||[Aug. 17th, 2003|02:24 am]
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Between getting off work at 5 and my haircut at 7:15 on Friday, I managed to sqeeze in a trip to the Somerville Theatre to see Winged Migration.
I grew up watching nature films, so I have an odd fondness for animal doccos...and this is beautiful. The music...the life, and sometimes death, of various species of migratory birds around the world is told mostly without words. We see geese, mainly, but also storks, cranes, terns, eagles, parrots and penguins traverse the planet in search of food and warm weather.
I'd be careful about seeing this when sleepy. I was a little tired when I saw it and, as engrossed in the birds as I was, I had to work at staying awake. Not that it's boring - it's not, not at all - but it's just so lyrical and lulling that it just relaxes you. But it's a lovely film, worthy of its Oscar™ nomination.
One of the bits I liked best involved geese. Greylag geese migrating to Scandinavia from Western Europe fly over the Seine through Paris, under bridges and past the French Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Then, Canada Geese flying to the South from Canada over the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge and past the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. I love that the filmmakers left this shot in, that they weren't afraid of their audience getting distracted by the Twin Towers.
It was a nice touch to a beautiful film.