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Quest for Fire is one of my favourite movies! It is the perfect
"Joseph Campbell Quest" movie. ANY MOVIE that tells a story in mime
and images rather than dialogue wins for me. The Bear is another
Annaud movie that I love. It think there were only 172 words spoken
by the humans.
Both movies raise many "did they/could they do that?" questions every
time I watch them. They alway peak my interest in the real subjects
and then I start reading factual information.
By the way, Ron Pearlman is one of the most underrated physical actors
in cinema. Watch Quest For Fire and Name of The Rose for proof!
Anachronisms in film will always happen. Even the most die hard
scientifically or historically oriented filmmakers will gladly give in
if breaking the facts helps the story. When it looks like they didn't
even care about it in the first place (as in Emmerich's case) the
movie rarely has a life span past opening weekend and is forgotten.
I've said it before and I'll say it again...any movie that gets even
the slightest bit of history or science correct is an absolute
miracle. These are often the first casualties of film-making and I've
come to an uneasy peace with this fact. Will a perfectly accurate
prehistoric themed movie ever be made? Probably not.
..my god..what have I become...
On Mar 9, 2008, at 3:37 PM, Dann Pigdon wrote:
"T. Michael Keesey" wrote:
I will say I enjoy QfF in a take-it-with-500kg-of-salt sorta way.
It's silly, but convincingly played, and there are parts, at least,
that are fairly accurate. The first time you see Ron Perlman you
really do feel like he's some animal, not exactly human.
I tend to feel that way no matter what movie he's in. :p
What was the movie about the Australopethicus that got high eating
berries and started laughing at his own farts? I can't remember the
that scene certainly sticks in the mind.
GIS / Archaeologist Http://geo_cities.com/dannsdinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia http://heretichides.soffiles.com
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