- Sports, Lifestyle, and Arts
This 6-part documentary introduces the intensely competitive world of the sport fencer & the elegant traditional moves of the classical duelist. â€œFencingâ€ takes you inside bouts at fencing academies in the USA and fencing clubs in London, where fencers reveal what itâ€™s like to outwit an opponent.
Through exciting close-ups, fast moving action of dueling weapons is captured with a clarity rarely seen on TV or in movies. Slow motion let you see that magic moment of a â€œhitâ€ or a â€œnear miss.â€ Performed for this film is a musical re-enactment of a baroque fencing bout in period costume.
...stunning & visually elegant, and presenting the heart of the issues.
Beautifully represented the essential identity of classical and modern fencing."
Steve Khinoy, Coach, Staten Island Fencing Club,NY
â€œContrasts the traditions of fencing with the modern game. Experts around the world illustrate how this elegant sport appeals to both young and old alike."Michael Cusack, Annandale, NJ
- Running time
- 40 minutes
- Bert Shapiro ... Bert Shapiro
- Prod. Co.
- Pheasants Eye Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- New York City, London UK
- Release year
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