Microcosmos (1996)

MICROCOSMOS is the perfect movie for kids and bug lovers and anyone 
else who wants to see insects more up close and personal than they 
likely ever have in their life.  As directed by Claude Nuridsany 
and Marie Perennou-- a pair of French biologists who spent two 
years developing the special cameras and another three years shoot-
ing the footage-- this documentary from 1996 takes us into a French 
meadow teeming with tiny life.  We watch (and hear!) snails mate, 
spiders eat, beetles fight, and mosquitoes hatch.  Fascinating, 
funny, and even a little bit frightening.  Be sure to sit up in 
your seat, though, as the often-hypnotic footage may have you nap-
ping before you know it.  With brief narration by Kristin Scott-
Thomas.  (Rated "G"/77 min.)

Grade: B

Copyright 1997 by Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: March 2, 1997

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