Voyage to the Edge of the World
|Voyage to the Edge of the World|
|Directed by||Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Philippe Cousteau and Marshall Flaum|
|Produced by||Les Requins associés|
|Written by||Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Philippe Cousteau|
|Starring||Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Philippe Cousteau, Albert Falco, Michel Laval,|
|Narrated by||Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Philippe Cousteau|
|Music by||Maurice Ravel pieces conducted by Serge Baudo|
|Cinematography||Philippe Cousteau and Colin Mounier|
|Edited by||Hedwige Bienvenu|
|September 1, 1976USA)
November 17, 1976 (France)
Voyage to the Edge of the World (French: Voyage au bout du monde) is a 1976 French nature documentary film directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, his son Philippe Cousteau and Marshall Flaum. The film follows a four months expedition, led through Antarctica by the end of 1975 and the beginning of 1976. It was Cousteau's third and last full-length film, following The Silent World (1956) and World Without Sun (1964). As a difference with those two earlier Cousteau films, both mainly narrated by Jacques-Yves Cousteau himself, on this film Jacques-Yves' voice-over alternates with co-director Philippe Cousteau's voice.
In December 1975 The Cousteau Society starts a four months expedition through Antarctica. The expedition also relies on Monaco's Oceanographic Museum and on La Rochelle Natural History Museum, that latter represented on board by Raymond Duguy (1927 - 2012), its by time director.
Divers and scientists of the expedition observe the fauna and the ice formations of the frozen continent. Footage is catch on board the expedition ship, the Calypso, but also at land (for example at Deception Island), underwater, over sea ice or from the air, by means of a hot air balloon and a helicopter. Voyage to the Edge of the World was the first film to show underwater footage taken from the submerged inside of glaciers or icebergs. It also was the first film to show high depth footage in Antarctic waters (thanks to the diving saucer SP-350 Denise).
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