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A fascinating piece of filmmaking that challenges the form in new ways as it recalls themes its director has been interested in his entire career.

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#282 August 9, 2016

Matt writes: With the Olympic games currently thrilling the world in Rio de Janeiro, let's take a look back at one of the most celebrated films ever made about Olympic athletes, Hugh Hudson's "Chariots of Fire." Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Hudson's drama about two British track stars won the 1981 Academy Award for Best Picture, beating out Steven Spielberg's classic, "Raiders of the Lost Ark." It also earned Oscars for Colin Welland's original screenplay, Milena Canonero's costume design and the now-iconic score by Vangelis.

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