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Director:
Writer:
Hall Bartlett (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 October 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Everyone's Book Is Now Everyone's Motion Picture
Plot:
Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Really underrated movie adaptation of a famous novel See more (35 total) »

Cast

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James Franciscus ... Jonathan Livingston Seagull (voice)

Juliet Mills ... The Girl (voice)
Philip Ahn ... Chang (voice)

David Ladd ... Fletcher Lynd Seagull (voice)
Kelly Harmon ... Kimmy (voice)

Dorothy McGuire ... Mother (voice)

Richard Crenna ... Father (voice)
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Hal Holbrook ... The Elder (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hall Bartlett 
 
Writing credits
Hall Bartlett (screenplay)

Richard D. Bach  book (uncredited)

Produced by
Hall Bartlett .... producer
 
Original Music by
Neil Diamond (background score composed by)
Lee Holdridge (background score composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Jack Couffer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marshall M. Borden 
James Galloway 
Frank P. Keller 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
 
Production Management
Herbert Coleman .... administrative consultant (as William H. Coleman)
Gaylin P. Schultz .... production supervisor (as Gaylin Schultz)
 
Art Department
Sandy Dvore .... visual consultant
 
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... production sound
Richard Oswald .... sound editorial staff
Gil Plenty .... unit sound
Richard Portman .... sound re-recordist
James Richard .... sound editorial staff (as Jim Richard)
William A. Sawyer .... sound editorial staff (as William Sawyer)
Curly Thirlwell .... sound effects mixer (as Edward M. Thirlwell)
Frank E. Warner .... sound effects creator (as Frank Warner)
Don Zimmerman .... sound editorial staff
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special effects
Jim Danforth .... animator (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... matte supervisor (uncredited)
Matthew Yuricich .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Freeman .... camera operator: helicopter photography (as MacGillvray/Freeman)
Norman Harris .... gaffer
John Koester .... assistant cameraman
Greg MacGillivray .... camera operator: helicopter photography (as MacGillvray/Freeman)
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Gerald McClain .... assistant camera
Stan McClain .... assistant camera: second aerial unit
George Ressler .... head grip
 
Editorial Department
Jack Garsha .... color consultant
Joseph R. Marek .... negative supervisor
Bobbie Shapiro .... editorial associate
 
Music Department
Israel Baker .... musician: violin solo
Tom Catalano .... music supervisor
Tom Catalano .... soundtrack producer
Neil Diamond .... composer: songs
Neil Diamond .... music adaptor: background score
Charles Grenzbach .... music mixer (as Charles W. Grenzbach)
John C. Hammell .... music editor
Lee Holdridge .... conductor
Lee Holdridge .... music adaptor: background score
Lee Holdridge .... music arranger
Don MacDougall .... music mixer (as Donald W. MacDougall)
Armin Steiner .... musical mixer: soundtrack album
 
Transportation Department
James Davis .... transportation
 
Other crew
Joan Arnold .... production assistant
Ray Berwick .... bird trainer
Virginia Briggs .... continuing imagery
Chris Cagle .... aircraft coordinator
James Caliendo .... bird trainer (as Jim Caliendo)
Brian Callahan .... bird supervision and care
James G. Callahan .... bird supervision and care (as James Callahan)
Eileen Dunn .... assistant: Mr. Dvore
Gary Gero .... bird trainer
Ida Kaul .... executive secretary
Gina Lance .... documentarian
Catalina Lawrence .... script supervisor
Elliott Marks .... documentarian
Mike Merrick .... producer's representative
George Nolan .... helicopter pilot
Leslie Parrish .... researcher
Matthew Place .... bird supervision and care
Gil Plenty .... special assistant to producer
Art Scholl .... pilot: aerobatic aircraft
P.K. Strong .... film shipping coordinator
William C. Thomas .... assistant to producer (as Bill Thomas)
Robert Werden .... unit publicist
Earl Cohen .... bird handler (uncredited)
John Miller .... bird handler (uncredited)
Mark Smith .... builder: model bird (uncredited)
Mark Smith .... pilot: model bird (uncredited)
Lance Sultzbaugh .... bird handler (uncredited)
Tony Urbano .... puppeteer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Russell Munson .... acknowledgment: main title still photograph ©1970
Charles R. Stribling .... gratitude
 

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Runtime:
120 min | USA:99 min (DVD)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
One of the few movies that film critic Roger Ebert walked out of.See more »
Quotes:
Jonathan:Listen, everybody! There's no limit to how high we can fly! We can dive for fish and never have to live on garbage again!See more »
Soundtrack:
Flight of The GullSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Really underrated movie adaptation of a famous novel, 2 June 2010
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

Not everyone may know the story of 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'. But, if nothing else, at least many people certainly heard of it.

I like seagulls very much. They're such beautiful, elegant birds with a confident, even noble appearance. And they fly beautifully. A seagull's flight is one of the most graceful and fascinating things to see. As beautiful as they are, they're equally well known for their foul temperament...

One of the most different things about this movie is the fact that it has only birds (seagulls) on screen and no human characters at all. Plus, this is an animal movie different from the others. Instead of home pets, this one is about seagulls.

The story is about the title character, who is different from all the seagulls of his flock. Flying is his favorite thing. He flies with art and passion, but he dares to do things that other seagulls don't do, such as flying as high as possible (the more, the merrier - for him, sky is the limit) and flying in unusual speeds, as well as doing other "tricks" that other seagulls don't attempt. Of course that by being overambitious he's taking great risks...

Jonathan faces the reality of being different: his flock doesn't accept him and actually outcast him. However, that doesn't stop him from keep trying to learn and improve his flight skills so that he reaches what he is desperately trying to. And even though he later finds another flock which accepts him the way he is, he still loves his previous flock and wants to show them his talents.

This movie is certainly artistic when it comes to film-making. Besides the unique story (even if a bit lame), it has rich and gorgeous settings and landscapes, as well as a beautiful and relaxing musical score by Neil Diamond.

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