Produced by the Army Pictorial Service, Signal Corps, with the cooperation of the Army Air Forces and the United States Navy, and released by Warner Bros. for the War Activities Committee, ... See full summary »
Chester W. Nimitz,
Jonathan M. Wainwright
The photographic record of an African expedition led by producer-explorer Armand Denis and his (very) photogenic and camera-toting wife Michaela, who goes bird-riding at an ostrich farm. ... See full summary »
Irwin Allen explores the mysteries of the deep blue sea in this Technicolor documentary. Based on Rachel L. Carson's famous study, this Oscar-winning project investigates everything under the sea, from sharks, whales and octopuses to microscopic creatures and their coexistence in this vast underwater world.Written by
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It has been established beyond all reasonable doubt that the great Arctic change of climates started somewhere about 1900 and has spread so rapidly that small glaciers have already disappeared, and the big ones are melting at a startling rate.
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At the end of the film, "The End?" is displayed on screen with a question mark while an off-screen narrator speaks the last lines: "What is the fate of the world? Is this the end?" The question mark then disappears, leaving "The End" and the film closes. See more »
This work conveys an appreciation of not only sea life but the oceans as an avenue of commerce, subject of artisans and realm of warfare. At a surface level it seems to run counter to the reputation of Rachel Carson as conservationist. It depicts, without judgment, not only the capture but the killing of large fish. At least one such scene was gratuitous. But as that was the attitude of the day (1953), it realistically depicted the attitude, if unwittingly. Still, because of the camera work, the detail and the both Atlantic and Pacific settings the viewer is left with a large chunk of the appreciation of that 70% of the Earth it's obvious Carson and screenwriter Irwin Allen (Flipper, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) posses.
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