William Klein, France, 1974
Aired: Sunday 28 January 2007 9.40pm-11.30pm on BBC Four
The Greatest is photographer William Klein's tribute to Muhammad Ali. Klein is an American settled in Paris and one of the best photographers in the world.
He first encountered Muhammad Ali when the boxer was still called Cassius Clay and backed by a group of Southern businessmen. He was also present at the famous Rumble in the Jungle - the fight in Kinshasa.
There have been many films about Muhammad Ali, but none quite as striking as this one. Hardcore admirers of photojournalism will be astonished by the way in which Klein's style of photography transfers easily in to the medium of documentary film. He gets you as close as it is possible to Ali. [Nick Fraser, Storyville Series Editor]
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