africa, the serengeti

24 07 2008

Narrated by James Earl Jones, National Geographic’s Africa: The Serengeti is not only one of my favorite documentaries, it’s one of my favorite movies, period. The cinematography is stunning, the pace is browsingly good. It’s story arc moves from focus on the wildebeest, which seems to serve as a migrating meal, to shots of hot air balloons flying overhead  and describes the role tourist money plays in supporting the wildlife preserves.

James Earl: “The equation of life on the Serengeti is simple: Herbivores eat plants. Carnivores eat herbivores” and “there is neither malice nor remorse on the Serengeti … nothing is wasted” with a deadpan matter-of-factness that only he can do.

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