AWESOME ALASKA ON CITY SCREEN
Director George Casey masterfully relates the genesis of Alaska and then explores its rich history, surprising wildlife, magnificent landscapes, harsh climate and bidding spirit. Aerial photography of the jagged snow-capped rocky landscape and towering glaciers are breathtaking.
The film features an abundance of Alaskan wildlife including moose, bears, seals, wolves, caribou and whales. In the immersing Imax experience, the audience gets to fish with brown bears, soar with bald eagles, dodge calving glaciers and race of the hooves of caribou. Cinematographer Rondey Taylor even gets the audience to experience the haunting by humpback whales. Underwater photography covers the entire sequence of whales drive, emit a ring of bubbles around the school of fish and then ascend through that ring to eat them.
Sharply scripted narration by Charlton Heston and an appropriate score add to the film’s magic. “It is a place little contaminated by the present, where we can rediscover a vitality and beauty vanishing from our lives. Whether or not we will ever reach Alaska,we all want to know such place still exists”—this is how narrator Charlton Heston summed up the film.