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On the Wing

bigImage ON THE WING traces the art of flying in all its various forms in this exploration of the relationship between natural and mechanical flight. The film features spectacular high-speed sequences of insects in flight, Andean condors, Mexican free-tailed bats, re-creations of the Wright brothers' 1902 Glider and 1903 Flyer, and QN-The Time Traveler(tm), the lifelike replica of the prehistoric pterodactyl Quetzalcoatlus Northropi.

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Sponsored by Johnson Wax and the Smithsonian Institution. Produced by Francis Thompson Inc. Directed by Francis Thompson and Bayley Silleck. Photographed by Burleigh Wartes and Leonidas Zourdoumis. Narrated by Academy Award winning actor F. Murray Abraham. Musical score by Richard Einhorn. Distributed by IMAX Corporation

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"'On the Wing' melds science and art" By Malcolm W. Browne, The New York Times (registration req'd)

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