In both the conflicts, the strong will of the athletes help them to overcome the obstacles or conflicts that they faced.
The aesthetic appeal was the main characters Lidell played by Ian Charleson and Abrahams played by Ben Cross. Both the actors had execute their role well and make a big impact on the viewers. The screenplay is also realistic and the story line is strong and powerful. This makes it an all-time great classic for viewers.
1. In this review, the critics felt that the movie was much slower than it should have been. But, they still liked the strong concepts and its underlying themes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/chariots_of_fire/
2. The critics in this review rate it as one of the best movies that is ideal for children aged ten and up. They critic it as a good family movie that can lay the foundation for kids to understand priorities and how religion can make them stronger individuals. http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/pre2000/rvu-chfr.html
3. This review by New York Times rates this movie as an old-fashioned one that has an overdose of sentimentality. At the same time, the critics felt that winning can build self-confidence to a considerable extent and this can help the athletes to excel in their chosen line of work. http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9802E2D61138F936A1575AC0A967948260
1. Cut - Cut is the technique that is used to provide a rapid feel to the scene and this is best used by the director when the athletes are running in the competition. This makes it look appear faster and the entire race is not shown.
2. Slow motion -- the winning scenes in the movie for both the athletes was showed in slow motion to add a more dramatic feel.
3. Objective camera angel -- The objective camera angel was used to give the viewers a view of the stadium in Paris where the race was being held. This gave a fair idea of the excitement and tension in the stadium just before the race began. It also showed the reaction and applause of the crowd after the completion of the race.
4. Key Tonality -- High key tonality was used by the director during the speech given by Lidell in Paris church to emphasize his confidence and trust. This threw more light into the personality of Lidell and his unshakeable trust in God.
5. Establishing Shot -- In this movie, a long shot of the stadium is shown and this later zooms into the race. This shot helps viewers to understand the size of the arena during the 1924 Olympics.
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