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Chariots of fire

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"Chariots of Fire" is a 1981 British historical drama 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.

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Google previewThe popular and critical Bible encyclopaedia and Scriptural dictionary (1920)

fully defining and explaining all religious terms, including biographical, geographical, historical, archaeological and doctrinal themes by Samuel Fallows (bp.)

"Chariots of fire, and horses of fire" (2 Kings ii:n) signifies some bright effulgence which, in the eyes of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of British Cinema (2013)

by Alan Burton, Steve Chibnall

CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981). The film is based on historical events, recounting the story of several British track team members preparing for and competing in the Olympic Games held in Paris in 1924. In particular, it centers on the two sprinters ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Modern Olympic Movement (1996)

by John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle

Although some critics bemoaned Chariots of Fire — Pauline Kael in the New Yorker thought the slow- motion running sequences artificial and staged — Roger Ebert considered Chariots a great film because it went beyond the story line to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Film (2011)

by Eric Michael Mazur

Chariots of Fire (1981) focuses on the endeavors and personal struggles of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, two runners. Liddell was an intensely committed Christian and later a missionary who faced a choice between worldly triumph and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (2015)

by John Grasso, Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans

CHARIOTS OF FIRE. This 1981 movie is perhaps the best-known cinematic depiction of the Olympic Games. Based on actual events, the story follows two British athletes, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Films (2010)

by K Edgington, Thomas Erskine, James M. Welsh

CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981) D|RECTOR: Hugh Hudson. SCREENPLAY: Colin Welland. PRODUCER: David Puttnam. ClNEMATOCRAPHY: David Watkin. EDlTINGI Terry RawIings. MUS|C: Vangelis Papathanassiou. ART D|RECT|ON: ...

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