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Encounters at the end of the world

Author: Werner HerzogHenry KaiserErik NelsonPeter ZeitlingerJoe BiniAll authors
Publisher: [Silver Spring, Maryland] : Discovery Communications, Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment. [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Environmental films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Interviews
Named Person: Werner Herzog; Werner Herzog
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Herzog; Henry Kaiser; Erik Nelson; Peter Zeitlinger; Joe Bini; David Lindley; Jonathan Demme; Discovery Films,; Thinkfilm (Firm),; Creative Differences Productions,; Discovery Channel (Firm),; Discovery Communications, Inc.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 248719120
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English SDH or Spanish.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 2007.
Credits: Edited by Joe Bini ; director of photography, Peter Zeitlinger ; music composed by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley.
Performer(s): Narrated by Werner Herzog.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Rated G.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; 1.78:1 theatrical aspect ratio; enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Contents: Disc 1: Encounters at the end of the world --
Why? --
Ivan --
Professional dreamers --
Survival school --
Seal scientists --
Spirit --
Dive camp --
Under the frozen sky --
Celebration --
Stories to tell --
Absurd quests --
Penguins --
Mount Erebus --
South Pole shrine --
Exploring the volcano --
Neutrino project --
End credits ; Special features: Commentary with director Werner Herzog, producer Henry Kaiser and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger [audio only]; Featurettes Under the ice (36 min.); Over the ice (10 min.); Dive locker interview (18 min.); South Pole exorcism (12 min.); Seals & men (4 min.); Trailer (2 min.). Disc 2: Jonathan Demme interviews Werner Herzog [at the Museum of the Moving Image, NYC, June 5, 2008] / producers, Michelle Caputo, Shannon Hartman ; Art & Industry (67 min.).
Responsibility: Discovery Films ; Image Entertainment ; ThinkFilm ; a film by Werner Herzog ; directed, written and narrated by Werner Herzog ; produced by Henry Kaiser ; executive producer, Erik Nelson ; produced by Creative Differences Productions, Inc. for the Discovery Channel.
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This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent.

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