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The Voices of Dolphins

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"When I was young, I was fascinated by nature specials on marine life.  I remember wishing that I could meet those scientists-a close encounter rather than a distant one.  I credit such experiences as important to shaping my goals in life.  I know  that many children will be deeply touched by this film, and some, like me, will make science their career."

--Dolphins marine biologist Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez

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"No creature in the wild ever seems to cooperate when you're making a film.  This is particularly true when you're attempting to shoot very specific behavior, like dusky dolphins herding bait balls.  Nothing seems to distract them when they are intent on hunting schools of fish, and during this phase they are difficult to approach, but after feeding, their mood shifts dramatically. They begin to socialize with one another, and they exhibit a playfulness and curiosity toward everything around them:  whales, boats, divers and underwater cameramen.  They'll approach within a few feet, inches sometimes, of the camera.  This would be a gift in any format except IMAX however, where their approaches can result in close-ups that are simply too much for the big screen.  Ironically, we often found ourselves wishing the duskies would stop being so attracted to the camera and back off!"

--Dolphins Underwater Cinematographer Paul Atkins

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Film Info

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BMZ Originals:

Dolphins: What the Kids Are Saying Real 300 K

Dolphins: What the Kids Are Saying Real 56 K

Clips & Trailers:

Dolphins Trailer MPEG

Dolphins: Trailer Real 300 K

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A MacGillivray Freeman Film, in association with the National Wildlife Federation. Producers: Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore. Director: Greg MacGillivray. Distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films Distribution. Japanese Distributor: Sarai Inc. Executive Producer: Christopher N. Palmer. Writers: Tim Cahill, Stephen Judson. Directors of Photography. Greg MacGillivray, Brad Ohlund. Narrator: Pierce Brosnan. Music by: Sting.


BMZ Reviews:

BMZ Review of Dolphins By Herb Lash

I Need You Like This Hole In My Head By Ross Anthony

Outside Reviews:

"Dolphins" By Jason Anderson, Eye Weekly

"Dolphins" By Vladimir Zelevinsky, The Tech (MIT)

"Dolphins more than IMAX eye-candy." By Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies

"Under the Sea" By Maryann Johanson, The Flick Filosopher

"Dolphins" By Norm Schrager, 24 Frames Per Second

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BMZ User Reviews

Rating: Excellent
Posted by: jodidemom
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Rating: Excellent
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Rating: Excellent
Posted by: ken_vandine
Great movie! Makes me want to move to the Bahamas and play with the Dolphins everyday :-) ... Read More >>