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Winged Migration

(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Winged Migration
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Three years of shooting were needed by five teams in order to follow bird migrations flying over the seven continents: from one pole to another, from the seas to snowcapped mountains, from the canopy of heaven to mangroves and swamps.
Title: Winged migration
[videorecording]
Published: [Culver City, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2003.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: making-of featurette; director's commentary; making-of music featurette; photo gallery; filmmaker interviews; bonus trailers.
Aspect ratio: 1.81:1 widescreen.
5.1 Dolby digital.
DVD.
Filmed to accompany the book: Winged migration / text by Jean-François Mongibeaux.
Original French title: Peuple migrateur.
Summary: Three years of shooting were needed by five teams in order to follow bird migrations flying over the seven continents: from one pole to another, from the seas to snowcapped mountains, from the canopy of heaven to mangroves and swamps.
Audience: MPAA rating G.
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 1404917535
1404923098
Branch Call Number: DVD 598.1568 WIN
QL698.9 .P48 2003
Statement of Responsibility: Galatee Films presents a co-production Galatee Films, France 2 Cinema, France 3 Cinema ... [et al.] ; a Sony Pictures Classics release ; produced by Jacques Perrin, Christophe Barratier ; co-directed by Jacques Cluzard, Michel Debats
Credits: Narrator, Philippe Labro ; filming collaborators, Olli Barbe ... [et al.] ; editor, Marie-Josephe Yoyotte ; music, Bruno Coulais.
Other Language: Close-captioned in English.
In English; with Hindi, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles.
Subject Headings: Video recordings for the hearing impaired. Wildlife films. Nature films. Documentary films. Birds Migration Video recordings.
Topical Term: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Wildlife films.
Nature films.
Documentary films.
Birds
Publisher No: 00240
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Nov 23, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Magical !

Oct 28, 2013
  • pegasus71 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This film is more a cinematic portrait of birds in flight either in small groups or in vast migratory formations rather than any in- depth study of bird migrations, but nevertheless a beautiful portrait. What is equally interesting is the special featurette "The Making of Winged Migration" which shows how the film is something between fiction and documentary. Much of it is staged with birds that have been raised from birth in captivity with "imprinting" creating strong bonds with their handlers and thus allowing the filmmakers to use them in creating many of the film sequences. It's an amazing feat and doesn't diminish the value of the film in any respect. The featurette also shows the complexities and difficulties in the creation of such a film.

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