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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

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It’s pretty rare when I rent a movie and like it so much I let it go all the way through the end credits, back to the DVD menu, and play it again. But it’s no surprise I would fall in love with one of Werner Herzog’s latest documentaries, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”, about the incredibly well-preserved cave artwork and artifacts inside the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc cave in southern France. “Haunting” is the best one-word summary for this rare look inside the cave system. I was particularly entranced by the musical score.

It brought to mind Herzog’s 2008 documentary “Encounters at the End of the World”, about scientists stationed in Antarctica, which I had the good fortune to see at the Film Forum in Manhattan with Safora in June of that year.

The movie was filmed in 3-D, which I would have loved to have seen in a movie theater. However, the 2-D DVD is sufficiently entertaining.


Written by camcarlson

November 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

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