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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.
There was a buzz circulating among students at the University of Colorado at Boulder during the Conference on World Affairs last week about "Silent Hill," the new horror film by director Christophe Gans ("Brotherhood of the Wolf," "Crying Freeman") with a screenplay by Roger Avary ("Pulp Fiction," "Killing Zoe"). Their hope is that it just might turn out to be one of the first good movies based on a video game. However it's received, I do like the director's taste in horror movies.