Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather Jacques Cousteau, Philippe Cousteau and his wife Ashlan return for season 2 of their popular Travel Channel series Caribbean Pirate Treasure. It follows the fun-loving and adorable couple as they journey through the Caribbean, diving into haunted mysteries while exploring pirate history, all while searching for lost treasure [ . . . ]
Mexico City.- Jacques-Yves Cousteau had several passions: underwater life, exploration, film and photography, disciplines in which he scored numerous successes, many of which he inherited for posterity in his approximately 120 documentaries that, currently, they are subject of study.
Born on June 11, 1910 in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France, the most important explorer and underwater researcher of the 20th century made contributions in the fields of science and the arts that today are subjects of forced analysis in schools of Cinema and Marine Photography throughout the world.According to his most severe biographers, from his childhood he became accustomed to travel because his father, Daniel Cousteau, constantly toured the world for work reasons, as he served as secretary of the American billionaire Eugene Higgins.
Jacques was a very sick child, probably because of the continuous change of eating habits and environments, in addition to the constant coming and going in different countries.His parents attributed the deteriorated health of the boy to the tight schedule of the continuous trips; for that reason, with the idea and the hope of changing his life, he was enrolled in a French boarding school where he was not a good student although he approved his courses. Continue reading “Jacques Cousteau, an Example for Lovers of the Oceans”
In 2014, Fabien Cousteau and his team embarked on a mission to break the world record for the number of days spent living under water.
They set up temporary quarters on Aquarius, an 81-ton vessel that serves as the world’s only underwater marine laboratory located nine miles off the coast of the Florida Keys and 63 feet beneath the sea.
Then 31 days later, the team emerged back on the shore, breaking the record formerly set by Mr Cousteau’s grandfather – the famous ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau – by a day.
Four years later, Mr Cousteau relives his Mission 31 experience on Reddit’s Ask Me Anything and here are 11 things we learned from the aquanaut. [ . . . ]
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The man, the myth, the legend, and his persistent influence on screen.
Since The Silent World nabbed the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1956, the name Jacques Cousteau has been synonymous with marine exploration. And while it’s easy to get lost in his prolific resume (which includes a stint as a spy with the French Resistance and co-inventing the aqualung), Cousteau’s legacy is undeniably one of influence; of sharing something he loved with the public and subsequently helping them fall in love with it, too. His work, on-screen and off, inspired a generation to take up scuba diving, to marvel at the alien beauty of undersea landscapes, and to become alert to the man-made problems that threatened their existence.
Cousteau was, bluntly put, pretty much singlehandedly responsible for popularizing modern marine conservation as we know it today. Which, last time we checked, makes him a huge fucking badass.
Of all Cousteau’s documentaries, The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau was perhaps his most influential. The docu-series premiered in 1968 and brought the exploits of the Calypso and her heroic (and stylish) crew into the living rooms of thousands of eager viewers, a feat unmet by earlier nonfiction oceanographic efforts like Thirty Leagues Under the Sea (1914) and The Sea Around Us (1953).
The series ran for seven years and featured pioneering underwater cinematography, a gripping sense of adventurism and (if you were watching stateside) the dulcet tones of Rod Serling. Given Serling’s then-fresh work on The Twilight Zone, I can’t imagine of a better narrator to shepherd starry-eyed viewers through this strange new world that had been lurking, just out of sight, right under their noses.
Cousteau’s influence is such that it is damn near impossible to depict oceanography in fiction without making a passing reference to the man. And of course, this is to say nothing of Cousteau’s role in countless technical innovations in underwater cinematography. All to say: cinema is greatly indebted to Cousteau, in large part because the aquatic activity he emboldened in his documentaries resonated (and continues to resonate) with untold numbers of filmmakers and audiences alike.
So, in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, let’s dive into the cinematic legacy (and influences) of cinema’s favorite aquanaut [ . . . ]
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