Speed: IMAX

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Released 2004

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Director:
Greg MacGillivray
Released:
2004
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Speed: IMAX is a short 1984 documentary which uses a combination of computer graphics and live action footage to explore mankind's fascination with reaching high speeds and chronicle the advancements in technology throughout history. It was written and directed by Greg MacGillivray and first screened at AutoWorld in Flint, Michigan. The film begins with a scene showing a primitive hunter running fast to try and catch his prey. It goes on to document the invention of the push-pedal bicycle, internal combustion engines, cars, aeroplanes, rocket-powered dragsters, jets, rockets and more. Highlights include: newsreel footage of pilot Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier on October 14, 1947 in a Bell X-1, shots of the supersonic SR-71 Blackbird spy-plane, scenes from the Apollo missions, and a view from the cockpit of a A-4 Skyhawk as the Blue Angels precision-flight team take off. James Burke narrates and title cards show the speed reached in each scene. The film closes with a star-gate sequence suggesting and demonstrating the possibility of travelling faster than light in the future.moreless
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