Captain Cousteau

September 24th, 2009 | Categories: Pioneers

I just found Jacque Cousteau’s first major film “The Silent World” posted in its entirety in dubbed English on Youtube. Every time I watch this film I am more impressed by how amazing Cousteau and his team were, not only in developing new technology, but in sharing this new unexplored world with their viewers. Although some of their methods may seem almost criminal by today’s standards; shooting a baby whale after hitting it with their ship, clubbing sharks to death, and blowing up coral reefs with dynamite, Cousteau and his team were true scientific pioneers way ahead of their time. In Wes Anderson’s film Rushmore, Max Fischer finds the following Cousteau quote handwritten in a library book, “When one man, for whatever reason, has an opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.” I couldn’t agree more. WATCH IT NOW!

The Silent World

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