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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]
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] :, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment,, c2003.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Original French title: Peuple migrateur.
Filmed to accompany the book: Winged migration / text by Jean-François Mongibeaux.
DVD.
5.1 Dolby digital.
Aspect ratio: 1.81:1 widescreen.
Special features: making-of featurette; director's commentary; making-of music featurette; photo gallery; filmmaker interviews; bonus trailers.
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
ISBN: 1404923098
1404917535
Branch Call Number: QL698.9 .P48 2003
DVD 598.1568 WIN
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Report This Nov 23, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Magical !

Report This 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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