Most of the film is just birds flying, and it is mesmerizing. The cameras of jacques perrin fly with migratory birds. The french production which experienced a limited opening in america in april of 2003 used several. Witness as five film crews follow a rich variety ofbird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. May 16, 2003 most movies slip out of our consciousness like water off a ducks back, but the oscarnominated documentary winged migration stays in the mind, changing the way we look at the world. Producer and codirector jacques perrin speaks in heavily accented english about his dreams of flying and how the film was made. Bruno coulais among the contenders for an academy award for best documentary feature in 2003 was winged migration, a film of several years in the making about the migration habits of several bird species around the world. The french production which experienced a limited opening in america in april of 2003 used several pilots and. Sony originally released winged migration on dvd back in 2003. Rent winged migration 2001 starring philippe labro and jacques perrin on dvd and bluray. Winged migration dvd princeton public library bibliocommons. Its difficult to even know where many birds, fish, marine mammals and insects go. His most impressive and moving is its ability to attract viewers to a world almost abroad, traveling along a variety of bird species that make their semiannual migrations over long distances.
Winged migration is as pretty and light as a feather on the wind. And then there is the critical question of navigation. The breathtaking cinematography of migrating birds in jacques perrins mystical documentary winged migration transports you to an exalted realm where nature operates under its own inviolable laws and humanity is portrayed as a crude, destructive interloper in the natural scheme of things. English narration with optional english, spanish, portuguese, and hindi. Le peuple migrateur, also known as the travelling birds in some uk releases, or the travelling birds. Most movies slip out of our consciousness like water off a ducks back, but the oscarnominated documentary winged migration stays in the mind, changing the way we look at the world. The only one that is worth picking up is the protector buy from amazon, but the quality of the movie is a little low for it to be dvd pick of the week. Video archive for the film winged migration, which has a domestic theatrical release in the year of 2003. Not since hitchcocks the birds have our friends of the air given such lavish performances and earned the top billing they get here. The landmark documentary that presents an epic portrait of winter bird migration. Winged migration is a gorgeous 2009 bluray transfer of the original 2001 dvd. What is equally interesting is the special featurette the making of winged migration which shows how the film is something between fiction and documentary. The result was winged migration, a visually dazzling documentary that records the flight of.
Eric rice nominated for an oscar this year, winged migration is a masterpiece of natural filmmaking. Three years of shooting were needed by five teams in order to. There is currently one video available for the film, of which one and only one is a trailer, as listed below. Fortunately, this film provides us with more reliable technology than icarus had. Winged migration 2003 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. By using the skies as a filmic backdrop, winged migration offers us an opportunity to become birdlike for an atmospheric 90 minutes. Winged migration features some of the best tracking shots ive seen. This edition of the why files will focus on winged migration.
Dec 12, 2001 directed by jacques perrin, michel debats, jacques cluzaud. Winged migration le peuple migrateur film the guardian. Winged migration dvd washington county cooperative. Featuring a discussion with field museum expert john bates. Among all the vertebrates, they are the only ones to have mastered the open sky. The colors are strong and spellbinding, especially when the birds feathers are shown in contrast to each other and to some of the landscapes. In some cases, its not clear why they migrate in the first place. To begin with, 225 feet of film were exposed for every foot that got into the movie. Mar 25, 2017 credit to vhsbetaopeninglover1991 print date.
Winged migration a nonverbal film by jacques perrin. Buoyed by contemplative music, minimalbutwellplaced narration, and nonenhanced closeups of birds in flight, winged migration followed the old disney truelife. 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. Winged migration film complet en francais hd 1080p youtube. Rent winged migration 2001 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. An odyssey over three years in the making, winged migration is definitely an amazing experience to behold. The camera lifts us up and allows us to wheel above the earth and frolic with the birds to our hearts content. And some of the birds were raised to be the stars of the film. If spellbound was the 2003 documentary that showed how you can thrill an audience and inspire cheers without having to spend millions on cgi special effects and elaborate costuming and sets, winged migration evoked awe sans xmen, spidey, or neo battling three dozen agent smiths. With stunning cinematography, this movie is a terrific summer choice for american families who want to combine education and entertainment. Watching winged migration, you fight a childish response of some birds as ugly an arctic raptor called the auk, preying on baby chicks and some as cutethe white storks grooming each other and clattering their beaks. An odyssey over three years in the making, winged migration certainly is an amazing experience to behold. Apr 18, 2003 video archive for the film winged migration, which has a domestic theatrical release in the year of 2003.
