War Photographer

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Overview

This acclaimed documentary on photojournalist James Nachtwey has been given a respectful presentation for its release on DVD. War Photographer has been given a letterboxed transfer at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on widescreen monitors. The film's narration and dialogue is in German and English and has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo; optional subtitles in English, German, French, and Italian have also been included. Bonus materials include ...
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Overview

This acclaimed documentary on photojournalist James Nachtwey has been given a respectful presentation for its release on DVD. War Photographer has been given a letterboxed transfer at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on widescreen monitors. The film's narration and dialogue is in German and English and has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo; optional subtitles in English, German, French, and Italian have also been included. Bonus materials include interviews with filmmaker Christian Frei and photographer James Nachtwey; additional information on the creative team, where they shot the film, and the real-life people involved; and the film's original trailer.
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Special Features

Interviews with James Nachtwey & Christian Frei; Trailer; Crew; Protagonists; Locations; Scene selections; Original languages: English & German; Subtitles: English/Spanish/French/German/Italian; 16:9/suitable for all screen formats; 1.85:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Todd Kristel
This calm, somber, and serious film is as much about what it means to be a war photographer, including the philosophical issues involved in documenting human suffering, as it is about James Nachtwey's life and career. Indeed, Nachtwey remains a somewhat remote figure throughout the film, due partly to his reserved and self-effacing personality and partly to the filmmaker's apparent disinterest in delving too deeply into Nachtwey's background or personal life. However, some of the scenes in this movie offer a unique sense of visual intimacy because of the small video camera that was fastened to the body of Nachtwey's still camera. It's almost as if we were leaning near Nachtwey's right ear, watching the subjects that he is photographing while his right index finger moves busily in front of us. This is not quite the same as seeing through his eyes, but it does provide an approximate idea of his perspective, including a certain sense of sympathetic detachment from the people and events he's photographing. The documentary follows Nachtwey to several locations, including Jakarta and Ramallah, and shows him choking on sulfur fumes and tear gas and risking getting shot in the course of his work. With comments from various individuals such as CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour and magazine editor Hans-Hermann Klare, this documentary provides an interesting perspective on Nachtwey and war photography in general, although some viewers may consider the movie to be a bit slow. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • UPC: 720229910880
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English, Deutsche
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 41,337

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Christian Frei Director, Editor, Producer
David Darling Score Composer
Florian Eidenbenz Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Indergand Cinematographer
Eleni Karaindrou Score Composer
Barbara Muller Asst. Director
James Nachtwey Cinematographer
Arvo Part Score Composer
Ingrid Staedeli Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Witz Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [4:08]
2. Chapter 2 [6:32]
3. Chapter 3 [4:17]
4. Chapter 4 [5:27]
5. Chapter 5 [5:46]
6. Chapter 6 [3:44]
7. Chapter 7 [5:26]
8. Chapter 8 [5:39]
9. Chapter 9 [3:22]
10. Chapter 10 [1:17]
11. Chapter 11 [7:27]
12. Chapter 12 [5:00]
13. Chapter 13 [2:38]
14. Chapter 14 [7:37]
15. Chapter 15 [5:56]
16. Chapter 16 [6:53]
17. Chapter 17 [3:12]
18. Chapter 18 [9:32]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scene Selection
   Subtitles
      English
      French
      Spanish
      German
      Italian
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
   Special Features
      Locations
      Protagonists
      Crew
      Trailer
      Interview With James Nachtwey
      Interview With Christian Frei
   Play Movie
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