A murmuration of starlings

This is quite possibly the most perfect film ever made.  Simply titled, Murmuration, this two-minute film by Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith, is on the Mo Perfection List.  This film, my friend, is the one for which the big screen and surround sound was made.  What is a murmuration?  It is, as the end of the short film tells us, a collection of starlings.

But a collection of starlings, that is, a murmuration, up close and personal in a way I’ve never experienced, but hope to soon.  Enjoy the film; we’ll get back together after you’ve had a moment to come down from the breathless state in which you will find yourself.  Not to be your mommy, but use the full-screen option once you push play.  3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

See what I mean?

For more information, Huffington Post did a piece on the video, adding other references, video and pictures.  Me?  I just want to watch this one again, and so I shall.  But I’ll admit that I discovered only after I’d watched it at least three quarters of a dozen times that an eight-minute version appears to exist that has been selected in three film festivals!  Atlaaaaaaaanta!  Sophie and Liberty.  Come to Atlaaaaaaanta.

Now, let me go see if I can find that track (perfectly scored by Nomad Soul) by Emmet Glenn and Band, maybe at www.islandsandrivers.com.

12 responses to “A murmuration of starlings

  1. This short film is fascinating and the score fits perfectly. Emmett Glenn and Band, you are genius . Thank you so much for posting. This lifted me up. I am going to watch it again.

  2. I think I will, too. It so makes me want to get out in a canoe and find a murmuration!

  3. Saw it on HuffPo first, then decided to look it up (which is how I found this). One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Loved her expression at the end. Let us know if you find out anything more about Emmet Glynn and band. The soundtrack was perfect.

  4. I haven’t been successful so far. My first hits the other day took me to something that couldn’t have been correct. The safest bet might be going directly to Sophie at islandsandriver.co.uk and ask them.

  5. So powerful… the beauty in this is obvious, and makes it truly a wonderful video!

  6. Isn’t it truly wonderful.

  7. OMG!!!!! I have to share this!!

  8. Thanks!

    @Michael: apparently you can download it from Nomad Soul at http://www.mediafire.com/?wjzxv85d57zqwur but I haven’t seen Emmett Glynn.

  9. I wept openly and deeply. This video stirred me in a way I can’t quite explain. A natural purity and wonder. I felt an indescribable joy that emminated from deep within me. I am a man of 41 years and have seen half a life of misery; this swept it away. I feel hope again.

  10. I hope that wasn’t too gooey, but it truly moved me deeply

  11. Not at all. I felt exactly the same way. Overwhelmed and connected to something quite large. No. Connected to everything.

Leave a Reply