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Mondovino Reviews

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½ December 15, 2008
A must see. Point of vue expressed by Jonathan Nossiter's is valid for wine as well as for the rest of cultural economies. It's a shame the movie lacks objectivity sometimes though.
December 8, 2008
Ou comment expliquer le goût.
August 11, 2008
Even if you're not interested in wine , it is a very interesting film documenting the effects of cultural globalization
July 29, 2008
After watching this movie, my attitude how to choose the bottle at the wine store changed. What is a good wine? "Good" depends on one's taste. It is a too shame the world of wine has drastically changed because of a few wine critics...
June 3, 2008
la mondialisation dans toute sa splendeur :-(
½ June 2, 2008
amazing documentary, which shows the power of mondialization and how one man can work at leveling the taste and what palates like all across the world just to open and create a huge market... fascinating...
May 22, 2008
Very amusing film. Whilst Parker comes accross as not so bad, Michel Rolland appears as a greedy villain, with his micro-oxygenation!
Vive M. Guibert!
½ May 12, 2008
Uneven but there is an interesting thesis in the commodification of taste to a broad, bland middle. And an even more interesting thesis on eating and drinking locally, understanding the terroir of what you put into your body.
½ May 7, 2008
the more I watch it, the more I like it
½ April 16, 2008
The scope was fantastic and the voice was well pronounced, as well as subtle... however it was terribly, terribly edited and lasted way too long.
March 20, 2008
Deserves its praise as a great documentary on the international wine trade, and the effects of globalization.
March 6, 2008
... a fourth star, had it been half as long! But definitely worth watching.
March 5, 2008
Thought it was going to be a long and boring story, but it ended up being very heartwarming, and I liked the message.
½ March 4, 2008
A very powerful documentary that on the surface, seems only to be about wine, but in reality is almost entirely about globalization, homogenization, and big business forcing out tradition and quality. Haunting, but very well done.
February 11, 2008
This movie was spectacular but is obviously not intended for people with short attention spans. If you are cool buying your vino in a box at the W store, you won't find interviews with some of the most honored small business people in the world very captivating. However, if you've ever tasted Mas Daumas Gassac or been lucky enough to taste H. Montille's wines (before his son took over) you will relish every word and be touched by the emotional connection that exists in the world where wine is made with honor, dignity and a sense of committment to the future, not for profit margins and by pencil pushers.
I'd say open up one of the great red Syrah blends from the Languedoc while watching this movie the first time and go for a baby Beaune the second time you watch it. By the 3rd time, you'll want a glass of Champagne (from a small grower not anything from the L. Vuitton stable) or a lovely Limoux and a notepad to jot down some of the quotes.
my favorite?
[b][font=Times New Roman][color=#000000]?The wines that make you dream, that transcend time? they bring youth instead of wrinkles. For millennia, wine has been a nearly religious relationship between man and nature, with the earth, the live earth ? free of synthetic products- and the weather. A great wine springs from love, humility; a communion with the spiritual ? with earth and time. It takes a poet to make a great wine?. Aime? Goubert[/color][/font][/b]
February 9, 2008
A bit long for the subject matter actually covered. I kept thinking the filmmaker was trying to lead his audience to a conclusion but wasn't providing the evidence in a way that was convincing to get to that conclusion (that winemakers are snobby and clique-ish and only money counts...) Perhaps that's because the conclusion is actually a common assumption. Anyway, worth a viewing if you have an interest in the wine industry and its soap opera-ish side.
½ January 27, 2008
A must-see if you're a wine lover or yearn to be.
January 26, 2008
An epic exploration into the modern world of wine, Mondovino was filmed across three continents, in five languages, over a three-year period. With an insider's access and an artist's eye, Nossiter weaves together multiple family and multi-generational sagas, all stemming from the production, distribution and consumption of one of the oldest, most respected and still-affordable luxuries. Juxtaposing artesian wine growers with multi-national conglomerates, and peasants with billionaires, the film gives voice to those who create, critique and are involved in the commerce of wine, offering up a surprisingly prismatic, varied and sometimes controversial glimpse into something everyone enjoys but few people know much about.
½ January 14, 2008
If you ever suspected there was way too much hype to wine - this movie proves it.
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