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The Secret Life of Plants (1978)

Documents the pain and joy plants experience and how they communicate it. Soundtrack by Stevie Wonder.

Director:

Walon Green

Writers:

Christopher Bird (based on the book), Peter Tompkins (based on the book)
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Credited cast:
Ruby Crystal Ruby Crystal ... Self (voice)
John Ashley Hamilton ... Self (as John Ashley Hamilton)
Eartha Robinson Eartha Robinson ... Black Orchid
Peter Tompkins Peter Tompkins ... Self (voice)
Elizabeth Vreeland Elizabeth Vreeland ... Self (voice)
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Documents the pain and joy plants experience and how they communicate it. Soundtrack by Stevie Wonder.

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An incredible world of beauty and terror with a haunting music score by Stevie Wonder.


Certificate:

G
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Where'd it go?
23 February 2004 | by mrbooSee all my reviews

I saw this Paramount flick quite a few times, back when I was a projectionist just out of high school at the local art movie house, (this was circa 1982). I remember it being a mixture of dry documentary stuff and wonderful musical bits. Of the docu part I remember a scene where they hook a plant up to electrodes and measure it's sensitivity while they chop a head of lettuce in front of it (the plant freaks out on the machine's readout). I also remember a cool time lapse sequence with flowers blooming while they play "Here Come's The Sun". And the bits with Stevie Wonder wondering through a field of flowers was cool (and comical, as there was nothing for him to bump into). I've searched for years for this on video but I'm sure it's held up in musical right's limbo (that and the fact that no one's ever heard of it).


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Country:

USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

13 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vida secreta de las plantas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Infinite Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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