Genesis (2004)



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The cycle of life of a handful of different animals is captured on film in a whole new way in this documentary. Using special motion-control photography equipment, Genesis allows filmgoers to view animal behaviors which are too small, too slow, or too difficult to normally be seen with the naked eye, including a chick hatching its way out from inside an egg, jellyfish drying into nothing under the heat of the sun, or a snake slowly swallowing prey bigger than itself. This footage is accompanied … More

Rating: G
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou
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On DVD: Dec 13, 2005
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (9)

With quiet skill and some poetry, Nuridsany and Perennou -- who began as award-winning nature photographers and popular book writers -- give us a big peek into their infinite theme and subject.

Full Review… | September 1, 2005
Chicago Tribune
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Nuridsany and Pérennou have made another breathtaking feature penetrating the unseen kingdom around us.

Full Review… | July 15, 2005
Seattle Times
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An entrancing, technically ravishing blend of philosophy and science.

Full Review… | July 8, 2005
Toronto Star
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Bogged down by its intentions and too vast a 'cast.'

Full Review… | July 8, 2005
Globe and Mail
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While the science sticks to the level of high school physics and biology, the combination of words and images is resonant and pleasing.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
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Genesis is a creationist's nightmare -- a feature-length endorsement of evolution. But it does so in an inherently spiritual manner. At times, the life through a microscope plainly blurs the line between man and animal.

Full Review… | May 26, 2005
Los Angeles Times
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