Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision

Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision

Director: David Lebrun

Cast: David Lebrun, Marian Seldes

     
 

Filmmaker David Lebrun casts his eye on the evolution of art, science, and the world around us in this fusion of documentary and experimental forms. Ernst Haeckel was a 19th Century biologist with a keen interest in art; he found a way to merge these two disciplines when he published the book Art Forms in Nature, in which he offered detailed sketches of nearlySee more details below

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Filmmaker David Lebrun casts his eye on the evolution of art, science, and the world around us in this fusion of documentary and experimental forms. Ernst Haeckel was a 19th Century biologist with a keen interest in art; he found a way to merge these two disciplines when he published the book Art Forms in Nature, in which he offered detailed sketches of nearly 4,000 different single-celled organisms. As Lebrun tells the story of Haeckel and his work, he meditates upon the vision shared by the artists and scientist and other great minds of the age, and uses Haeckel's images as a jumping off point for his own visual explorations. Proteus received its world premier at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
UPC:
0720229913416
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
74,436

Special Features

The making of Proteus; Radiolaria gallery; Resources; Biography of Ernst Haeckel

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Proteus
1. Overture [6:36]
2. Haeckel's Youth: Science Vs. Religion [7:02]
3. The Ancient Mariner [2:25]
4. Haechel at Wurzburg: Exploring the Depths [7:28]
5. Haeckel In Naples and Capri [9:07]
6. Haeckel In Messina [4:15]
7. Haeckel's Theories: The CHallenger Voyage Begins [5:13]
8. Haeckel at Jena: The Challenger Voyage Ends [6:35]
9. Haeckel's Late Career [3:03]
10. Haeckel's Legacy [7:28]
1. Early Animation [8:01]
2. The Origins of Proteus [7:22]
3. Animating the Radiolaria [7:51]
4. The Film Takes Shape [7:24]
5. Consulting the Experts [4:35]
6. The Final Steps [10:10]

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