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Cave of forgotten dreams [videorecording] / Sundance Selects ; History Films presents a Creative Differences production ; a film by Werner Herzog ; written and directed by Werner Herzog ; produced by Erik Nelson ; produced by Adrienne Ciuffo ; executive producers, Dave Harding, Julian P. Hobbs, David McKillop, Molly Thompson ; produced in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture, Communication [and the] Department of Cultural Heritage.

Nelson, Erik, 1955- (Film producer). Ciuffo, Adrienne. (Film producer). Harding, Dave. (Film producer). Hobbs, Julian P. (Film producer). McKillop, David H. (Film producer). Thompson, Molly. (Film producer). Herzog, Werner, 1942- (Screenwriter, Film director, Narrator). Zeitlinger, Peter. (Cinematographer). Bini, Joe. (Film editor). Hawke, Maya. (Film editor). Reijseger, Ernst. (Composer). Sundance Selects (Firm) (Added Author). History Films. (Added Author). Creative Differences Productions. (Added Author). France. Ministère de la culture et de la communication. (Added Author). Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel (France) (Added Author). MPI Media Group. (Added Author).

Electronic resources

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library DVD 7591 37684001104233 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0788614088
  • ISBN: 9780788614088
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 3-D and 2-D versions, widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Creative Differences Productions, Inc. ; ©2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: Ode to the dawn of man, a short film by Werner Herzog (39 min.); Trailer [for the film] (2 min.); Previews (9 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Peter Zeitlinger ; editors, Joe Bini, Maya Hawke ; music, Ernst Reijseger.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Werner Herzog.
Summary, etc.:
Overcoming considerable technical challenges, iconic director Werner Herzog takes viewers into the interior of Chauvet Cave in southern France where the world's oldest cave paintings--hundreds in number--were discovered in 1994. These 32,000-year-old artworks--pristine and astonishingly realistic drawings of horses, cattle, and lions--come alive in the torchlight, as Herzog muses on this extraordinary place, the nature and purpose of Paleolithic art, and its creators. For Herzog, these paintings present perhaps the earliest manifestation of our primal desire to communicate and represent the world around us, which leads him to wider metaphysical contemplations on evolution and our place within it, and ultimately on what it means to be human.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G.
Original Version Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray disc ; Region A; 1080p ; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 ; high-definition.
Blu-ray 3-D disc ; Region A ; 1080p ; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 ; high-definition.
Language Note:
In English with optional Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Subject: Chauvet Cave (France)
Cave paintings > France > Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
Art, Prehistoric > France > Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
3-D films.
Feature films.

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