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His coach Sam Mussabini is overcome that the years of dedication and training have paid off with an Olympic gold medal. Now Abrahams can get on with his life and reunite with his girlfriend Sybil, whom he had neglected for the sake of running.
Before Liddell's race, the American coach remarks dismissively to his runners that Liddell has little chance of doing well in his now, far longer, metre race.
Liddell defeats the American favourites and wins the gold medal. The British team returns home triumphant. As the film ends, onscreen text explains that Abrahams married Sybil and became the elder statesman of British athletics.
Liddell went on to missionary work in China. All of Scotland mourned his death in in Japanese-occupied China. Abrahams and Stallard were in fact students there and competed in the Olympics.
Montague also competed in the Olympics as depicted, but he attended Oxford, not Cambridge. The character of Lindsay was based partially on Lord Burghley , a significant figure in the history of British athletics.
Although Burghley did attend Cambridge, he was not a contemporary of Harold Abrahams, as Abrahams was an undergraduate from to and Burghley was at Cambridge from to One scene in the film depicts the Burghley-based "Lindsay" as practising hurdles on his estate with full champagne glasses placed on each hurdle — this was something the wealthy Burghley did, although he used matchboxes instead of champagne glasses.
Another scene in the film recreates the Great Court Run , in which the runners attempt to run around the perimeter of the Great Court at Trinity College, Cambridge in the time it takes the clock to strike 12 at midday.
The film shows Abrahams performing the feat for the first time in history. In fact, Abrahams never attempted this race, and at the time of filming the only person on record known to have succeeded was Lord Burghley , in In Chariots of Fire , Lindsay, who is based on Lord Burghley, runs the Great Court Run with Abrahams in order to spur him on, and crosses the finish line just a moment too late.
In the film, Eric Liddell is tripped up by a Frenchman in the metre event of a Scotland—France international athletic meeting.
He recovers, makes up a metre deficit, and wins. This was based on fact; the actual race was the yards at a Triangular Contest meet between Scotland, England, and Ireland at Stoke-on-Trent in England in July His achievement was remarkable as he had already won the and yard events that day.
The film, however, suggests that Abrahams himself sought Mussabini's assistance. Abrahams and Liddell did race against each other once, but not quite as depicted in the film, which shows Liddell winning the final of the yards against a shattered Abrahams at the AAA Championship at Stamford Bridge.
In fact, they raced only in a heat of the yards, which Liddell won, five yards ahead of Abrahams, who did not progress to the final.
In the yards, Abrahams was eliminated in the heats and never raced against Liddell, who won the finals of both races the next day.
Liddell's sister was several years younger than she was portrayed in the film. Her disapproval of Liddell's track career was creative licence; she actually fully supported his sporting work.
Jenny Liddell Somerville cooperated fully with the making of the film and has a brief cameo in the Paris Church of Scotland during Liddell's sermon.
At the memorial service for Harold Abrahams, which opens the film, Lord Lindsay mentions that he and Aubrey Montague are the only members of the Olympic team still alive.
However, Montague died in , 30 years before Abrahams' death. The film takes some liberties with the events at the Olympics, including the events surrounding Liddell's refusal to race on a Sunday.
In the film, he doesn't learn that the metre heat is to be held on the Christian Sabbath until he is boarding the boat to Paris.
In fact, the schedule was made public several months in advance; Liddell did however face immense pressure to run on that Sunday and to compete in the metres, getting called before a grilling by the British Olympic Committee, the Prince of Wales, and other grandees ,  and his refusal to run made headlines around the world.
The decision to change races was, even so, made well before embarking to Paris, and Liddell spent the intervening months training for the metres, an event in which he had previously excelled.
It is true, nonetheless, that Liddell's success in the Olympic m was largely unexpected. The film depicts Lindsay, having already won a medal in the metre hurdles, giving up his place in the metre race for Liddell.
In fact Burghley , on whom Lindsay is loosely based, was eliminated in the heats of the hurdles he would go on to win a gold medal in the hurdles at the Olympics , and was not entered for the metres.
The film reverses the order of Abrahams' m and m races at the Olympics. In reality, after winning the metres race, Abrahams ran the metres but finished last, Jackson Scholz taking the gold medal.
