Recommended DVD: Rivers And Tides

Discussion in 'Book, Magazine, Gallery Reviews, Shows & Contests' started by mikewhi, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. mikewhi

    mikewhi Member

    Messages:
    808
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Redmond, WA
    Shooter:
    8x10 Format
    I watched this the other night. I recommend it as an excellent visual experience. Although it's about sculpture, it deals with seeing really. It show what the possibilities are in creating visual experiences. I think it would be good for photographers to help get in tune with the visual possibilites around us.

    Another highly visual DVD that I recommend is Baraka.

    -Mike

    here is what NetFlix says about Rivers and Tides:

    This amazing documentary from Thomas Riedelsheimer won the Golden Gate Award Grand Prize for Best Documentary at the 2003 San Francisco International Film Festival. The film follows renowned sculptor Andy Goldsworthy as he creates with ice, driftwood, bracken, leaves, stone, dirt and snow in open fields, beaches, rivers, creeks and forests. With each new creation, he carefully studies the energetic flow and transitory nature of his work.

    here is what they say about Baraka:

    The relationship between humans and their environment is the subject of this mesmerizing visual study from Ron Fricke, the cinematographer and editor of Koyaanisqatsi. The images -- which Fricke gathered from 24 countries -- range from the daily devotions of Tibetan monks and whirling dervishes to a cigarette factory and time-lapse views of the Hong Kong skyline. Diverse world music accompanies the visuals.
     
  2. Donald Miller

    Donald Miller Member

    Messages:
    6,242
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    I attended a showing of Andy Goldsworthy's here in Wichita recently. I was struck by the transitory nature of his natural creations. While I have not been aware of the other artist, I can highly recommend Goldsworthy.
     
  3. Andy K

    Andy K Member

    Messages:
    9,422
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Location:
    Sunny Southe
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Mike I completely agree about Baraka. I have had it in my collection for a few years now both on VHS and DVD. I watch it at least once a month. I find it is not only visually stunning, it is also a fantastic way to unwind.


    I will have to look out Rivers and Tides, sounds good.
     
  4. roteague

    roteague Member

    Messages:
    6,671
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Location:
    Kaneohe, Haw
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    I am not familar with the DVD, but it sounds like something I would enjoy. Would anyone have a link where I can get more information?
     
  5. mikewhi

    mikewhi Member

    Messages:
    808
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Redmond, WA
    Shooter:
    8x10 Format
  6. VoidoidRamone

    VoidoidRamone Subscriber

    Messages:
    490
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Location:
    New York Cit
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Not to do with this certain film...
    A movie that I finally saw that is photographed beautifully is Wim Wender's Wings Of Desire. It has some of the best looking shots I have ever seen in film, it made me appreciate the beauty of sometimes overlooked things in our everyday life. Both the b&w and the color is great. And I know that Wim Wenders is a great photog as well... I think his site is www.wim-wenders.com . his film Paris, Texas is very good also. Sorry to get off topic. -Grant