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Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Sarge, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Sarge

    Sarge A little too much Lord *hic*


    How many Animal Rights nut jobs were created by these films?
  2. Uncle Harley

    Uncle Harley New Member

    I don't have a problem with movie makers using trained animals to get a shot for a documentary, the one's I have problems with are the ones the PITA produce where people are skinning animals alive and the only reason they are is because PITA paid them to.

  3. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    What this jack wad is saying is nothing new. Even "Wild Kingdom", and Marty Stouffer's "Wild America" had disclaimers at the end of their programs, that read something like this: "For dramatic effect, some shots were recreated using captive animals."

    There have been pure Nature Documentaries, that this guy had absolutely nothing to do with.

    Hugo van Lawick's "Leopard Son" comes to mind.
    "Filmmaker Hugo Van Lawick, who previously collaborated with naturalist Jane Goodall on documentaries (and was also her husband at one time), spent two years on the plains of the African Serengeti patiently following the birth and development of a leopard cub for this nature film. In The Leopard Son, we follow one of the swift, elusive cats as he grows from a playful child watched over by his mother to an adult providing for a family of his own. John Gielgud serves as narrator, while composer Stewart Copeland (formerly the percussionist with the rock band The Police) contributes an original musical score. The Leopard Son was produced by the cable TV outlet The Discovery Channel and was their first project to receive a theatrical release."

    True, it was edited for story content, but no one brought in a tame Leopard for the shoot. This man has been shooting African wildlife for a very long time. All he had to do to make this film, was do what he did best.

    The BBC program, "Big Cat Diary" is another example of true Nature documentary. The page for this program is long, so here is the link. ;)

    Let's remember one thing ... the guy in these reports, is hawking a book.