Sunday, September 28, 2003

Winged Migration (2003)

Gorgeous documentary about the migratory patterns of various birds. Alternately fascinating and amusing, occasionally both; also sometimes quite dull, which I suppose is a side effect of this being entirely non-narrative. (A brief summary of the entire film: Birds fly south, birds fly north, birds fly south, birds fly north, credits roll over surprisingly mediocre Nick Cave song.) Pretty much no more than a moving coffee-table book (suggested title: Pretty Pictures of Flying Birdies), but it's probably the best possible coffee-table movie one could make. The camerawork alone makes this worth seeing. (Can you imagine what a vertigo-inducing experience this would be in IMAX?)

Grade: B


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