Directed by Kon Ichikawa
I am starting to regret the picture I chose because it looks like an ad for tampons. Oh well, we will go with it; I am tired. This is actually a relevant movie to watch (which rarely happens on this blog since I go chronologically) because the Olympics are starting in week. I have absolutely no interest in sports but I am terrified that something horrible is going to happen there. This is when most people say send your prayers, but I am atheist so...I don't know; send something else. Again, I am tired.
Previously on The List, we had to watch the 1936 Olympics. I was pleasantly surprised with that film, since I expected to be really bored and was actually mildly entertained. Of course, with that movie, every once awhile Hitler would be shown cheering in the audience so you kind of had to stay on your toes. This time, however, was the opposite. While I expected excitement, I was terribly bored.
It is pretty much a straight record of the Olympics. There is nothing really extra here so if you like sports, you will enjoy the film; if you don't, you will not. Honestly, though even if you love sports, some of the events are beyond ridiculous. The speed walking? You all realize people can see you guys right?
Anyway, at least all this Olympic watching will help my Trivial Pursuit game.
Reedited after the Japanese government was displeased with Ichikawa's artistic takes on events.