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Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001)

 -  Documentary | Short  -  March 2001 (USA)
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Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Steve Atteberry ...
Himself - Caver
Nancy Holler Aulenbach ...
Herself
Hazel Barton ...
Herself
Gordon Brown ...
Himself
Marty Brown ...
Himself - Caver
Mark Clippinger ...
Himself - Caver
Scott Davis ...
Himself - Caver
Scott Dawson ...
Himself - U.C. Berkeley (as Scott Dawson Ph.D.)
José R. de la Torre ...
Himself - U.C. Berkeley (as José R. de la Torre Ph.D.)
Sam Drevo ...
Himself
Jorge Gonzalez ...
Himself
Steffen Heim ...
Himself - U.C. Berkeley (as Steffen Heim Ph.D.)
Kevin Higgins ...
Himself - Caver
Rebecca Holden ...
Herself - Caver
Janot Lamberton ...
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Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton and Aulenbach are extreme athletes and extreme scientists - scientists who gather their data in treacherous places where few dare to follow. In Journey Into Amazing Caves they travel to caves in Arizona, Greenland and Mexico searching for discoveries that may lead to cures for human disease. Written by Anonymous

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Cuevas: Maravillas desconocidas  »

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An Amazingly Bad Journey Despite the Caves.
9 August 2001 | by (east coast US) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie expecting:

1) Excellent Cinematography worthy of the IMAX format, and

2)amazing caves.

These elements Ruined the film:

-sketchy, condescending, quasi-scientific "plot" (EXTREMOPHILES? give me a break!)

  • annoying, unnecessary "characters", poorly developed,




-worst of all, the Moody Blues songs, which were cringe-inducing

throughout. This is good music, and has been for 30 years; but

whoever did the sound for this film is obviously a proud graduate

of the "way too much is almost enough" film school.

The star of this feature should have been the caves, (maybe if you

bring ear-plugs?), but instead we get:

-a spelunking hi-tech internet kindergarden teachers assistant,and

-a daredevil microbiologist, who pays lip service to a hazy

cure-for-all-illnesses pipe dream, but from the tiny amount of real

information about what she is doing, I think she is actually doing

biological weapons research, but doesn't know it. On second

thought, that would be too interesting.

TheTitle of this movie should have been: "ExtremeSports and 'Don't Worry We Hate Geology Even More

Than You Do' Present: The WonderTwins Conquer Cartoon Cavern! Starring the Voice of Liam Neeson! ROCK with the Moody Blues!"


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