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soxxy
12-26-2010, 11:07 AM
I did enjoy his Olympic documentaries. Perhaps ESPN (or Showtime?) will repeat a few in the next days.

RIP.

http://www.allvoices.com/news/7717040-bud-greenspan-olympic-filmmaker-dies-at-84

paskatefan
12-26-2010, 11:42 AM
Oh, this is so sad. He did such a great job with his Olympic profiles each time around.

RIP, Bud. You will be missed.

skatesindreams
12-26-2010, 04:03 PM
Here's a wonderful tribute, found on his website:
http://budgreenspan.com/

Badams
12-26-2010, 04:56 PM
:(

skatesindreams
12-26-2010, 06:31 PM
I looked forward to his films as much as the Olympics themselves.

Eden
12-26-2010, 09:40 PM
!יהי זכרו ברוך
RIP!

Loved to watch his documentry films of Olympic heros.

skateboy
12-27-2010, 09:24 AM
He will be missed.

Skate Talker
12-27-2010, 08:51 PM
My paper's obit mentions that his 2010 Vancouver Oly film should be released shortly. It think, though that it has been some years since his new Oly films were shown here.

Fergus
12-30-2010, 04:30 PM
Universal Sports channel will be showing 9 consecutive nights of Greenspan's documentaries, beginning January 1st.

http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=507571.html?__source=newsletter&cid=newsletter_

If you've never seen one, make sure to watch, they are really amazing works of film art.

viennese
12-30-2010, 06:43 PM
Thanks for the link, Fergus - I record and watch every one of Greenspan's sport and Olympic documentaries.

They make me appreciate every athlete, from sports I've barely heard of or cared about before.

FiveRinger
12-31-2010, 12:01 AM
Universal Sports channel will be showing 9 consecutive nights of Greenspan's documentaries, beginning January 1st.

http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=507571.html?__source=newsletter&cid=newsletter_

If you've never seen one, make sure to watch, they are really amazing works of film art.

I have always looked forward to his documentaries, almost as much as the Olympics themselves.

This just makes me even more upset that Directv doesn't have Universal Sports! :angryfire

manleywoman
01-02-2011, 05:01 PM
Watched the 1984 one last night. Good stuff.

Fergus
01-02-2011, 05:14 PM
Watched the 1984 one last night. Good stuff.

OMG, what a blast from the past that was, totally rocked me back to my childhood! :lol:

John Moffet, mmmm, what a cutie, bum thigh and all. ;)

Tonight: Calgary '88! :biggrinbo

Midori tearing the roof off of the Saddledome!

Battle of the Bubble Butts, er, um, Brians!

Bestemianova with more frosting in her hair than a Hostess factory!

Long live the 80s!!! :D

HeatherC
01-02-2011, 08:43 PM
Watched the 1984 one last night. Good stuff.

I watched it too and really enjoyed it. I've heard about Bud's films for a long time but never got a chance to watch them. I hope to check out most of them during this run on Universal Sports. He will be missed for sure but what amazing memories he's left behind with his Olympic films. RIP :(

Sylvia
01-03-2011, 09:28 PM
On Universal Sports starting tonight (Monday, January 3) -- from the TV Alerts forum:

The "Nine Nights of Glory" refers to the nine different Bud Greenspan Olympic documentaries that Universal Sports will air on consecutive nights from Jan. 1 to Jan. 9 (9:00 pm to 12:00 midnight Eastern) as a tribute to him following his recent death. The rest of the schedule is:

1/3 Lillehammer '94
1/4 Atlanta '96
1/5 Nagano '98
1/6 Sydney '00
1/7 Salt Lake City '02
1/8 Athens '04
1/9 Torino '06

These documentaries are fabulous and I'm not sure if they ever aired on non-premium cable. I seem to recall them shown on either HBO or Showtime, but I could very well be wrong about that. For me, they are a must-see!

From this article: http://www.fanhouse.com/2010/12/26/bud-greenspan-dies/

His most recent work, about the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games - which Greenspan attended - will be ready for release in the coming weeks.