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Crop Circles: Quest for Truth -- The largest collection of crop circles ever captured on film, 'Crop Circles: Quest for Truth' is a compelling and provocative feature-length documentary film offering a comprehensive look at the crop circle phenomenon. Director William Gazecki takes the exploration from fiction to fact, drawing some shocking conclusions as he offers a rare glimpse into the inner sanctum of scientists studying crop circle formations. Visually stunning cinematography shot on location in the fields of Southern England enhances this documentary which includes rare footage and interviews with leading researchers.
Crop Circles: Quest for Truth -- This video is a commentary by the director of Crop Circles: Quest for Truth, William Gazecki, talking on the making of the movie. Crop Circles was theatrically released in 2003 and has aired on television. It is also available on DVD.

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Cast

 
Karen Alexander ... Herself - Writer & Publisher (as Karen Douglas)
Steve Alexander ... Himself - Photographer
Colin Andrews ... Himself - Author & Researcher
Bob Bates ... Himself - Artist & Teacher
Francine Blake ... Herself - Circle Researcher
Polly Carson ... Herself - Farmer
Simon Peter Fuller ... Himself - Historian
Michael Glickman ... Himself - Author & Lecturer
Robin Heath ... Himself - Author
Bert Janssen ... Himself - Author & Researcher
Palden Jenkins ... Himself - Philosopher
Isabelle Kingston ... Herself - Historian
Nick Kollerstrom ... Himself - Educator
W.C. Levengood ... Himself - Biophysicist (archive footage)
John Martineau ... Himself - Author & Publisher
John Michel ... Himself - Author
Michael Miley ... Himself - Journalist
Andreas Müller ... Himself - International Crop Circle Archive
Janet Ossebaard ... Herself - Author & Researcher
Lucy Pringle ... Herself - Author & Photographer
Jazz Rasool ... Himself - Astrophysicist
Nancy Talbott ... Herself - BLT Research Team, Inc.
Busty Taylor ... Himself - Pilot & Photographer
Andy Thomas ... Himself - Author & Researcher
Paul Vigay ... Himself - Circle Researcher
George Wingfield ... Himself - Photographer

Directed by
William Gazecki 
 
Produced by
William Gazecki .... producer
Diahann Hughes .... co-executive producer
Suzanne Taylor .... executive producer
Suzanne Taylor .... executive producer (as Sue Taylor)
Monte Zinn .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Hamilton  (as David Langley Hamilton)
 
Cinematography by
Ariane Compagnone 
 
Film Editing by
Morgan Barnard 
 
Sound Department
Gail Bates .... sound
Tim Coleman .... sound
Sean Findley .... sound
Julian Gibsone .... sound
Libah Jane Grossman .... sound
Charles Mallett .... sound
Suzanne Taylor .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gail Bates .... additional photographer
Tim Coleman .... additional photographer
Sean Findley .... additional photographer
Julian Gibsone .... additional photographer
Libah Jane Grossman .... additional photographer
Charles Mallett .... additional photographer
Suzanne Taylor .... additional photographer
 
Editorial Department
Sean Humphries .... assistant editor
 
Thanks
Lily Blaisdell Hamilton .... special thanks
 

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
This film WILL change you, 22 February 2004
Author: Peter (fineanimal) from San Diego, California

Unlike most modern documentaries, Crop Circles: Quest For Truth does not attempt to provide viewers with a balanced look at both sides of a controversial issue. Instead, it focuses almost exclusively on the side you will never see in the mass media, and that is perfectly appropriate in this case. For the evidence provided is so overwhelmingly compelling that any attempt to balance it with the mass media "hoax" theory would have been an utter waste of time.

Crop Circles is everything a great documentary ought to be: it annihilates your pre-conceived notions of the subject under consideration and leaves you faced with the indisputable truth whether you like it or not. Even if no scientists or researchers had been interviewed, and if no history of crop circle appearances were presented, the sheer volume and complexity of the crop circle images themselves make it obvious to any thinking person that these are not hoaxes. Unless you assume that these images and, indeed, the film itself were a hoax, the viewer simply cannot deny that something we don't understand it as work here. This is not a fuzzy 16mm film of Bigfoot walking through the woods. What William Gazecki gives us is a comprehensive visual catalog of every type of crop circle geometry that has been found over the past 30 years. Every time you think you've seen it all, the patterns become even more intricate and beautiful. An absolutely stunning display of natural--or perhaps supernatural--phenomena.

Although some researchers offer their opinions as to the origin of crop circles, none seem particularly dogmatic, and all seem open to new ideas. I was actually quite surprised by the credibility and sensibility of these researchers. The mass media would have you believe these people are kooks, like the UFO landing site researcher in Waiting For Guffman. Yet another reason to avoid the mass media when you're interested in truth.

The DVD special features add even more to the intrigue with film footage of military helicopters harassing researchers. Why would the government want to stop people from researching a hoax?

As a film, Crop Circles: Quest For Truth has several flaws, from interviews filled with distractions to lengthy scene transitions that repeatedly make you wonder whether your DVD player has frozen. Most frustrating of all, the sound level is very low, and I had to connect a different amplifier to get a comfortable volume. But the content here is so extraordinary that none of this matters. Gazecki's film is a masterpiece because it completely unravels in less than two hours a "hoax" theory that has taken the mass media/government/skeptics years to foist upon the masses.

Watch it and be changed.

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