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Winged Migration

Winged Migration

The beauty of Jacques Perrin's documentary Winged Migration is how it really takes flight right in front of one's eyes.  The making of this picturesque homage to all avians could be a much longer film, but this one tracks the age old routes of the likes of cranes, terns, and bald eagles without special effects.

Perrin, who offers some narration in an English accent, patiently worked to make the soaring subjects comfortable with technology like having video cameras hooked up to helicopters.  Winged Migration effortlessly rises above any holding patterns in drama and structure.  Part of the splendor is felt in how far these fliers go, from the Himalayas to the Eiffel Tower, and how they handle the perils from nature and humans like avalanches and pollution.

It works to groundbreaking effect on the big screen that stunningly converges on the Arctic Circle with some human voices adding to these feathery long distance navigators of the sky.

 
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