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1 Giant Leap (2001)

Director: Jamie Catto, Jamie Catto, Duncan Bridgeman, more...
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Studio: Palm Pictures
Genre: Documentary, Foreign, Music, Documentary, Music, UK
Running Time: 155 min.
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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British musicians Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto came up with the idea for 1 Giant Leap after discovering their mutual interest in music, film, philosophy, spirituality, and diversity. The project is a synthesis of sound, words, and images collected from around the world, with each track growing as they traveled to 25 countries. They went to places like Senegal, Uganda, India, and Thailand, using only laptop computers and a digital video camera. The DVD features music and interviews with mainstream artists like Michael Stipe and Robbie Williams along with a multitude of unknown world musicians from Northern Africa to Southeast Asia. Author Kurt Vonnegut and actor Dennis Hopper also participate, among others. The disc is divided into 12 themes: Time, Confrontation, Sex, Masks, God, Faith, Blasphemy, Unity, Death, Money, Inspiration, and Happy. The film can be viewed in several different modes, according to the viewer's preferences. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Do we have to return this one? Or can we keep it out forever? by gisellebill December 16, 2003 - 11:43 AM PST
9 out of 11 members found this review helpful
This DVD is a bit perplexing at first--the menu has a lot of different choices. Just pick something, sit back and enjoy. The mixture of great world music, electronic music, great cinematography, and social commentary is fascinating. The Dolby 5.1 mix is really VERY good at filling up the room and immersing you in rhythm. This is really really good and you can either let it run in the background as music, or sit and watch it. I've been really impressed with Palm Pictures' releases and 1 Giant Leap is certainly no exception. It is captivating and HIGHLY recommended.

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(Average 6.94)
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Underappreciated/Niche gems
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Just when you thought you've seen it all, here is something completly different. Movies that are off beat, over the top, or just plain "campy". Recomended for a Friday or Saturday night.

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