Winged Migration

Winged Migration

DVD - 2003
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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.
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2003.
Edition: Special ed.
ISBN: 9781404923096
1404923098
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Peuple migrateur

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kevfarley Nov 23, 2013

Magical !

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pegasus71
Oct 28, 2013

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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