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
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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.
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.
Sony Pictures Classics adds a commentary track by Perrin to the standard DVD and blu-ray releases.
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.
If you want hard information, there are better films out there. But for sheer poetry and an 89-minute appreciation of migratory 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.
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