In the film, before his triumph in the m, Abrahams is shown losing the m and being scolded by Mussabini. And during the following scene in which Abrahams speaks with his friend Montague while receiving a massage from Mussabini, there is a French newspaper clipping showing Scholz and Charley Paddock with a headline which states that the metres was a triumph for the United States.
In the same conversation, Abrahams laments getting "beaten out of sight" in the The film thus has Abrahams overcoming the disappointment of losing the by going on to win the , a reversal of the real order.
Eric Liddell actually also ran in the m race, and finished third, behind Paddock and Scholz. This was the only time in reality that Liddell and Abrahams competed in the same race.
While their meeting in the AAA Championship in the film was fictitious, Liddell's record win in that race did spur Abrahams to train even harder.
Abrahams also won a silver medal as an opening runner for the 4 x metres relay team, not shown in the film, and Aubrey Montague placed sixth in the steeplechase , as depicted.
In the film, the m bronze medallist is a character called "Tom Watson"; the real medallist was Arthur Porritt of New Zealand, who refused permission for his name to be used in the film, allegedly out of modesty, and his wish was accepted by the film's producers, even though his permission was not necessary.
With the exception of Porritt, all the runners in the m final are identified correctly when they line up for inspection by the Prince of Wales.
Jackson Scholz is depicted as handing Liddell an inspirational Bible-quotation message before the metres final: "It says in the Old Book, 'He that honors me, I will honor.
Producer David Puttnam was looking for a story in the mold of A Man for All Seasons , regarding someone who follows his conscience, and felt sports provided clear situations in this sense.
Screenwriter Colin Welland , commissioned by Puttnam, did an enormous amount of research for his Academy Award -winning script.
Among other things, he took out advertisements in London newspapers seeking memories of the Olympics, went to the National Film Archives for pictures and footage of the Olympics, and interviewed everyone involved who was still alive.
Welland just missed Abrahams, who died 14 January , but he did attend Abrahams' February memorial service, which inspired the present-day framing device of the film.
Except for changes in the greetings of the letters from "Darling Mummy" to "Dear Mum" and the change from Oxford to Cambridge, all of the readings from Montague's letters are from the originals.
Welland's original script also featured, in addition to Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, a third protagonist, Olympic gold medallist Douglas Lowe , who was presented as a privileged aristocratic athlete.
However, Lowe refused to have anything to do with the film, and his character was written out and replaced by the fictional character of Lord Andrew Lindsay.
Initial financing towards development costs was provided by Goldcrest Films , who then sold the project to Allied, but kept a percentage of the profits.
Ian Charleson wrote Eric Liddell's speech to the post-race workingmen's crowd at the Scotland v. Ireland races. Charleson, who had studied the Bible intensively in preparation for the role, told director Hugh Hudson that he didn't feel the portentous and sanctimonious scripted speech was either authentic or inspiring.
Hudson and Welland allowed him to write words he personally found inspirational instead. The film was slightly altered for the U.
A brief scene depicting a pre-Olympics cricket game between Abrahams, Liddell, Montague, and the rest of the British track team appears shortly after the beginning of the original film.
For the American audience, this brief scene was deleted. In the U. Puttnam chose Hugh Hudson , a multiple award-winning advertising and documentary filmmaker who had never helmed a feature film, to direct Chariots of Fire.
Hudson and Puttnam had known each other since the s, when Puttnam was an advertising executive and Hudson was making films for ad agencies.
In , Hudson had also been second-unit director on the Puttnam-produced film Midnight Express. Director Hugh Hudson was determined to cast young, unknown actors in all the major roles of the film, and to back them up by using veterans like John Gielgud , Lindsay Anderson , and Ian Holm as their supporting cast.
Hudson and producer David Puttnam did months of fruitless searching for the perfect actor to play Eric Liddell. They then saw Scottish stage actor Ian Charleson performing the role of Pierre in the Royal Shakespeare Company 's production of Piaf , and knew immediately they had found their man.
Unbeknownst to them, Charleson had heard about the film from his father, and desperately wanted to play the part, feeling it would "fit like a kid glove".
In addition to having a natural pugnaciousness, he had the desired ability to sing and play the piano. All of the actors portraying runners underwent a gruelling three-month training intensive with renowned running coach Tom McNab.
