Cycling Film: Eddy Merckx – Stars and Watercarriers

We got great responses after posting this video, which was originally shared on Road.cc forum.

Stars and Watercarriers is a 1973 video on Giro d’Italia, directed Danish auteur by Jorgen Leth.

This vintage film has become an über stylish documentary, providing rich visual reference points for fashion designers and art directors.

GLUE loves the impressive interview technique at mins 20, where the journalist cycled along the riders while conducted the interview with Eddy Merckx using an old school microphone. Then the mic was passed along to another rider. This was before the wireless technology.

Makes you want to go back and re-live the helmetless 70s.

Length: 1 hour 27 minutes

GLUE RATING:

★★★★

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