Manufactured Landscapes

Manufactured Landscapes

Edward Burtynsky

DVD - 2007 | Widescreen edition.
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Edward Burtynsky has gained international recognition for his photographs of what he calls manufactured landscapes. He argues that we have reached past the point now where we are at the mercy of the environment--our planet now lives and dies at our mercy. This is not meant to be a frightening concept, though many of the images are sobering, in this chilling but ultimately beautiful documentary on what industrialization is doing to man and the world as we know it. Or used to know it. Manufactured Landscapes tells the story of these images, and how Burtynsky came to be so fascinated with the concept of human design. It follows a recent photo shoot in China, photographing the effects of that country's massive industrial revolution, showing us a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes for a famous photographer in action.
Publisher: Montreal, Quebec : National Film Board of Canada, [2007]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
Branch Call Number: DVD 779.451 MAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sound, color and black & white ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 insert (1 folded sheet ([6] pages) : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Additional Contributors: Burtynsky, Edward 1955-

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Apr 11, 2016

Fairly boring and says nothing new, shows nothing new or interesting. Mostly its about the difficulties of waiting to get the right light for the photograph. His talk is excerpted from a lecture, and it is awful - all those "uhs" and "ums" make it seem like he is a fifteen year old in a class presentation. Music and on site sound recordings and some silence would have been preferable. Most of the images, are, nevertheless, powerful and forces one to reconsider one's perspective on things.

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