Friday, April 22, 2016

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

An American documentary directed by Werner Herzog.
The film team goes to Antarctica to see places and interview people.
Although desultory, this was a good documentary of the journey. The interviews were very revealing and told lots about the people. Everyone elaborated on their past and how they came to live and work near McMurdo Station. I liked the bus driver's interview the most. There were also good camera shots of the natural beauty and ugliness of the area. Underwater shots captured aquatic life's beauty and McMurdo Station shots captured the ugliness of a perpetual construction site. The beginning included a section of Herzog's questions for the trip that was often absurd, but always thought provoking. As far as providing an accurate depiction of the journey, this really does a good job. I rate this good for being realistic and all-encompassing.

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