this movie came out, my only objection to watching it in a cinema
was the probability that I would have had the smallest mustache
out of everyone watching it; the audience, too, would undoubtedly
have enjoyed corduroy and would have put patches on their jacket
elbows. For this movie attracts those of us who fancy ourselves
as being intelligent.
today we can appreciate this utter masterpiece without the fear
of too much facial hair, on DVD. The movie is very stylish and the
techniques used have been much copied.
it is fair to offer, that this movie has been slightly surpassed,
today, by the stunning natural history photography available and
the preponderance of the superb BBC natural history documentaries
and the Discovery Channel (and their ilk). But this movie was still
one of the first of its type.
of the hat and salutations all round.