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Title The white diamond / Wellspring ; Marco Polo Film ; a film by Werner Herzog ; producer, Werner Herzog, Annette Scheurich, Lucki Stipetic ; writer, Werner Herzog ; original storyline, Rudolph Herzog, Annette Scheurich ; directed and narrated by Werner Herzog ; produced by Marco Polo Film AG.

Publication Info. [Heidelberg, Germany] : Marco Polo Film AG ; New York : Wellspring Media, Inc., [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 918.81 W58    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (90 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; 16 x 9 anamorphic presentation.
Performer Graham Dorrington, Mark Anthony Yhap, Anthony Melville, Michael Wilk, Jan-Peter Meewes, Jason Gibson.
Credits Camera, Henning Brümmer, Klaus Scheurich ; editor, Joe Bini ; music, Ernst Reijseger, Eric Spitzer-Marlyn ; based on an idea by Rainer Bergomaz, Marion Pöllmann.
Note Originally produced as a German documentary in 2004.
Summary Graham Dorrington is an enthusiastic English aeronautical engineer on a mission to revive the airship, that ill-fated aeronautic conveyance otherwise known as the dirigible or zeppelin, to fly over the Amazon canopy. His eagerness is diminished by the memory an incident 10 years earlier, in which photographer Dieter Plage was killed. This film records an expedition to Guyana, where Dorrington and his small crew of researchers, technicians, and porters struggle with the elements, the laws of physics, and one another as they try to get a new vessel off the ground. Mr. Herzog, who has made a specialty of finding obsessives and eccentrics who push themselves to extremes, asks questions, films, and narrates the result.
Contents Opening -- New breed -- Let's go fly -- Dieter Plage -- 9.7 meter diameter -- 7,900 miles of rock -- Stupid stupidities -- Canopy -- Dangerous dream -- Completely free -- Real white diamond -- Closing credits.
Note Special features: Werner Herzog Filmography [text feature]; Trailer gallery (12 min.); Coming attractions [trailers] (7 min.).
Language In English.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Dorrington, Graham.
Airships -- Testing.
Airships -- Accidents.
Guyana -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Foreign films.
Nature films.
Documentary films.
Nature films -- Germany.
Documentary films -- Germany.
Added Author Herzog, Werner, 1942- Producer. Director.
Scheurich, Annette.
Stipetić, Lucki.
Herzog, Rudolph.
Dorrington, Graham.
Marco Polo Film (Firm)
Wellspring Media.
ISBN 0794205909
Standard No. 720917546926
Music No. FLV5469 Wellspring Media
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