Doc Fridays: Jean Painlevé

So I missed last week’s Doc Fridays. The holidays will do that to you. But I am going to start the new year off right, with one of my top top 50.
This entry is in reference to the collective short works of Jean Painlevé. If I had to pick one documentary director that I admire above all others, it would probably be Painlevé.

Love Life of the Octopus

David Attenborough meets Salvador Dali. Astounding science, music, storytelling and witty and subtle commentary on the animal within us all.
A few of my favorites:
Love Life of the Octopus
The Vampire
The Seahorse

Love Life of the Octopus

The Seahorse

The Seahorse

The Vampire

Available in a stunning set from Criterion.

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