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Winged Migration (Blu-ray)

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Chris gardner is a strugglng salesman, barely making ends meet when he and his 5 year old son are evicted from their san francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When gardner lands an internship at a prestgious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships in pursuit of the dream of a better life.

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Studio Sony
SKU 203415121
UPC 043396179684
UPC 14 00043396179684
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 10/5/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Cluzaud,Jacques
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Bruno Coulais - Original Music By
Christophe Barratier - Producer
Jacques Perrin, et. al. - Director
Jean de Tregomain - Executive Producer
Jean Dorst, et. al. - Writer
Marie-Josephe Yoyotte - Editor
Olli Barbe, et. al. - Cinematographer
Philippe Labro - Narrated By
Regis Nicolino - Production Designer
Awards
Nominee (2003) Oscar, Jacques Perrin, Best Documentary, Features
Oscar (2003) Jacques Perrin, Nominee, Best Documentary, Features
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Generally speaking, documentary viewers are divided into two categories: those who can't stand "nature" programs and those who love them. Considering the popularity of the Discovery Channel on television, the latter group is well populated. And, while Winged Migration is a significant cut above the average National Geographic Special (in terms of scope and cinematography), its appeal lies with the same core viewing audience. If you're fascinated (or just mildly curious) about birds and their habits, this is a must-see. If you don't care or bored by the subject matter, even the majesty of a film like Winged Migration may be unable to pique your interest...Winged Migration is a fascinating motion picture. It certainly isn't the ultimate documentary about birds and their migratory habits (any more than Microcosmos was the ultimate documentary about insects), but it's an excellent surface-level introduction that delivers some of the most amazing images of any movie in recent history. At its opening, Winged Migration informs us that no special effects were used in composing the film. It's good to know that, because some of the visuals offered by Winged Migration are more impressive than the most complex digital shot in The Matrix Reloaded.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Jacques Perrin's Oscar-nominated "Winged Migration" does for birds what the 1996 documentary "Microcosmos" did for insects: It looks at them intimately, very close up, in shots that seem impossible to explain. That the two plots intersect (birds eat insects) is just one of those things...The movie, which is awesome to regard, is not particularly informative; it tells us that birds fly south in the winter (unless they live in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case they fly north)...But facts are not the purpose of "Winged Migration." It wants to allow us to look, simply look, at birds--and that goal it achieves magnificently. There are sights here I will not easily forget...I am pleased, actually, that the film has such a tilt toward the visual and away from information. I wouldn't have wanted the narrator to drone away in my ear, reading me encyclopedia articles and making sentimental comments about the beauty of it all. Life is a hard business, and birds work full time at it. I was shocked by a sequence showing ducks in magnificent flight against the sky, and then dropping one by one as hunters kill them. The birds have flown exhaustingly for days to arrive at this end. It's not so much that I blame the hunters as that I wish the ducks could shoot back.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Cluzaud,Jacques
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee As humbling as it is remarkable.
John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal Showcases the beauty and natural talents of a cast of thousands...
Jules Brenner, FilmCritic.com ...a film of staggering beauty that will open your eyes to one of the wonders of the natural world...a must see.
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter A work of visual poetry.
Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle As magnificent as it is perplexing.

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