American National Parks
For all national park lovers!

Addiction of the best kind!

  • Apr 1, 2011
Rating:
+5
Magical moments… photography of superior quality, so clear and crisp that entices one to focus on the beauty of our natural world. It must have taken the cameramen countless hours to simply wait for the right shot/s.  Wildness so magnificent that I wish I could dwell in it without having to return to the routine of our daily lives. Poetic alpine lakes, peaceful coasts and enormous mountain peaks that instill something indescribable in the spirit within all of us. The beauty of America’s national parks all within the confines of your homes, isn’t that simply awesome?!

This is a series of coffee table books version of landscapes that could be played over and over again in one’s living room. Imagine a 60” LCD screen that dominates your living room with exceptional beautiful vistas greeting you and/or your guests whenever you return to your home sweet home. I think I can live that image over and over again without any other furniture with the exception of a comfy sofa and bed. That’ll be all I need for a full-day’s work. I gasped! What beauty that awaits!


Our needs are simpler than we thought. A TV, DVD player and laptop, that’s all. Within these, we will be able to capture an entire universe. When you think about it, life has actually gotten simpler rather than more complicated. It has come to our compounds without us going through miles and miles of lands and space. Although there is much to be said about seeing it with one’s eyes, landscapes of immeasurable beauty are now available to a large percentage of mankind. Technology is not exclusive. Rather it has become inclusive in that sense.
 
Vistas that are awe-inspiring, give us hopes and reminded me of the footpaths I’ve treaded across the world over the last decade. Oh my, I need to go on a trip!!! I’m hooked for the longest time. It’s addictive and it’s the best kind of drugs for one’s soul! A high that has us gasped for more… This is a film that reminded me that life is not jaded, not by a long shot. That there are still something to surprise and see out there, that we need to go back to nature, to the basics, to what makes life worth living…
 
America is a great land… not simply of opportunity but a land of immense beauty. It is up to each and every one of us to search for that piece of sanctuary where one can call home… home, as in where the heart is. These are the treasures of life, it is out there as well as within. It is for each and everyone to grasp and to hold. It is the love for the planet we call Earth…
 
North American National Parks is directed, photographed and edited by David Fortney in 2006. The original film was produced for the IMAX so some of you might be lucky enough to catch it in the IMAX theater near you. It covers sceneries from these parks (in alphabetical order):
  • Banff
  • Bryce
  • Canyonlands
  • Cascade
  • Colorado Plateau
  • Denali
  • Death Valley
  • Grand Canyon
  • Grand Teton
  • Jasper
  • Monument Valley
  • Olympic Coast
  • Yellowstone
  • Yosemite

A 95-mins journey into the most beautiful parts of the world. A trip worth venturing and memory keepsake for all those trips prior!
Hooked! Poetic Nature Hooked! Poetic Nature

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April 06, 2011
I LOVE these kinds of documentaries! Thanks for the review!
April 07, 2011
Great! I've been reviewing Alaska, Scenic National Parks, Antarctica and The Alps recently. Hope you enjoy them too! These IMAX films are truly some of the best around! Spring beckons! Time to pack and go on a trip!
 
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