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If “Spellbound” was the 2003 documentary that showed how you can thrill an audience and inspire cheers without having to spend millions on CGI special effects and elaborate costuming and sets, “Winged Migration” evoked awe sans X-Men, Spidey, or Neo battling three dozen Agent Smiths.

Is it possible to fill 98 minutes with flying birds and not bore an audience? Skeptics should remember that it’s been done with two guys yakking over dinner (“My Dinner With Andre”) and even one guy sitting in a chair and talking at the camera armed with nothing more than a glass of water (Spalding Gray’s various filmed monologues). In contrast, this film has a cast of thousands, even hundreds of thousands, and they come in an astonishing array of colors and shapes.

Click here for the full review by David Loftus.

John Marsh on September 3rd, 2006 at 9:12 am 

The making-of doc is more interesting than the film itself (which is saying a lot.) Wow.

Orange.beetle on September 25th, 2006 at 4:01 pm 

This documentary is fascinating, a visual extravaganza! Music and images can communicate equally or better than the verbal way. Check the making-of too!. Certainly this documentary is a visual poem.

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