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  1. DrFirestone's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

    Unique and powerful, a place where documentary meets art - mainly paintings and illustrations. The footage shot in colour is both unsettling and poetic - how the red blood of the massacred whales mixes with the blue sea... While the lyrical narration matches the overall tone, the voice itself is lifeless and mind-numbing (English version).

  2. Luís Silva's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

  3. fearraigh's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

    A diverting campaigning documentary from Marker that probably looks a bit ordinary today but its political significance would have been starker when it was produced in 1972. The use of archives and historical documents is particularly striking.

  4. luís debonoir's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

  5. Thomas Kimmerlin's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

    Etrange fin de la queue de baleine s'engouffrant dans le vide du cercle zen.

  6. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

  7. tohmi.tesuri's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

    Bleak but lyrical docu. The voiceover speaks, matter-of-factly like a female Hal 9000, Marker's pointed words while the electronic soundtrack wails in the background. Dystopian and timeless, this is a measured gut punch without the hysterics.

  8. Sol Petchorine's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

    _ Tout ce qu’ils ont trouvé en vous, ce n’est pas croyable. Vous étiez une nourriture. Vous êtes devenues une industrie. Comme le cinéma ! Et à vous non plus, ça n’a pas réussi.

  9. msmichel's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

    As urgent today as when it was made. A moving mini documentary making use of stills, paintings, illustrations and found footage to tell the story of the whale's miss-use by man. Moving and poignant.

  10. PolarisDiB's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

    Painfully depressing documentary of the history of whale hunting mostly because of the blunt honesty behind otherwise poetic phrasing. This is a good short to use to look closer at how Marker uses the philosophies of man in a flat and direct manner to explain the "why?" "how?" and "so what?" in a single statement that is emotionally detached but makes your conscience scream. --PolarisDiB

  11. Jonathan Miller's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

    The "cast" listed above is for the French version. The English version has a new audio track.

  12. G.T. De Fontenoy died for us's rating of the film Three Cheers for the Whale

    this film is a great example of how shallow and pointless "message" documentaries of today have become, The Cove was useless, Three Cheers For The Whale is poetic and moving without being dramatic and overblown