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13 June 2007 (Belgium) See more »
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Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A Mind-Expanding Film, but not a Pulse-Quickening One See more (22 total) »

Cast

 
Edward Burtynsky ... Himself

Directed by
Jennifer Baichwal 
 
Produced by
Jennifer Baichwal .... producer
Shana Collier .... associate producer: Foundry Films
Richard Hughes .... assistant producer
Richard Hughes .... field producer
Daniel Iron .... producer
Lucas Lackner .... associate producer
Nick de Pencier .... producer
Jeff Powis .... associate producer
Paul Scherzer .... line producer
Noah Weinzweig .... line producer: China
 
Original Music by
Dan Driscoll 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Mettler 
 
Film Editing by
Roland Schlimme 
 
Production Management
Noura Kevorkian .... production manager: Los Angeles
Marcus Schubert .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Joseph Doane .... additional music
Dan Driscoll .... sound
Steve Hammond .... foley artist
Mandy Ley .... assistant re-recording mixer
Sanjay Mehta .... location sound recordist
Peter Mettler .... sound
David Rose .... sound re-recording mixer
David Rose .... supervising sound editor
Roland Schlimme .... additional music
Roland Schlimme .... consultant for sound design and music
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Jane Tattersall .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Price .... assistant camera
Noah Weinzweig .... cinematographer: aerial footage
 
Editorial Department
Cort Bremner .... dailies assistant editor
Louis Casado .... film timer
Chanda Chevannes .... post-production coordinator
Ross Cole .... telecine transferer
Joseph Doane .... dailies assistant editor
Ed Ham .... on-line editor
Avril Jacobson .... assistant editor
Colin Moore .... colorist
Brian Reid .... on-line editor
Trevor Risbridger .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Jeannie Baxter .... general manager: Edward Buetynsky
Malcolm Brown .... title designer
Sarah Christie .... production coordinator
Kerryn Ciracovitch .... daily production coordinator
Stephanie Dudley .... motion designer
Brooke Hanson .... production assistant
Christine Hobson .... office manager: Mercury Films
Ted Hobson .... production assistant
Luo Li .... translator
Karen Machtinger .... arts administrator
Jennifer Maund .... bookkeeper: Mercury Films
Chelsea McMullan .... research assistant
Ryan J. Noth .... production assistant
Stephen Paniccia .... production accountant
Maggie Tang .... production coordinator (as Xiaobin Tang)
Longyu Tong .... translator
Catherine Xiaowen Xu .... translator
Lanny Dong Zhi Ying .... translator
 
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Sebastian Cluer .... special thanks
 

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86 min | Canada:90 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A Mind-Expanding Film, but not a Pulse-Quickening One, 16 December 2006
Author: benl-4 from Toronto, Canada

This film follows Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky to China where he documented the grim scale of Chinese industry and it's impact on the... landscape, obviously! Burtynsky's fascinating photos of industrial activity and waste have been exhibited widely, I saw the local exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario two years ago and came home with both the exhibition book of the same name and one of his framed 'quarry' prints. Now I've seen Jennifer Baichwal's film on the same topic. I think they've covered the media bases. Perhaps a role-playing game for PS3? So, thumbs up or down? Well, a thumb in each direction I think. The film gave visual context to Burtynsky's photos, which was helpful because sometimes you just can't believe that his images come from the real world. It also expanded them by capturing more of the human presence, which is often incidental in his photos. The film opened with a five minute tracking shot (shades of Robert Altman) along rows of bustling manual assembly lines. The scene showed both the monumental scale of China's industries and the massive and repetitive human activity that makes it possible. Watching a worker assemble a small electrical component at lightning speed and then later watching peasants tapping the metal off of computer chips for recycling reminded me that industry grinds down people as well as landscapes.

There were some clever juxtapositions that highlighted the economic divide in China. The remark "this is an open kitchen", for example, started while we watched a peasant's medieval outdoor stove in use but concluded while we watched the speaker, a Shanghai Realtor, show off her open-concept luxury kitchen.

The down side? Well, the film kind of dragged on (how many slow tracking shots can we sit through in a night?) and the sound track was excessively "industrial" and often grating.

Still, Manufactured Landscapes is a mind-expanding film that illuminates and expands on Edward Burtynsky vision and trusts the viewer to interpret it.

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