This training and isolation of the actors also created a strong bond and sense of camaraderie among them. Although the film is a period piece, set in the s, the Academy Award -winning original soundtrack composed by Vangelis uses a modern s electronic sound, with a strong use of synthesizer and piano among other instruments.
This was a bold and significant departure from earlier period films, which employed sweeping orchestral instrumentals.
The title theme of the film has become iconic, and has been used in subsequent films and television shows during slow-motion segments.
Vangelis, a Greek-born electronic composer who moved to Paris in the late s, had been living in London since It was a risky idea but we went with it rather than have a period symphonic score.
Hudson originally wanted Vangelis's tune "L'Enfant",  from his Opera Sauvage album, to be the title theme of the film, and the beach running sequence was actually filmed with "L'Enfant" playing on loudspeakers for the runners to pace to.
Vangelis finally convinced Hudson he could create a new and better piece for the film's main theme — and when he played the now-iconic "Chariots of Fire" theme for Hudson, it was agreed the new tune was unquestionably better.
Some pieces of Vangelis's music in the film did not end up on the film's soundtrack album. One of them is the background music to the race Eric Liddell runs in the Scottish highlands.
Various versions are also included on Vangelis's compilation albums Themes , Portraits , and Odyssey: The Definitive Collection , though none of these include the version used in the film.
Five lively Gilbert and Sullivan tunes also appear in the soundtrack, and serve as jaunty period music which counterpoints Vangelis's modern electronic score.
These are: "He is an Englishman" from H. The film also incorporates a major traditional work: " Jerusalem ", sung by a British choir at the funeral of Harold Abrahams.
The words, written by William Blake in —08, were set to music by Parry in as a celebration of England. This hymn has been described as "England's unofficial national anthem",  concludes the film and inspired its title.
The beach scenes associated with the theme tune were filmed at West Sands, St Andrews. A plaque commemorating the filming can be found there today.
The very last scene of the opening titles, of the athletes running to the Carlton Hotel in Broadstairs , Kent , was filmed at the 18th hole of the Old Course at St Andrews Links.
All of the Cambridge scenes were actually filmed at Hugh Hudson's alma mater Eton College , because Cambridge refused filming rights, fearing depictions of anti-Semitism.
The Cambridge administration greatly regretted the decision after the film's enormous success. Chariots of Fire became a recurring theme in promotions for the Summer Olympics in London.
The film's theme tune was featured at the opening of the London New Years fireworks celebrating the Olympics,  and the film's iconic beach-running scene and theme tune were used in The Sun ' s "Let's Make It Great, Britain" Olympic ads.
Andrews and filmed as part of the Olympic torch relay. The film's theme was also performed by the London Symphony Orchestra , conducted by Simon Rattle , during the Opening Ceremony of the games; the performance was accompanied by a comedy skit by Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean which included the opening beach-running footage from the film.
A stage adaptation of Chariots of Fire was mounted in honour of the Olympics. Stage designer Miriam Buether transformed each theatre into an Olympic stadium, and composer Jason Carr wrote additional music.
As an official part of the London Festival celebrations, a new digitally re-mastered version of the film screened in cinemas throughout the UK.
The re-release began 13 July , two weeks before the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. Since its release, Chariots of Fire has received generally positive reviews from critics.
The site's consensus reads: "Decidedly slower and less limber than the Olympic runners at the center of its story, the film nevertheless manages to make effectively stirring use of its spiritual and patriotic themes.
For its re-release, Kate Muir of The Times gave the film five stars, writing: "In a time when drug tests and synthetic fibres have replaced gumption and moral fibre, the tale of two runners competing against each other in the Olympics has a simple, undiminished power.
From the opening scene of pale young men racing barefoot along the beach, full of hope and elation, backed by Vangelis's now famous anthem, the film is utterly compelling.
Chariots of Fire was very successful at the 54th Academy Awards , winning four of seven nominations. American Film Institute recognition.
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Winner Oscar. Best Picture David Puttnam. Best Costume Design Milena Canonero. Nominee Oscar. Best Director Hugh Hudson.
Best Film Editing Terry Rawlings. Winner Golden Globe. Best Foreign Film Great Britain. Best Film David Puttnam.
Best Supporting Artist Ian Holm. Best Cinematography David Watkin. Best Direction Hugh Hudson. Best Editing Terry Rawlings.
Best Screenplay Colin Welland.