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Magnum Landscape

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The Road to El Dorado

The Road to El Dorado

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
83 minutes
performer:
Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Kline, Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos, Rosie Perez
director:
Bibo Bergeron, Will Finn, Don Paul, David Silverman
author:
Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
genre:
musical, Animation

We gave it a B+

Unlike portraits, most modern landscape photography doesn’t reach out and grab you. That’s because many modern landscapes (tourist brochures aside) are really rather bleak — parking lots, for example, and garbage dumps. Both, along with the odd tableau of sheep ambling down a Welsh sidewalk, find a showcase in these not-immediately appealing snaps by members of the Magnum Landscape photo agency. The pictures’ very barrenness, however, turns out to be their strength: By avoiding the slick, glistening surface of things, zooming right in on the struggle between man and nature, they’ve secured valuable territory. Foreword by Ian Jeffrey. B+