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Winged Migration (2001)

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

IMDB: 8.02 Likes

  • Genre: Documentary |
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.08G
  • Resolution: 1280x694 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 98
  • IMDB Rating: 8.0/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0

The Synopsis for Winged Migration (2001) 720p

This documentary follows several species of migratory birds over a four year filming period. These birds travel several hundreds if not thousands of miles toward the equator in the autumn, and make the return journey to their higher latitude summer homes in the spring, always taking the same route, using the natural compasses of the universe, the stars, to find their way. Some species, like the arctic tern, even fly from pole to pole. These long and often torturous treks are a matter of survival, to live in a hospitable climate and find sources of food. With the exception of migratory penguins, travel over oceans is especially difficult as the birds have little refuge unless there is something floating on the water, such as a ship, on which to land. Otherwise they must continue flying until they reach land. Some will not survive the migration due to predators, including man, illness or injury. Although the migrations themselves are done as a community, once the birds reach their ...


The Director and Players for Winged Migration (2001) 720p

[Director]Jacques Cluzaud
[Director]Jacques Perrin
[Director]Jacques Perrin
[Role:]Philippe Labro


The Reviews for Winged Migration (2001) 720p


a rare movie, a spiritual experienceReviewed byginahoyVote: 10/10

Although much of this film features birds in the wild, most (but not all) of the incredible in-flight photography starred a variety of imprinted birds. These geese, swan and pelicans, raised from birth by the filmmakers, were transported to migratory routes and habitats around the globe to "perform" as if they were actors. Indeed they were!

Some have criticized this approach as somehow undermining the film's credibility. But notwithstanding the film's official classification, Perrin himself doesn't consider his masterpiece as a documentary, but rather an homage to these beautiful creatures. The end result speaks for itself. Winged Migration was simply the most awe-inspiring piece of cinematography I have ever witnessed.

OK, I admit it... to me there's something magical about bonding and flying with large birds, as has been previously depicted in Fly Away Home and The Life of Birds (Part 10). I don't know enough about the arguments against imprinting to defend the practice. But I suspect neither do its critics have specific knowledge of how these birds fared in life. They looked pretty happy to me.

The production itself, documented in the nearly one-hour 'making of' featurette, was a monumental achievement against any yardstick. Perrin and his five crews shot more than 400 kilometers of film (240 hours) on location in forty countries and all seven continents. His team endured the hardships of nature (Hurricane Floyd, blizzards, heat, etc.) and the dangers of flying machines (seven crashes). In order to capture those incredible in-flight sequences, the filmmakers used just about every moving platform one can imagine... from trucks to remote-controlled ATV's, from speedboats to a Navy battleship, from ultralights to powered parachutes, and from gliders to hot-air balloons. Whatever it took.

And finally, Bruno Coulais' moving orchestral score provided the perfect emotional pitch for the cinematography without being overly manipulative. Folks who enjoy new-age genre (think Enya meets Chris Franke) will want to own the soundtrack. It can easily stand on its own.

Le Peuple Migrateur is a rare movie. And for me, a spiritual experience.

Reviewed byGreg ([email protected])Vote: /10

Watching Jacques Perrin's Winged Migration I felt incredibly cheated. Ifelt cheated out of the fact that I didn't get the chance to see thisremarkable film at my locale theatre where the images would be displayed ina much larger venue.

Winged Migration is an astonishing achievement. With the help of 450individuals, including 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers, directors JacquesPerrin, Michael Debats and Jacques Cluzaud, bring to life the migratinghabits of a variety of birds throughout the world.

We learn of the red-crowned crane that flies 600 miles from the far east tothe Siberian taiga, the sandhill crane that flies 2000 miles from theCentral American Plains to the Arctic circle, and the bald eagle that flies1800 miles from the American West to Alaska, just to name a few. But it ishow we learn from these creatures that is pure cinematic symphony. Thethree directors took 4 years to film Winged Migration and used everythingfrom gliders, planes, helicopters and balloons to get close enough to theflying birds that you would actually think you are one of them. The sceneof the Canadian Geese migrating is photographed so magnificently through theGrand Canyon that we can see the reflection of the formation on the stilledmorning waters without the simplest distraction of man.

Winged Migration is filled with such imagery. Not soon will I forget thegreater sage grouse in Idaho where the birds have expanding chests and havetail-feathers that look as sharp as a porcupine's quills. Nor will I soonforget the scenes where millions of king penguins take over a coastal islandor the countless birds diving into the water with such rapid fire like amultiple torpedo hit.

What is really amazing however, is how the filmmakers were able to show thebirds in such a format as to give them personalities. We see the arroganceof the Canadian Goose, the fighting nature of the red breasted goose, therelentless tenacity of the captured Amazon parrot and the grieving kingpenguins after one of their young are eaten.

For all its glorious visuals, it is man that brings to the screen the mostunnatural and catastrophic of images. Threshers on a farm destroy ahabitat, hunters hide in the reeds and shoot down overhead geese andpollution and sludge take the life of a migrating red breast. It is hard tobelieve that the same species that could get close enough to these birds tofollow them hundreds of miles, is also one of their greatestenemies.

Winged Migration should be seen on the large screen, but even on the tiniestof home entertainment units, you cannot help but marvel at the life cycle,the fight for survival and incredible long journey's these creatures embarkupon twice a year. Three stars.

Incredible cinematography, worth watchingReviewed bylannaheimVote: 9/10

I was impressed not only with the amazing camera work, but also the well-implemented scheme of going through seasons and continents, spring to spring, south to north. And whether you like birds or not (and I am indifferent), these migrations are impressive. The longest is the Arctic stork (? gull?): 21,000 miles from north to south arctic. By the time they showed that fact, I was feeling amazed at the whole production.

This film is not for everybody. No plot, repetitive (albeit enjoyable) score, no SFX or action-demolition shots. But the scenery, the sense of flying, the gorgeous shots of avalanches and Canadian forestland in the autumn... It's only 90 minutes, but what a beautiful time!

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