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The Old Man and the Sea

bigImage In an explosion of stunning imagery, Academy Award® winning animator Aleksandr Petrov hand-painted 29000 images on sheets of glass to tell the tale of a fisherman's extraordinary duel in this telling of Ernest Hemingway's classic story. Because of the influence of Hemingway's life on his writing, Petrov's larger-than-life re-creation of the author's award-winning story is precluded by a compelling 17-minute live-action prologue, entitled HEMINGWAY: A PORTRAIT. By understanding Hemingway's life, audiences can better appreciate the themes of his work.

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Old Man and the Sea: Petrov [Real 300 K]

Old Man and the Sea: Preview Reel [Real 300 K]

Old Man and the Sea: Trailer [Real 300 K]

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Joint Production of Productions Pascal Blais, Panorama Film Studio of Yaroslav, Imagica Corporation, Dentsu Tec, and NHK Enterprises 21. Producers: Bernard Lajoje and Tatsuo Shimamura. Director: Aleksandr Petrov. Distributed by Ogden Entertainment and Pascal Blais Distribution, Inc. Executive Producers: Jean-Yves Martel, Shizuo Ohashi. Associate Producers: Koichi Hirao, Yoshitaka Tsutsui. Creative Producers: Pascal Blais, Bernard Lajoie. Animation: Aleksandr Petrov, Dimitri Petrov. Director of Photography and Motion Control Camera Operator: Serguei Rechetnikoff. Editor: Denis Papillon. With the voices of "Old Man": Gordon Pinsent, "Boy": Kevin Delaye. Original Music by: Normand Roger. Based on the novel, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway.


Outside Reviews:

"The Old Man and the Sea" By Charles Martin, Film Threat

"'Old Man' is IMAX Catch" By Sun Newspapers

"Old Man and the Sea" By Paul Fischer, Urban Cinefile

"The Old Man and the Sea/Hemingway: A Portrait" By Matthew Leyland, Talking Pictures

"The Old Man and the Sea" By Oliver Jones, Variety

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Rating: Excellent
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Amazing . . . I cannot fathom how this one is not playing in more theaters (with all the subpar imax films that ARE.). It really deserved the OSCAR it received. ... Read More >>

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