Winged Migration (Le Peuple Migrateur) (2003)
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A marvel to watch.
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A marvel to watch.
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While practically everyone is aware of the fact that birds fly south for the winter, and return home in the spring, few are aware of just how arduous the journey can be. Jacques Perrin, a noted actor and film producer in his native France, decided to document this process, using flocks of birds who had been trained to ignore the distractions of his camera crew, and employing a variety of state-of-the-art technology to capture as unobtrusively as possible the flight paths of different birds from
Apr 18, 2003 Limited
Nov 18, 2003
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After seeing these natural wonders, the elaborate special effects of such films as The Hulk and The Matrix Reloaded will seem like cheap parlor tricks.
The photography is radiant.
Flight as sheer freedom couldn't be better demonstrated.
A film that will leave you dreaming about what it would be like to step off the edge of the world and discover you could fly.
It's a beautiful and oddly restful experience.
Jacques Perrin's spectacular documentary takes observation a step further as he literally seems to take flight with flocks of birds as they make their annual migration.
Filmed with exceptional care and remarkable photographic ingenuity, no other nature documentary is as personal and as close-up as this one to the peculiarities of birds.
The Oscar-nominated "Winged Migration" is a virtuosi technical achievement in documentary filmmaking due to its astonishingly intimate photography of the migrations of numerous species of birds across the earth's northern and southern hemispheres.
Utilizing sky divers, ultralights, helicopters, planes, etc., the filmmakers litterally have you flying with the birds. It makes for a heady, enjoyable ride.
The point of this true-life adventure is not the dissemination of information but the instilling of a sense of awe in the viewer ...
The material seems shapeless... no question was raised that might have held me... And maybe Born Free was a documentary, too.
There's no better tribute to the beauty of flight than Jacques Perrin's lighter-than-air documentary wonder.
In the tradition of the also nearly wordless Atlantis and Microcosmos educational voiceover narration is superfluous: It's enough simply to see.
All in such extreme close-up that you think the birds will whack the camera with their wings at any moment.
Um filme para ser visto na telona, e não na tevê.
A superior wildlife film, featuring such breathtaking images of wild birds in flight that the audience is constantly wondering 'how in the world did they get that shot?'
While the film is astonishing in its scope and accomplishment, categorizing Winged Migration as a documentary may be misleading.
an amazing technical achievement, as the cameras get so close to the birds you would almost swear you could reach out and touch their feathers.
One of the most beautiful and stirring adventures in the natural world that I've ever seen on film.
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