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July 12, 2011
Incredible beautifully filmed visual experience of an almost unbelievable discovery!
June 23, 2011
Um...stockup, they are documented at 30,000 years, though there is some question that they might be only 25,000 or so. They were discovered nearly 30 years ago, so 3 to 4 years is kind of a hilarious estimate! The Herzogian touches are sometimes quite silly, but the science is there and the images quite valid (check out Lascaux, at a documented 18,000 years, or Cougnac and Pech Merle at over
June 06, 2011
After three minutes of watching this movie, it was obvious that the drawings could not be 30,000 years old or anywhere near that.(maybe 3 or 4 yrs old). I did a little research and uncovered prominent scientists also questioning the drawings of the Chauvet Cave. With only one French lab doing the testing and one small French group of scientists investigating, they can say what they want- the
May 28, 2011
Excellent! Not to be missed.
May 17, 2011
Herzog is not a visionary, but part of an elitist well connected clique to get such raging reviews for such unscientific documentaries. Well at least he's consistant.
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A typically quixotic documentary in which great unknown artists from 35,000 years ago collaborate with one in 2011. Profound, mysterious and utterly absorbing. Full Review
He (Herzog) emerged with a breathtaking tour of art that, in its formal sophistication, dynamism and rhythmic lines, looks as bold and new as Cezanne's work must have looked in the 1860s. Full Review
New York Magazine
Cave of Forgotten Dreams is sometimes frozen by Herzog's awe. But it's hard not to love him for always trying to look beyond the surface of things, to find a common chord in the landscape of dreams. Full Review
For better or worse, the movie does for Chauvet what Baudrillard complained an on-site replica did for Lascaux-render the real thing false. Full Review
With its whispery conversations, sepulchral atmosphere and soothing play of light and shadow, Cave of Forgotten Dreams is probably best enjoyed in a chemically enhanced state of mind. Full Review