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Chariots of Fire Back in Cinemas Today
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
Chariots of Fire, the original 1981 film, but digitally remastered, is back in cinemas as of today.

Hooray! I have only seen this film once before, when it was originally released over 30 years ago, and I can't wait to revisit it on the big screen again now!

Photo credit: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a377610/chariots-of-fire-to-return-to-cinemas-to-coincide-with-olympics.html

Cut and pasted from Wikipedia:

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.

Photo credit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/9291892/Director-Hugh-Hudson-and-his-wife-Maryam-dAbo-speak-of-their-new-film-inspired-by-the-illness-that-nearly-killed-her.html

The film was written by Colin Welland and directed by Hugh Hudson. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture. It is ranked 19th in the British Film Institute's list of Top 100 British films.

The film's title was inspired by the line, "Bring me my chariot of fire," from the William Blake poem adapted into the popular British hymn "Jerusalem"; the hymn is heard at the end of the film.

The Telegraph's film review can be found here:
Chariots of Fire, starring Ian Charleson and Ben Cross, is an Olympic flame that’s still burning brightly, writes Robbie Collin. 5 stars.

You can buy the DVD on Amazon here:

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I love this film!

I've always loved this film.

I love the story it tells and the characters involved. I have great respect for the real people behind the story and what they went through, not just in the context of this film, but in their lives after the 1924 Olympics.

I went to see this at the cinema on Sunday and as it always does it reduced me to a "blubbering mess" (which is the term a certain person, who is appearing in the play at the moment, uses to describe my emotional reactions to things). Personally I wouldn't have it any other way, and it was brilliant to see the film on the big screen for the first time.

I love the film too - for the reasons you say - the story and the characters.

But I have only seen it once - at the cinema when it came out originally. I can't wait to see it on the big screen again with fresh eyes.

And I really must get onto this as a priority too!

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