NO EASY WAY: Allan Wells, One Man's Olympics

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Sports
  • Television documentary
  • Television sport

People/organisations:

  • Pelicula Films

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: NO EASY WAY: Allan Wells, One Man's Olympics

Reference number: 4713

Date: 1979 - 1980

Director: d. Mike Alexander

Production company: Pelicula

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 51.06 mins

Description: Fly-on-the-wall documentary following the Edinburgh sprinter Allan Wells and his gruelling preparations for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, where he won Gold in the 100m and Silver in the 200m. Features footage of Wells training in Edinburgh, Australia, the Cote D'Azur and Moscow. Includes extensive interviews with him.

Credits: add. ph. Martin Singleton
production Iain Smith
sd. Ian Leslie
assistants Des Bradley, Penny Thomson, Dave Flett
graphics Leslie Keen
dubbing mixer Aad Wirtz
ed. Bert Eeles
m. Nicky Ash
ph. Mark Littlewood
p. Mark Littlewood and Mike Alexander

Shotlist: credits, superimposed over slow motion footage of Allan Wells on the track (1.14) 11th October, 1979 EDINBURGH shots of Allan Wells and colleagues training in a suburban park (2.31) ints. training room where athletes practise boxing, sit-ups, press-ups etc.; after training, Allan wrings out his shirt (5.55) slow motion shots of Allan running (7.24) 27th December EDINBURGH gvs athletes running in stadium and interview with Allan Wells, talking about training (9.27) 25th January, 1980 AUCKLAND sunny beach scenes (9.47) Allan and Jeff Capes receive physiotherapy by the pool (11.04) gvs Allan running at athletics meeting and assessment of his performance (13.41) shots of Allan being swamped by autograph hunters (13.43) shot of him sunbathing on beach (13.58) 30th January MELBOURNE gvs Allan and Margo relaxing on beach and watching television (15.33) 4th February SYDNEY shots of Sydney harbour and television footage of Wells winning 100m (16.13) 27th March EDINBURGH gvs Allan training in torrential rain with coach (18.44) ints. training and interview regarding Scottish selection for the Moscow Olympic team and his punishing training schedule (22.00) 26th April COTE D'AZUR interview with Lyn Davies, British Men's Olympic Team Manager and interview with Allan Wells regarding his progress and annoyance with constant press attention (27.28) 7th June EDINBURGH Scottish League Meeting gvs qualifying race and interview with Allan (29.51) Wednesday 23rd July MOSCOW gvs Moscow and ints. Olympic Stadium (31.09) interview with Allan regarding preparations and the heats, gvs athletes in stadium (33.10) THURSDAY 100m First and Second Rounds gvs same and interview with Allan afterwards (34.57) shot of race and press at trackside (35.38) interview with Allan, exts. stadium by evening light (37.14) FRIDAY 100m Semi-Final and Final interview with Margo and gvs Semi Final (40.31) gvs 100m Final (some slow motion shots/replay) and medal ceremony with Allan Wells awarded Gold (46.20) interview with Margo (47.11) SATURDAY Rest Day Allan chatting with team mates (48.00) SUNDAY AND MONDAY 200m gvs same with Allan winning Silver (50.29) ecs (51.06)