Jonathan Livingston Seagull


1h 54m 1973

Brief Synopsis

Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom.

Film Details

Also Known As
Jonathan Livingston, le goeland
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1973
Location
Death Valley, California, USA; Hawaii, USA; Carlsbad, California, USA; Big Sur, California, USA; High Sierras, California, USA; Yosemite, California, USA; Mono Lake, California, USA; Monterey-Carmel coast of California, USA; Mount Whitney, California, USA; Pinnacle National Park, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Jonathan is a seagull who questions his place in the world, so he leaves his flock to fly around the world in search of new experiences. He travels so far that he reaches bird heaven, where he meets Maureen Seagull. Having had his life transformed by this amazing discovery, he returns to the flock to tell them the news. The other seagulls mock him until he brings back to life a seagull that has died. From then on, the entire flock calls him "the Son of the Great Gull."

Film Details

Also Known As
Jonathan Livingston, le goeland
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1973
Location
Death Valley, California, USA; Hawaii, USA; Carlsbad, California, USA; Big Sur, California, USA; High Sierras, California, USA; Yosemite, California, USA; Mono Lake, California, USA; Monterey-Carmel coast of California, USA; Mount Whitney, California, USA; Pinnacle National Park, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

1973

Best Editing

1973

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Re-released in Paris February 19, 1992.

Released in United States Fall October 1973

Diamond won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score-Motion Picture and his song, "Lonely Looking Sky," was nominated for Best Original Song-Motion Picture.

Released in United States Fall October 1973

Based on the Richard Bach book "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" with photographs by Russell Munson (New York, 1970).