Living In The Age of Airplanes Film Review – Narration by Harrison Ford

10/24/2016 05:46 pm ET Updated Oct 24, 2016
Living In The Age of Airplanes narrated by Harrison Ford
Photo courtesy of The National Geographic Channel
Living In The Age of Airplanes narrated by Harrison Ford

“At any given time, a quarter of a million of us are in the air,” Harrison Ford’s voice resonates as the influence of aviation is illustrated via scenic cinematography in Living in the Age of Airplanes.

Living In The Age of Airplanes - an airplane departs Antarctica
Photo courtesy of The National Geographic Channel
Living In The Age of Airplanes - an airplane departs Antarctica

LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Narrated by Harrison Ford and featuring an original score from Academy Award® winning composer James Horner, the film takes viewers to 18 countries across all seven continents to illuminate how airplanes have empowered a century of global connectedness our ancestors could never have imagined.

Living In The Age of Airplanes - a shot of the cockpit during a night landing
Photo courtesy of The National Geographic Channel
Living In The Age of Airplanes - a shot of the cockpit during a night landing

Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), the film takes viewers to 18 countries across all seven continents to illuminate how airplanes have empowered a century of global connectedness. Terwilliger’s film accomplishments include aviation-based movies such as One Six Right and Flying Full Circle.

In 2008 Terwilliger decided to tackle the subject of aviation from a different point of view. “Rather than capturing the beauty and romance of flying as the pilot sees it, I wanted to get across that same idea of how incredible it is to be living in a time when we can fly, but this time from the passenger’s perspective. I wanted to make the subject accessible to people who fly in the back of the plane and don’t otherwise find it fascinating. The pursuit of sharing a new perspective is what took me down the path to make Living in the Age of Airplanes.”

Living In The Age of Airplanes - A seaplane flyover in the Maldives
Photo courtesy of The National Geographic Channel
Living In The Age of Airplanes - A seaplane flyover in the Maldives

LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES is beautifully complemented by a dynamic soundtrack composed by one of the world’s most celebrated film composers, James Horner. Horner likened his approach in composing to that of a painter, with the film serving as the canvas and musical color being used to describe and support the story’s emotional dynamics. He won two Oscars® and two Golden Globe Awards® for his music from James Cameron’s Titanic (one for Best Original Score and one for the Best Original Song “My Heart Will Go On”).

Living In The Age of Airplanes - A herd of African elephants walk the landscape at the end of a runway in Kenya
Photo courtesy of The National Geographic Channel
Living In The Age of Airplanes - A herd of African elephants walk the landscape at the end of a runway in Kenya

Following its premiere at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC, the film continued its successful run on giant screen, digital, IMAX® and museum cinemas worldwide in 2015/2016. It will be released digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray on October 25, 2016, along with the release of the original soundtrack.

For more information, please visit the Living In The Age of Airplanes Official Site.

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