Salt Of The Earth (2014/Sony Blu-ray w/DVD)
B+/B- Sound: B+/B- Extras: B- Film: B+
Wenders is an excellent filmmaker and his talents are on full display
here in The Salt of the Earth, not to be confused with the
1954 classic reviewed elsewhere on this site. Though I will admit
that I haven't seen as many films by him as I would like, Wenders
expertly photographs and tells the story of the
photographer Sebastiao Salgado who has been traveling through the
continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has
witnessed some of the major events of our recent history;
international conflicts, starvation and exodus.
is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild
fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge
photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. The
powerful images don't hold back as this unique photographer shows us
the world as it is, which is an ultimate ying and yang. With the
overall theme of family and aesthetics, the film manages to be more
than just a show and tell of a career but a powerful journey.
you're a photographer then this is a must see and captured
beautifully in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio
of 1.85:1 and a powerful, lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. An
anamorphically enhanced DVD with lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is
also included that is good, but no match for the Blu-ray. If you're
looking for a demo disc to show off your home entertainment system
then this may be it, with perfect resolution and contrast that can
only be appreciated in this format.
on the disc include
isn't a film that you want to miss, especially if you are a fan of
the arts, humanity, photography or the study of the earth.
James Harland Lockhart V