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the greatest show on earth(16 posts)

the greatest show on earthdysel
Oct 9, 2001 3:36 AM
Im looking for a good film on cycling. has any one seen Giro d'Italia 1974, the greatest show on earth? is it good? any other suggestions.
I like when they shoot the guy out of the cannon... nmjagiger
Oct 9, 2001 6:37 AM
I like when they shoot the guy out of the cannon... nmdysel
Oct 9, 2001 7:18 AM
i know, its sooo sad when bozo the clown dies. but that's in Circo Orfei giro d'italia 1974.
"A Sunday In Hell". #1 by far. nmMB1
Oct 9, 2001 7:30 AM
"A Sunday In Hell". #1 by far. nmdysel
Oct 9, 2001 7:40 AM
what is it? can't find it in amazon. where did you see this? you serious this time? i really need to find a film on road cycling. preferably not too recent.
'76 Paris-Roubaix trust me here , Miss M was fascinated/amazed.MB1
Oct 9, 2001 7:46 AM
http://www.worldcycling.com/merchant.mv?Screen=SRCH&ti=Paris-Roubaix&link=1&Search=c:Videos+r:PAR

Over 90 minutes of spine-tingling suspense that leave the viewer limp from vicarious excitement. "Merckx, De Vlaeminck, Martens and Moser - a gallery of great names clash in battle over the pavé. We are mesmerized by Leth's perceptive vision of what a spring classic means. A true masterpiece of cycling cinematography. This is a must video for every cycling fan's collection." Winning. Directed by Jorgen Leth. 95 min.
I think I'll watch it again tonight! nmMB1
Oct 9, 2001 7:47 AM
near top of list: "Stars and Watercarriers". nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 9, 2001 7:49 AM
Liked it but very disjointed narrative. nmMB1
Oct 9, 2001 7:50 AM
i think it adds character. "beautiful...waste of energy." nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 9, 2001 10:48 AM
but those annoying gregorian chatsnm
Oct 9, 2001 11:14 AM
nm
Took me a long time to hear "Paris-Roubaix" in those chants nmMB1
Oct 9, 2001 11:39 AM
cycling cinemadysel
Oct 9, 2001 11:08 AM
mb1 thank you for the link. amusingly, the greatest show on earth is listed just above your sunday in hell in worldcycling.com. this is the description

Made more than 20 years ago, this brilliant documentary film shows the majestic beauty that is the Giro d'Italia. It's said that Eddy Merckx's Molteni boss wept like a child in the arms of his beaming star, who later on in the year went on to win cycling's magical triple crown when he won the Tour de France and the World Championships. Experience the riders' anguish and joy; the organizers' difficulties; and the adoring tifosi's passion. With stunning cinematography, this epic film goes inside the Giro's heart and soul, from its opening sequence of the Pope blessing the riders through to the majestic power of Merckx. Be amazed by his awesome battle with Gimondi to win his fifth Giro by a mere 12 seconds to equal the record held by Alfredo Binda and Fausto Coppi. This cinematic masterpiece might be the greatest ever made on bicycle racing. 75 minutes.

i'm still very curious...

anyone in uk knows a place to get cycling videos???
cycling cinemametty108
Oct 9, 2001 2:36 PM
You can usually order a selction of videos
from Cycling weekly. This weeks (sept 29th issue)
has a Tour de france double box set for £17.99.
Paul
you are all wrong...raboboy
Oct 9, 2001 12:17 PM
American Flyers with Kevin Costner is the best cycling film ever made! hah ;-)
Eddy Merckx was in it (for a second or so). Try this linkMB1
Oct 9, 2001 12:28 PM
http://www.massbike.org/info/movies.htm