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Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

G  |   |  Drama, Family  |  23 October 1973 (USA)
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Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from ... See full summary »

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Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Everyone's Book Is Now Everyone's Motion Picture

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23 October 1973 (USA)  »

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Juan Salvador Gaviota  »

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$1,600,000 (USA)
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One of the few movies that film critic Roger Ebert walked out of. See more »

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Chang: Perfect speed isn't moving fast at all; perfect speed is being there.
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Opening dedication: To the real Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who lives within us all. See more »

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Skybird
Music and Lyrics by Neil Diamond
Sung by Neil Diamond
© 1973 Stonebridge Music (ASCAP) Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Photography puts anything else to shame!
1 November 2000 | by (Stockholm) – See all my reviews

This film´s photography puts any other film´s to shame. How they managed to catch footage of the seagull at those altitudes is amazing. However, photography alone does not make a great movie. The novel is great and the film is almost a page for page filmatization of the book. However it is a tad long and one´s interest in the philosophical bird diminishes near the end. Younger viewers which perhaps are not as blasé as I may find it more enjoyable. For those of you who have not read the book; this is a must-see.


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