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Watch: Trailer For 2012 Olympic Short Films From Mike Leigh, Lynne Ramsay & Asif Kapadia

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 18, 2012 8:18 AM
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We're slightly over a month from the kick-off of the 2012 Olympics, and here in London, you can certainly tell: the locals are battening down the hatches, the facilities are desperately getting their last of lick of paint, and it's already virtually impossible to leave the house without some kind of reminder of the bonanza of track and field events that'll be taking place from July 27th. But what does the event hold for those who could give a shit about sport? For all the talk of a Cultural Olympiad to take place alongside the games, it mostly seems to involve international poetry slams and Scissor Sisters concerts by the Thames, and we'd rather go see the equestrian events than see either of those.

Watch: Full Trailer For Formula 1 Documentary 'Senna'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 1, 2011 9:17 AM
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There's certainly something in the water about motorsports at the moment. "Cars 2" sits atop the box office, while Michael Mann, Ron Howard and Jeremy Renner are all working on dramas set around car racing to one degree on another. And in the U.K., Formula 1 documentary "Senna" has become a genuine phenomenon, becoming the third largest-grossing documentary in history, behind only "March of the Penguins" and "Fahrenheit 9/11," after only four weeks in release, aided by the marketing muscle of Universal and Working Title.

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