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Subject: Burl Ives - Flying Clipper (film)
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 04 Feb 19 - 03:29 PM

just announced release of this film by FLICKER ALLEY on BD/4K.

"Flying Clipper, directed by Hermann Leitner and featuring narration from Burl Ives, follows the untold adventures of a Swedish sailing ship and its young crew as they navigate the Mediterranean Sea in the early 1960s. This documentary is a stunning travelogue that takes you to the dreamiest destinations of the old world. Under the stewardship of Captain Skoglund, a group of 20 Merchant Marine cadets venture through historical landmarks, such as Tutankhamen's tomb, and other known wonders of the Mediterranean coastline. First Portugal, then Egypt, this odyssey travels to various points in Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Monaco, ending in Spain.

Photographed in 1962 with specially designed 70mm cameras, Flying Clipper was the first German film produced in this high-resolution large format. Whether it's the spectacular imagery of the Formula 1 race in Monaco or the seascape views aboard the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La, this documentary is a technical masterpiece that preserves the breathtaking visuals of its maiden voyage. Cinematography by Tony Braun (The Wild Geese), Siegfried Hold (Old Shatterhand), Heinz Hölscher (Rampage at Apache Wells), Klaus König (Go For It, Baby) and Bernhard Stebich.

anyone know the film?? Does it contain chanteys and other seafaring lore ??

Thanks.

Thomas.


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Subject: RE: Burl Ives - Flying Clipper (film)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 24 May 19 - 04:14 PM

According to the IMDb, the original German title of the film was Traumreise unter weissen Segeln (Flying Clipper).

The American release title was Mediterranean Holiday, and the film runs over two and a half hours!

Info here.


Jay


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Subject: RE: Burl Ives - Flying Clipper (film)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 24 May 19 - 04:23 PM

The German version, running two hours and fifteen minutes (with Japanese subtitles) is on YouTube, but Ives' narration was only in the English-language release print.


Jay


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