Life (DVD)

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Description

This enthralling BBC series examines "the lengths living beings go to to stay alive," in the words of Sir David Attenborough. Aided by breathtaking high-definition cinematography, the makers of Planet Earth explore the more colourful strategies the world's creatures employ to procreate, evade predators, and obtain nourishment. Cameras travel though the air, under the water, and right into the faces of insects, like the alien visage of the stalk-eyed fly. Except for "Challenges of Life" and "Hunters and Hunted," each episode covers a different category, such as mammals and birds. Among the more memorable images: three cheetahs move with the relentless rhythm of mobsters, a school of flying fish glides through the air with the grace of ballerinas, and a Jesus Christ lizard skips across the water, like, well, you know. The strangest sights range from a pebble toad bouncing away from a spider like a rubber ball and brown-tufted capuchin monkeys pounding palm nuts with stone tools like the apes in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Witty writing and skilful editing, which distils thousands of hours of footage, make the learning go down easy (at one point, Sir David references Jurassic Park, which featured his brother, Richard).

Product Details

Barcode
6009707281907
Department
Movies & TV
Released
26 May 2017
Type
TV Shows
Format
DVD
Genre
Natural History
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
BBC
Number of Discs
4
Supply Source
South Africa

TV Show

Title
Life
Release Year
2015
Running Time
111 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Biography / Actors / Biographical / Friendships / Photographers
Ratings
IMDb
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes®
65% 47%
Metacritic
59
Synopsis
Anton Corbijn (CONTROL) helms this intimate behind-the-scenes look at the photoshoot and friendship between rising star James Dean (Dane DeHaan) and photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), which yielded the iconic images that appeared in LIFE magazine in 1955. When Stock meets Dean he knows there is something special about the shy young man and convinces his editor to allow him to shoot him for a spread that will coincide with the release of Dean's EAST OF EDEN. The images of the 24 year-old were some of his last, as Dean died tragically a few months later. Cast includes Joel Edgerton, Alessandra Mastronardi, Stella Schnabel and Ben Kingsley.
Poster
Poster for Life
Cast & Crew
Director
Anton Corbijn
Star
Dane DeHaan / Joel Edgerton / Lauren Gallagher / Ben Kingsley / Robert Pattinson
Co-Star
Salvatore Argante / John Blackwood / Jason Blicker / Allison Brennan / Kristian Bruun / Adam Cabral / Jessica Clement / Anton Corbijn / Eve Crawford / Steve Cumyn / Julian DeZotti / Rebecca Eady / Mark James Fernandes / Jack Fulton / Barbara Gordon / Kirsten Hager / Phillip Maurice Hayes / Emily Hurson / Dwight Ireland / Stephen Joffe / Kasey Lea / Drew Leger / Peter Lucas / Alessandra Mastronardi / Kelly J. McCreary / Stuart McLean / Gerry Mendicino / David Ross Paterson / Emma Pedersen / Kendal Rae / Nicholas Rice / Jake January Rinaldi / Renato Rizzuti / Jessica Rose / Stella Schnabel / Jimi Shlag / Paulette Sinclair / Caitlin Stewart / David Talbot / Michael Therriault / Andy Trithardt / Sara Waisglass / Ron White
Screenwriter
Luke Davies
Composer
Owen Pallett
Director of Photography
Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Assistant Director
Jack Boem
Set Decorator
Patricia Cuccia
Makeup
Jo-Ann MacNeil / Donald J. Mowat
Post-Production Supervisor
Rebekka Garrido
Production Manager/UPM
Melissa Girotti
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[C]inematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen makes masterful use of muted light and deep shadow, burning in Corbijn’s images of a rumpled actor trying to shrink away from his stalker’s remorseless lens."
Noel Murray (3 Dec 2015, )
Chicago Sun-Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "Smart move by Pattinson. It’s further evidence he’s a legitimate actor with a bright future, and the willingness to sublimate ego in favor of craft."
Richard Roeper (3 Dec 2015, )
Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "[It's] diverting as a portrait of the nascent celebrity industry, with fine performances from Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson."
Nev Pierce (18 Sep 2015, )
RogerEbert.com
3 stars out of 4 -- "Corbijn, as has been his custom in directing features, goes for mood and feel rather than narrative momentum..."
Glenn Kenny (4 Dec 2015, )