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Atlantis (Version française) [Import]
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ATLANTIS is acclaimed filmmaker Luc Besson's awe-inspiring celebration of the beauty and wonder of the world beneath the sea, expanding upon themes touched on in his huge hit, The Big Blue. Combiningstunning underwater cinematography and a hypnotic score by Eric Serra, Besson's singular vision defies dialogue or narrative structure to explore ocean life as you've never seen it before. At once thrilling, lyrical, and mysterious, ATLANTIS' spell-binding images - with its graceful visuals of manta rays, whales, dolphins, sea snakes, and even ferocious sharks at play - will haunt your memory long after the film ends.
A fitting companion to his globally popular feature The Big Blue, Luc Besson's Atlantis presents a mesmerizing, nonverbal experience of undersea wonders. Described by one critic as "a thinking person's Fantasia," this 75-minute documentary belongs on your DVD shelf next to Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi, glorifying ocean wildlife with a refreshing absence (apart from a pretentious spoken prologue) of narrative interference. In fruitful collaboration with composer Eric Serra and cinematographer Christian Petron, Besson traveled the world to capture the grace and beauty of such amazing creatures as Floridian manatees, Bahamian dolphins, Australian great white sharks, sea snakes in the Seychelles, and many others. Divided into thematic "movements" like Disney's animated classic (including a stunning sequence of manta rays set to a Maria Callas performance of La Sonnambula), this glorious film has been visually overshadowed by the spectacular BBC series The Blue Planet, but it serves a different purpose: It's not so much a documentary as a meditative journey, perfect for all-ages viewing. --Jeff Shannon
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The film itself is broken down into sections which represent themes. Each theme is then appropriately scored by Eric Serra. Using this structure helps in the film's pacing as the theme can be scary, lighthearted, or awe inspiring. If anyone enjoyed the movie Baraka I think you'll enjoy this one as well.
Reportedly, ATLANTIS is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack of a stunning Eric Serra score. Also included are the trailers for this and one other Besson film. What's notably (and thankfully) NOT included is a voice-over narration.
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Film fascinant, qui nous amène à voir les merveilles de l'océan avec un oeil artistique différent de celui du documentaliste.Published on April 25 2010 by Pagir
This movie simultaneously introduces me to Besson and puts me off him forever. Why the overbearing music ? Read morePublished on June 10 2003 by Francois Tremblay
it may have french audio but it is the best nature DVD that i've ever seen because not only is it relaxing and new age, it does not have (thank god) narration, the only reason... Read morePublished on May 31 2003 by Nearer2Thee2089
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