‘Tokyo Olympiad’ Offers an Epic Spectacle

Kon Ichikawa’s Tokyo Olympiad (1965) is an epic spectacle of the 1964 Olympic games that celebrates the coming together of humanity within this sporting event in peace. Ichikawa structures this spectacle from the running of the torch to the closing ceremonies. The documentary celebrates the individual within the collective without focusing on the person. His… Read More ‘Tokyo Olympiad’ Offers an Epic Spectacle