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Guardians of the Night
Guardians of the Night
Director: Francoise Levie
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2005     0hr 52min

A spectacular documentary on the history of lighthouses, filmed on location in France, Great Britain, Canada and the United States. The golden age of the lighthouse is over. Most lighthouses have been already automated or ...  more »


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Director: Francoise Levie
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Studio: Janson Media
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 10/01/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1988
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 52min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

For Lighthouse Enthusiasts
U. Balu | 11/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a rare narrative on several light houses in Europe, Canada and the United States. Exceptionally well-written and photographed, stories of many light houses from the 13th Century AD to today are portrayed beautifully. The fantastic music is a plus to the visual effects provided by the treacherous seas and the lofty light houses.

The history, building and maintenance, progressive technology over time, upkeep by many generations of the same families, sporadic family lives of the keepers, heroes and heroines of light houses, and interesting stories (a haunted lighthouse, for example), are all incorporated.

The average individual does not think about light houses or what it takes to build and maintain them, let alone the danger and difficulty of the job the keepers gladly do, and the sacrifices their families have been making. This program is very informative.