Watch Life 2009 123movies, Full TV Series Online – David Attenborough ‘s legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to hunting, the deep sea and various major evolutionary groups of creatures: plants, primates and other large sections of other vertebrates and invertebrates..
Plot: David Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to survive. Featuring epic spectacles, amazing TV firsts and examples of new wildlife behaviour.
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A captivating depiction of life’s varied adaptations
Another gorgeous and illuminating nature documentary to add to the list, Life focusses on the anatomical, behavioural and tactical adaptations that lifeforms have devised to survive and thrive. Instead of a geographical basis, the series is divided up into ten episodes that each focusses on a separate class such as fish, birds, mammals and so on. This choice of episodic organization throws light on the commonalities between members of these classes while also highlighting the diversity that exists within them. There is also an episode centred on plants, an uncommon subject of nature documentaries, and another shining a spotlight on predator-prey interactions.
Like most productions of the BBC Natural History Unit, Life is a cinematographic treat. We journey to scenic locations all over the world, with habitats ranging from frigid ice caps to arid deserts, dense jungles to verdant grasslands, dark caves to deep seas. The film crews devise innovative methods to capture natural behaviours and wildlife encounters in unprecedented detail, and this series is a fitting reward for all their patience and hard work. The end-of-episode Life on Location segments give the audience an insightful peek at the travails and collaborative effort necessary to make such elaborate filming ventures successful. The music score is also very good as are the foley effects necessary to lend realism to the filmed scenes, and the narration by David Attenborough is wonderful as always.
The series also provides one many emotional moments and gets the audience invested into the storytelling. Predator-prey conflicts, familial bonding, courtship and mating rituals, territorial disputes, food hunts … these are all different settings portrayed in the series in which we may find ourselves rooting for one party or another. Symbiotic relationships and communal ties are also illustrated to show how cooperative strategies can also succeed.
In conclusion, Life is a must-watch timeless documentary for any Nature lover.
Absolutely Amazing, But Not Perfect
I certainly take no issue with the overwhelming positive reviews that preceded mine: the series provided amazingly photographed and dramatically presented insight into the diversity of life on the planet. We watched the entire series, and wish we had kept track of the number of times that we said “Oh. My. God.” or “That is so bizarre…” Very much like “Planet Earth”, “Life” demands a renewed sense of wonder of all that surrounds us.
Having said that, and to take nothing away from the indisputable positive attributes, I thought that the series fell something just short of ‘absolutley perfect’.
At the highest level, information, and video images (albeit amazing ones) are presented quickly and are short. I’d liken the effect to flipping through a NGM, as opposed to reading the articles. The effect is strong, but I was left thirsting for a little more hard information. I realize that one could probably do a 10 part series on any one of the many lifeforms that are touched on in any single episode. But I still felt somehow shorted…like I was being shown shots to maximize the ‘wow!’ factor and emotional response, rather than present information.
which leads to the more specific criticism: over and over again, my wife wondered…where the heck is that, and what is the scale of that thing??? With respect to the former, general place names are given, but many aren’t that familiar to me…some sort of mapping segue would have been nice. I fully acknowledge that such would need a really artistic touch in order to avoid a ‘cheapening’ effect, but would satisfy our curiosity. Perhaps even part of the ‘special features’ on a DVD set? With respect to the latter, many times, we were shown amazing pictures of bizarre creatures, but often with no sense of scale. Size or mass range was sometimes mentioned, often times it wasn’t. Often times, especially with the amazing photography, one couldn’t really tell of the subject was 1 inch, 1 foot or 1 yard in size.
Notwithstanding these comments, I’m looking forward to buying the set when they come out, and look are hoping that they contain the sorts of ‘making of’ features that were included on the “Planet Earth” set.
Original Language en
Runtime 7 hr 53 min (473 min)
Actors Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Doug Allan
Country United Kingdom, United States, Greece, Italy, Germany
Awards Won 1 Primetime Emmy. 3 wins & 11 nominations total
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Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
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