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Greece: Secrets of the Past

bigImage Like MYSTERIES OF EGYPT, GREECE: SECRETS OF THE PAST features the beauty and grandeur of an ancient civilization. The birthplace of democracy comes alive through an exciting archaeological adventure. Explore the majesty of Greece's islands and witness The Parthenon brought back to its original glory through amazing leading-edge computer-generated images.

GREECE: SECRETS OF THE PAST, directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, is the stirring story of how a Greek archeologist of the 21st century is uncovering the secret history of his ancient ancestors who forged a society that continues to astound the world today with its ideas, inventions and achievements. Set against the breathtaking, azure vistas of the Greek Isles, the film merges a contemporary archeological “detective story” with some of the most advanced and painstaking digital re-creations ever undertaken for an IMAX® theatre film, with scenes that restore such centuries-old spectacles as the original Parthenon and the volcanic eruption that buried Santorini in 1646 BC.

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Produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with the Canadian Museum of Civilization and with Museum Film Network. Major Funding for this Film was Provided by National Science Foundation. Presented by Alex G. Spanos. Distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. Director: Greg MacGillivray. Executive Producers: Alexander G. Spanos, Dea Spanos Berberian, Georgette Alithinos, Harrison Smith. Producers: Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore. Associate Producer: Maria Alithinos. Writers: Stephen Judson, Jon Boorstin. Editor: Stephen Judson. Music: Steve Wood. Director of Photography: Brad Ohlund. Narrator: Nia Vardalos.


BMZ Reviews:

First to Celebrate the Independent Mind By Ross Anthony

Greece: Secrets of the Past By Ann Coates

Outside Reviews:

"Greece gets IMAX treatment" By Steve Persall, St. Petersburg Times

"Latest Omnimax movie helps unlock the secrets of Greece" By Connie Yeager, The Cincinnati Post

"Imax produces a Greek appetizer" By Erik Floren, Edmonton Sun

"Rebuilding of Parthenon worth price of admission" By John Hartl, The Seattle Times

"The Golden Age in IMAX" By Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan

Related Articles

PTC Awards Greece With Seal of Approval By The Parents Television Council™ (March 29, 2007)

GSCA Announces Seven Award Recipients By Giant Screen Cinema Association (September 26, 2006)

Greece: Secrets of the Past Interview: Director Greg MacGillivray By BMZ Staff (February 17, 2006)

MFF Inks Nia Vardalos for Greece Film By MacGillivray Freeman Films (January 23, 2006)

MFF, A.G. Spanos Companies Partner to Produce Film Celebrating Greece By MacGillivray Freeman Films (September 20, 2004)

The Extraordinary and the New By Herb Lash (October 2002)

MacGillivray Announces New Slate of Films By MacGillivray Freeman Films (September 26, 2002)

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