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The Blue Planet (1982)

Il pianeta azzurro (original title)
The passage of time in different dimensions illustrated by biological evolution, the changing seasons and the everyday moments of human life.

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Franco Piavoli
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The passage of time in different dimensions illustrated by biological evolution, the changing seasons and the everyday moments of human life.

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pure documentary filmmaking
7 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

Franco Piavoli's environmental visual poem is the cinematic equivalent of New Age music, presenting a gentle, meditative collage of ambient sights and sounds meant to be absorbed more than watched. It's an idyllic vision of peace and plenty synchronized to the cycles of nature, with no scripted dialogue and, except for a brief moment, no orchestrated music to interrupt the flow of imagery. The setting is an Italian farm where a full year of seasons pass over the course of a single day, but there's a chronology to Piavoli's editing which suggests an even grander scale of evolution, from the genesis of springtime to the winter of extinction: water bugs to amphibians to Homo Sapiens. The effect is not unlike watching ice melt or grass grow: a slow, calming experience that can nevertheless be the ultimate in tedium to viewers not prepared for what to expect.


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Italian

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5 October 1984 (USA) See more »

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