I am not much of a movie person. I am too much of a ‘do something’ person to be able to sit in one place for 90 minutes and watch a movie – unless of course, its something that pertains to planes, airports, flight – aviation in general.
AviatorCast – a podcast on aviation – recently interviewed Brian Terwilliger, a documentary movie maker. The podcast was focused on Brian’s latest production “Living in the Age of Airplanes”. I had heard about the movie back in April, but the movie is only distributed to science centers, museums, IMAX theaters to name a few. Hence it is not generally available in the regular theaters. I waited for it to come to a location in my city.
Today, I headed out to watch the movie. Words cannot describe the various emotions that one goes through upon viewing the movie – and there are too many to even describe. Brian passion for telling a story comes through. His passion for aviation also comes through. Most importantly his ability to conceptualize big ideas comes through. Breathtaking is one way to describe the movie. Its 50 minutes of exhilaration. Well researched and succinctly put together.
In 50 minutes, the Brian transports the viewer from beginning of humankind to present-day transportation capability. The movie humbles the viewer.
The script focuses on the machine – more than anything else – and attempts to keep the focus on the significance of the airport.
If you haven’t watched it, please do. Brian has crafted a beautiful message through the movie.The movie’s website is www.theairplanesmovie.com
I am confident that you will enjoy it as much as I did.