Winged migration is rated g, though it does contain some scenes of animal violence, as well as some hunting violence. Among all the vertebrates, they are the only ones to. Opening to antz 1999 vhs 20022004 reprint duration. As a documentation on the flight patterns and behavior of our winged friends, the film is about as comprehensive as they come. Winged migration falters, but still above the flock. It definitely shows how humans affect the birds odds in the birds travels, and perrin has a heavy hand when he doesnt let the birds just carry the film. The oscarnominated 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 earths northern and southern hemispheres. The film begins with spring in north america and the migration to the arctic.
After the fiftieth time of asking yourself how in the world they captured that shot, you will get caught up in the grandeur and thoroughly enjoy the flow of this. Bad weather, hunters, and pollution take their toll. Three years of shooting were needed by five teams in order to follow bird migrations flying over the seven continents. The movie, winged migration the travelling birds, showcases the immense journeys made by birds during their migrations.
Winged migration movie travelling birds le peuple migrateur. In 2002, french producer jacques perrin had a modest international hit with winged migration, a beautifully photographed film about the astonishing journey birds make each year from one habitat to another. Perrin insists the migration itself is the subject of the film. The oscarnominated winged migration is a virtuosi technical achievement in documentary filmmaking due to its astonishingly intimate photography of the migrations of numerous species of birds. For local nature lovers, one of the films most amazing sequences takes place in monument valley, as a flock of canadian geese is nearly trampled by a herd of wild mustangs. Its most impressive and moving achievement is its ability to draw the viewer into an almost foreign world, traveling along with a myriad of bird species as they undertake their semiannual migrations over vast distances. Buoyed by contemplative music, minimalbutwellplaced narration, and nonenhanced closeups of birds in flight, winged migration followed the old disney truelife adventure mold in. Filmed on all seven continents over four years, the footage is brought together into one journey thats uniformly arduous for all kinds of different birds. Winged migration, the academy award nominated documentary, invites each of us to be icarus, to see the world from a perspective nearly divine. The bluray carries over almost all of the bonus features from that disc. Witness as five film crews follow a rich variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. Our planets vulnerability is also evoked and how we are all responsible for ensuring its preservation. Le peuple migrateur is jacques perrin third animal film, after le peuple singe and microcosmos. The movie, which is awesome to regard, is not particularly informative.
A place of dreams, escape, a heavenly consideration that bridges cultural and geographical boundaries. Rolling stone raved that winged migration, the critically acclaimed, aweinspiring documentary, is a movie miracle. The theme is the beauty of earth and the animal populations that share it with mankind. And along the way, the viewer is treated to stunning scenery over all seven continents set to a beautiful soundtrack. The actors in winged migration strut across the frame like naturalborn stars, aware of but ignoring the presence of cameramen and directors.
For every one of us, these winged creatures are among the most fascinating, the most shrouded in mystery and poetry. Learn more about the threats facing migrating birds, and join the global celebration in place to protect birds. The track tends to ramble on philosophical digressions about the beauty of nature. Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents. Jacques perrin, a noted actor and film producer in his native france, decided to document this process, employing a variety of stateoftheart technology to capture as unobtrusively as possible the flight paths of different birds from around the globe. Perrin and his team of fourteen cinematographers get up close and personal to an unprecedented extent, allowing us to see even the most miniscule movement. Jacques cluzard, jacques cluzaud, jacques perrin and michel debats. As the seasons and the climates change, we follow different birds through an assortment of beautiful countries and locales.
World migratory bird day is an international event held once a year in cities around the globe eliminate or reduce your use of herbicides and pesticides, which poison feeding birds, and provide birdseed and. Financial analysis of winged migration 2003 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. Winged migration rolling stone raved that winged migration, the critically acclaimed, aweinspiring documentary, is a movie miracle. The oscarnominated winged migration is a virtuosi technical achievement in documentary filmmaking due to its astonishingly intimate photography of the. Those winged creatures occupying the expanse above us. When several geese hitch a ride on a ships deck during a storm in the middle of a sea, the audience breathes a collective sigh of relief. An adventure in flight in australia is a 2001 documentary film directed by jacques cluzaud, michel debats and jacques perrin, who was also one of the writers and narrators, showcasing the immense journeys routinely made by birds during their migrations. A few artifacts remain, but they are inconsequential. Directed by jacques perrin, jacques cluzaud, michel debats. Open your eyes to the wonders of the natural world as you fly along with the worlds most gorgeous birds. Winged migration three years, five teams, seven continents following bird migrations from seas to snowcapped mountains, from frozen tundra and scorching deserts to the peaceful countryside resulted in winged migration, a film of staggering beauty. It definitely shows how humans affect the birds odds in the birds travels, and perrin has a heavy hand when he.
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