Stowaway In The Sky

  • 1960
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Children's

A visually stunning adventure from the director of the classic short THE RED BALLOON (1956, Fr.). Again filled with aerial photography (a process Lamorisse called Helivision due to his use of helicopters), this picture offers some awe-inspiring views of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and numerous other Parisian sights. The story is a simple one--a...read more

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A visually stunning adventure from the director of the classic short THE RED BALLOON (1956, Fr.). Again filled with aerial photography (a process Lamorisse called Helivision due to his use of helicopters), this picture offers some awe-inspiring views of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de

Triomphe, and numerous other Parisian sights. The story is a simple one--a young boy stows away in his grandfather's 60-foot balloon, with a few suspenseful scenes thrown in for good measure (e.g., a crash landing). What undermines the poetic nature of the film is a voice-over added by Jack Lemmon

(his Jalem company brought the film to the States). Choosing not to dub or subtitle, Lemmon had S.N. Behrman author a narrative that he reads with childlike (childish?) enthusiasm from the youngster's point of view. Watch it with cotton in your ears.

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