The Wild Blue Yonder

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Category: 21
All Genres: Sci-Fi
Release Year: 2005
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Runtime: 80
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Werner Herzog
Sound: Stereo

  • When the bottomline crosses the line.

  • Writing by: Werner Herzog – writer

    Produced by: Jill Coulon – assistant producer: France
    Norm Hill – video producer
    Christine Le Goff – executive producer
    Pedro G. Ortega – assistant producer
    Andre Singer – producer
    Lucki Stipetic – executive producer

    Cast: Brad Dourif – The Alien
    Capt. Donald Williams – Astronaut Commander
    Dr. Ellen Baker – Astronaut physician
    Franklin Chang-Diaz – Astronaut Plasma Physicist
    Shannon Lucid – Astronaut biochemist
    Michael McCulley – Astronaut pilot
    Roger Diehl – Mathematician
    Ted Sweetser – Mathematician
    Martin Lo – Mathematician

    Music: Ernst Reijsiger
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    Plot Outline: VOICES IN WARTIME is a feature-length documentary that sharply etches the experience of war through powerful images and the words of poets…
    Plot: VOICES IN WARTIME is a feature-length documentary that sharply etches the experience of war through powerful images and the words of poets – unknown and world-famous. Soldiers, journalists, historians and experts on combat interviewed in VOICES IN WARTIME add diverse perspectives on war's effects on soldiers, civilians and society. In VOICES IN WARTIME, poets around the world, from the United States and Colombia, to Britain and Nigeria, to Iraq and India, share their views and experiences of war that extend beyond national borders and into the depth of the human soul. The film also brings to life how poetry and war have been intertwined since the beginning of recorded history – from ancient Babylonia and the fields of Troy – to the great conflicts of the 20th century and the current war in Iraq. The stirring words of poets of the past – Homer, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman and Shoda Shinoe from Hiroshima are combined with more recent voices: a Vietnam vet, poets in Baghdad, a poet whose family experienced the devastating war in Biafra. The poetry moves us to the emotion of war explained to us by soldiers, journalists and a doctor who have experienced the effects of combat first hand. The poetry illuminates the reality. And the documentary reality helps us to understand the poetry. Together they sear the experience, emotions and sacrifices of war into our hearts and minds. VOICES IN WARTIME gives the gut-wrenching experience of war a fresh perspective. It steps away to look at all wars – not just the conflicts currently in the news. The terrible beauty of the poetry is our guide, distilling the grim realities and divers emotions of war. History and literature have shown us that in times of war poets can lead us to greater truths and that the power of poetry can help us understand the trauma, violence and death caused by armed conflict. VOICES IN WARTIME uses the words of Wilfred Owen, considered by many to be the greatest poet of World War I, as a guide: “Above all I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The poetry is the pity…All a poet can do today is warn. That is why Poets must be truthful.”

    Movie Quotes: The Alien: You know, our great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfathers were fine scientists, but the journey was long and boring and when we got here, hundreds of hundreds and hundreds and hundreda and hundreds of years later, those of us who arrived here just… sucked.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Star Trevor Huster (as “Steve) earned two interesting credits for the film: “Best Man in the Water” for a sequence requiring him to lay face down in a freezing cold stream for back-to-back days of filming. And “1st to Pass Out” as a result of filming the dialogue-heavy porch chat scenes with George Petrus (Jake) which required the two to swig Erie Brewing Company's famous Railbender Ale for 20+ takes.

    Goofs: We know about 7 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Anachronisms: People in the saloon sing “A Bird in a Gilded Cage.” The scene takes place in 1892; the song was written in 1900.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

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