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DVD G 860 H47 (HEU)


Encounters at the end of the world

Main Title: Encounters at the end of the world [videorecording] / Discovery Films ; ThinkFilm ; a film by Werner Herzog ; directed, written and narrated by Werner Herzog ; produced by Henry Kaiser ; executive producer, Erik Nelson ; produced by Creative Differences Productions, Inc. for the Discovery Channel

Published/Created: Silver Spring, MD : Discovery Communications, 2007

Description: 1 videodisc in 1 can (DVD) (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 i

Description: Director of photography, Peter Zeitlinger ; edited by Joe Bini ; music composed by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley

Note: Narrated by Werner Herzo

Summary: This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent

Subject: Research -- Antarctica.
Subject: Research teams -- Antarctica.
Subject: Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- Antarctica.
Subject: Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- Antarctica.
Subject: Social isolation -- Antarctica -- Psychological aspects.
Subject: Antarctica -- Description and travel.
Subject: McMurdo Station (Antarctica) -- Social life and customs.
Subject: McMurdo Station (Antarctica)
Subject: Herzog, Werner, -- 1942- -- Interviews.

1 videodisc in 1 can (DVD) (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
©2007,  2007, Discovery Communications, Inc. , Silver Spring, MD.
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