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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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Doesn't take flight 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:
[the Elder banishes Jonathan from the flock]
The Elder:You are henceforth and forever outcast!
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Soundtrack:
Dear FatherSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Doesn't take flight, 7 March 2010
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

If you examine the opening credits of the movie "Jonathan Livingston Seagull", you'll see that there is no mention of Richard Bach, who wrote the book that the movie is based on. Bach actually sued screenwriter/producer/director Hall Bartlett for (among other things) supposedly distorting his story, so Bach probably demanded his name be taken off the project. Seeing the movie, I can understand Bach's reaction. To be fair, the photography and camera-work in the movie are first rate, and the locations are well chosen as well. But despite its good look, the movie is a bore, a chore to sit through. There are long stretches of the movie when the movie comes to a standstill, with endless shots of seagulls flying around and around. The character of Jonathan is thin - we learn little about him, and he has less dialogue than you may think, despite being the central character. And all the dialogue the characters has feels random, like it's being made up as the movie is going along. The movie's "messages" feel heavy handed. As for Neil Diamond's score, while I have enjoyed a number of his songs in his past, the songs and background music here are far from his best work. Stick with the book.

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