1956 Melbourne Olympics: Bruce Beresford

Title:
1956 Melbourne Olympics: Bruce Beresford
NFSA ID:
27650
Year:
1956
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Bruce Beresford is one of Australia’s most successful and internationally recognised film directors. But at 16 years of age Bruce was only just discovering what he could do with a movie camera. In this clip we see Melbourne street scenes and the banners for the Olympic Games, crowds scenes, the Olympic Village and athletes. What appears to be the soccer final between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union is also filmed.