THE HISTORY CHANNEL and Academy Award-winning special effects studio Industrial Light and Magic (Star Wars, Harry Potter) join forces to imagine the state of planet Earth years after humans disappear. Stunning visual effects show how the environment will change as dams overflow, buildings crumble, and fires engulf once-mighty cities. Domestic animal life will die out and new species will claim their territory. Books and photographs will be reduced to faded scraps, while other signs of our existence may remain for eternity, standing as the tombstones of human civilization.
In this biting cinema verte, director Nanette Burstein follows a group
of four Indiana high school seniors as they navigate the social mazes
of adolescence, prepare for graduation, and generally deal with the
often surprising and strange situations that arise simply from being
17. Incorporating intimate footage...
As co-directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, the nature
documentary Earth represents an edited-down version of the 12-hour
small-screen miniseries Planet Earth, reslated for cinematic release.
The program provides a sweeping 99-minute tour of our home planet's
biosphere -- spanning every level of gaze, from the epic (crystal-clear
shots of theEarth hovering in space) to the hyper-specific (a mother
polar bear and her cubs