|Mar. 2nd, 2009 02:49 pm Lent Day 7 Under The Sea 3-D|
One Friday night ritual with my Dad was watching "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau." The viewing always inspired a weekend of adventure involving either fishing, clamming or swimming. While "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau" seems not to be run on television anymore, the DVD can be purchased on the internet.4 comments - Leave a comment
My Dad and I were able to relive that spirit of Clousteau Adventure with a recent screening of Howard Hall's **Under the Sea 3-D**" documentary. Since my Dad had forgotten his eyeglasses, he was concerned that he would be unable to see the action. Never to fear, the IMAX Museum of Discovery provided the 3 D glasses and my father enjoyed his first ever 3-D movie on a six foot story tall movie screen. This undersea documentary is no longer confined to the television set.
Narrated with a lightly serious tone by Jim Carrey, **Under the Sea 3-D** takes the viewer under the waters of the South Pacific. In 50 minutes, the ticket buyer witnesses the world's most venomous fish, the Stonefish, stalk it's prey. There are moments of beauty in the South Seas as Leafy Sea Dragon regally glides near an Australian reef. Yet, it is the majestic puppy-eyed Sea Lion that the audience members will remember. An endangered species, the puppy eyed sea Lion pleads with the ticket buyer to accept their stewardship of planet Earth.
When I was a kid I enjoyed watching old "Sea Hunt" TV reruns starring Lloyd Bridges, with my dad on Sunday nights. Dad, like the Mike Nelson character on the TV show, was a WW II navy vet and he could often explain various details about the episodes.
I never tried any scuba diving, but on my summer vacations in my teens I spent a great deal of time at my uncle's summer cottage on a small lake in Wisconsin where I did a lot of underwater swimming just holding my breath. After some weeks of practice I could swim underwater for almost 3 minutes, and it is surprising how much underwater exploring you can do in that amount of time.
|Date:||March 12th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)|| |
Re: Undersea Kingdom
Thanks, Cinema Dave, and I hope you and yours are doing well!
Being able to stay below longer with an air supply must make a big difference. I can see how an ear disorder could be a problem.
I never did any deep underwater swimming, but I did notice quite a bit of ear pressure when making casual brief swims only 8 or 10 feet below the surface during my boyhood swimming adventures.
|Date:||March 12th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)|| |
Re: Undersea Kingdom
I think in my youth, I must have gotten into some sort of "aquaman" zone. My memory clocks me as to being underwater for hours on end. Much imagination, both in memory.
I am getting more anxious to get into the water now!