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Crop Circles: Quest for Truth -- Signs indicate that some form of non-human intelligence is communication with us ... What's the message? Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker William Gazecki offers a compelling and provocative look at the mysterious phenomenon of Crop Circles.
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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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 9 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful pictures and dubious science, 5 November 2004
Author: quantumpeep from VA

I was disappointed with this movie. Despite the tagline 'Quest for Truth,' William Gazecki focuses primarily on a number of 'author/researchers' (as many of the descriptions seem to say) who all very much believe they are supernatural or extraterrestrial without much discussion of them as possible hoaxes. The science was dubious at best, but unfortunately, many of the statements were framed as scientific. Discussion of geometry and magnetic anomalies sound convincing without saying too much. Patterns do appear in nature, but they are also based on physical law, and didn't I see some humanoid forms in these geometrical crop circles? In one frustrating example, a researcher shows a linear plot consistent with the Beer-Lambert law (which she does not state accurately) and says that the cause is therefore radiation. The plot, with its compressed y axis and fairly low R-squared value, is not clearly linear, and even if it were, no true scientist would then conclude that it *must* therefore be a radiation effect. There are many examples of jargon thrown around a little too loosely. Although the science is shaky, there are many beautiful crop circles shown – amazing even as works of art -- and some interesting discussion about their origin. Unfortunately, it was discussion amongst people who essentially agree with each other.

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