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The Resource Encounters at the end of the world, Discovery Films ; ThinkFilm ; a film by Werner Herzog ; directed, written and narrated by Werner Herzog ; produced by Henry Kaiser ; produced by Creative Differences Productions, Inc. for The Discovery Channel, (videorecording)

Encounters at the end of the world, Discovery Films ; ThinkFilm ; a film by Werner Herzog ; directed, written and narrated by Werner Herzog ; produced by Henry Kaiser ; produced by Creative Differences Productions, Inc. for The Discovery Channel, (videorecording)

Label
Encounters at the end of the world
Title
Encounters at the end of the world
Statement of responsibility
Discovery Films ; ThinkFilm ; a film by Werner Herzog ; directed, written and narrated by Werner Herzog ; produced by Henry Kaiser ; produced by Creative Differences Productions, Inc. for The Discovery Channel
Contributor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Interviewer
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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-
Related
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter Zeitlinger ; edited by Joe Bini ; music composed by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley ; executive producer, Erik Nelson
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: G
Language note
In English, with optional subtitles in English SDH or Spanish
LC call number
G860
LC item number
.E53 2008
PerformerNote
Narrated by Werner Herzog
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1955-
  • 1944-
  • 1944-2017
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Herzog, Werner
  • Kaiser, Henry
  • Nelson, Erik
  • Zeitlinger, Peter
  • Bini, Joe
  • Lindley, David
  • Demme, Jonathan
  • Discovery Films
  • Thinkfilm (Firm)
  • Creative Differences Productions
  • Discovery Channel (Firm)
  • Discovery Communications, Inc
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
101
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  • Herzog, Werner
  • Research
  • Research teams
  • Human beings
  • Human beings
  • Social isolation
  • Antarctica
  • McMurdo Station (Antarctica)
  • McMurdo Station (Antarctica)
  • Estado atmosférico
  • Antarctica
Technique
live action
Label
Encounters at the end of the world, Discovery Films ; ThinkFilm ; a film by Werner Herzog ; directed, written and narrated by Werner Herzog ; produced by Henry Kaiser ; produced by Creative Differences Productions, Inc. for The Discovery Channel, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 2007
  • Special features include: 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.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Dive camp
  • Under the frozen sky
  • Celebration
  • Stories to tell
  • Absurd quests
  • Penguins
  • Mount Erebus
  • South Pole shrine
  • Exploring the volcano
  • Neutrino project
  • disc 1:
  • 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.)
  • Encounters at the end of the world
  • Why?
  • Ivan
  • Professional dreamers
  • Survival school
  • Seal scientists
  • Spirit
Control code
248719120
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
2 videodiscs (101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381506822
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
ENC5068DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)248719120
System details
DVD; NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital surround; aspect ratio 1.78:1 "enhanced for 16:9 televisions"
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Encounters at the end of the world, Discovery Films ; ThinkFilm ; a film by Werner Herzog ; directed, written and narrated by Werner Herzog ; produced by Henry Kaiser ; produced by Creative Differences Productions, Inc. for The Discovery Channel, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 2007
  • Special features include: 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.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Dive camp
  • Under the frozen sky
  • Celebration
  • Stories to tell
  • Absurd quests
  • Penguins
  • Mount Erebus
  • South Pole shrine
  • Exploring the volcano
  • Neutrino project
  • disc 1:
  • 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.)
  • Encounters at the end of the world
  • Why?
  • Ivan
  • Professional dreamers
  • Survival school
  • Seal scientists
  • Spirit
Control code
248719120
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
2 videodiscs (101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381506822
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
ENC5068DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)248719120
System details
DVD; NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital surround; aspect ratio 1.78:1 "enhanced for 16:9 televisions"
Video recording format
DVD

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