Chariots of fire, Warner Bros. Pictures ; 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, (DVD)

Chariots of fire, Warner Bros. Pictures ; 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, (DVD)

Label
Chariots of fire
Title
Chariots of fire
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; 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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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: Milena Canonero; Best Music, Original Score: Vangelis; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Colin Welland; Best Picture: David Puttnam. Winner of four 1981 Academy Awards.
Cataloging source
CSA
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Chariots of fire (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, David Watkin ; camera operator, Dewi Humphreys ; editor, Terry Rawlings ; original music composed, arranged, and performed by Vangelis Papathanassioli ; supervising art director, Roger Hall ; costume designer, Milena Canonero ; athletic consultant, Tom McNab
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rated: PG
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; 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
  • 1941-
  • 1949-
  • 1931-
  • 1904-2000
  • 1923-1994
  • 1954-
  • 1949-1991
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hudson, Hugh
  • Puttnam, David
  • Welland, Colin
  • 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
  • Beneyton, Yves
  • Enigma (Firm)
  • Allied Stars (Firm)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Ladd Company
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abrahams, Harold Maurice
  • Liddell, Eric
  • Olympic Games
  • Track and field athletes
  • Cross-country running
  • Christian life
  • Jewish athletes
  • England
  • Great Britain
Technique
live action
Label
Chariots of fire, Warner Bros. Pictures ; 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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1981
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn809795617
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard version.
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Isbn
9780790789118
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929157860
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
31908
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)809795617
System details
DVD; region 1; Aspect ratio 1.33:1; Dolby Digital surround stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Chariots of fire, Warner Bros. Pictures ; 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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1981
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn809795617
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard version.
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Isbn
9780790789118
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929157860
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
31908
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)809795617
System details
DVD; region 1; Aspect ratio 1.33:1; Dolby Digital surround stereo
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Ewing BranchBorrow it
      61 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ, 08628, US
      40.267841 -74.80462
    • Hopewell BranchBorrow it
      245 Pennington Titusville Road, Pennington, NJ, 08534, US
      40.3271056 -74.8011122
    • Lawrence BranchBorrow it
      2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648, US
      40.265937 -74.718554
Processing Feedback ...