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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:
Review of my Fav Film. 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hal Holbrook ... The Elder (voice) (uncredited)

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
Tony Rivetti .... camera operator: filmed part
 
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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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:I want to fly where no seagull has flow before. I want to know what there is to know about life!See more »
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Soundtrack:
PrologueSee more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Review of my Fav Film., 23 August 2007
Author: Articuno Seagull (articuno@articuno.co.uk) from United Kingdom

After getting the book as a Christmas present in 2005, I was so in love with the story that I decided I must also watch the film, exactly one year later the DVD arrived on my doorstep from Play.com.

First thing's first, I consider this to be one of my most favourite files, the reason I enjoy it is because to me it's very symbolic and the film includes all of my true loves; the sea, sky and gulls. I often warn people about this film before showing it to them because it's seriously a matter of personal taste. The average person probably wouldn't be interested in this.

I absolutely love the music and I now have the soundtrack, together with the beautiful photography, the nature scenes and gulls, I believe it was a work of art, a masterpiece. So deep.. I've now watched it about 20 times or more and still never bored of it!

Call me crazy but I cannot get enough this, I know the story inside out.. I know that it's a metaphor but the fact is, it's still based on gulls! That's what really makes it enjoyable for me, because I never get tired of watching birds, especially my beloved gulls..

The plot is simple, not confusing. Jonathan sees more to life than just fighting for fish all day long, he wants to learn how to master the gift of flight. (In real life, gulls and other birds actually do fly for fun.) He wants to take flying to new levels, he wants to reach the top (literally) and surpass everyone below, for they aren't thinking any further and don't even want to. Jonathan expands his knowledge on flight throughout life and beyond, meeting very few gulls like him and teaching others the joy of learning. It's inspirational because as the book suggests, Jonathan lives within us all and we can so easily relate to him wanting to do what he wants to do, and dealing with "peer pressure" almost, the other gulls put him down and tell him that his learning is wrong. This often happens to us in real life, some people are weak and go with the crowd while others continue to be themselves.

One thing about this film that eeks me, the fact that so many people compare it to a Christian's story.. about heaven and Jesus and all, but really those are the type of people who see the bible's story EVERYWHERE THEY LOOK. This is NOTHING to do with Christianity (if anything, the devil chanting at the end of the film shows that stereotypical Christians are discriminative, and you're better off NOT listening to their silly rules!)

Besides that, watching this film always brings me to life, like Jonathan, my passion is flying. I really cannot get enough of those beautiful flying parts and the whole thing is something I hold close to my heart.

OK I admit I may be a little biased because I'm absolutely gull crazy... I don't think there are any gull nuts who wouldn't enjoy this.

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