Les saisons

DVD - 2017 | French
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After traveling the world alongside migrating birds and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more familiar ground: the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age.
Publisher: Chicago, IL :, Music Box Films,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: FRE DVD 590 SE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Nov 22, 2020

Excellent. Kept wondering how they captured the animals and birds in action. Special features will clue you in. Amazing .Worth watching a second time. Best wild life footage I've ever seen. . Bears and elk fighting.

Feb 06, 2020

Worth watching. Gorgeous scenery and accomplished filming.

lafleurbleue Sep 30, 2018

Quel beau film! Quelle cinématographie! Quel message! J’adore ce film!

Mar 31, 2018

Lovely! Beautiful! I appreciated the minimal commentary so that I could more fully soak in the natural beauty of the animals in their environment.

Mar 23, 2018

A rather disjointed assortment of quite unrelated (and fairly standard) "nature" scenes (a doe giving birth, a fox with her kits, owls watching them both), strung together with the fading sounds of one scene overlapping the next to suggest they are happening in the same time and place (making for a seemingly very crowded forest at times). There's a nod to the passing seasons in another attempt to create some kind of continuity between the many disjointed clips. An occasional narration lets you know that perhaps thousands of years have passed since the last narration, and at one point a random woman's voice sings something equally random. More fairy tale than fact (with some downright silliness thrown in), there is the inescapable feeling there's something not quite right about all the "nature" scenes - even if you truly didn't know beforehand (as I didn't) that they were all staged. A Disney version of nature.

I will admit, however, that I had no idea that some forests have been "pruned" into rows to make hunting easier. That picture alone will never leave me.

Dec 28, 2017

This is not a nature documentary. It's a revisioning of what nature could have looked like before humans settled Europe in particular. It was created by training animals over a two year period and filming them repeatedly over the course of their development. As a piece of fiction, it's certainly interesting, but only made sense once I knew it was a reconstruction of possible pasts as the animals weren't always acting normal. It's interesting to watch, the filmography is interesting. But not a nature documentary in any sense of the word. It's a commentary on how much we've changed the landscape and how nature and the wilder creatures are mostly gone in Western Europe due to human influence.

Franln Nov 12, 2017

This is some of the most amazing wildlife footage I've seen. Watch the bonus features to see how they got the cameras so close to the animals. The narration is not the focus of the film, it's all about the beauty of the footage.

Nov 07, 2017

So different from most nature docs. Human populations squeeze out all others, leaving solitary animals unable even to find a mate, Sad.

Oct 28, 2017

I love nature documentaries, but this one was lacking for me. I liked watching the animals, but it was painfully slow, and the narration is boring. I would look elsewhere for a good nature doc.

d2013 Oct 21, 2017

Beautiful scenery and wildlife. Loved it!

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