Skip to comments.No Animals Were Harmed
Posted on 12/08/2013 8:27:14 PM PST by Carbonsteel
American Humane Association monitor Gina Johnson confided in an email to a colleague on April 7, 2011, about the star tiger in Ang Lees Life of Pi. While many scenes featuring Richard Parker, the Bengal tiger who shares a lifeboat with a boy lost at sea, were created using CGI technology, King, very much a real animal, was employed when the digital version wouldnt suffice. This one take with him just went really bad and he got lost trying to swim to the side, Johnson wrote. Damn near drowned.
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They shove environmental propaganda down our throats while they live in homes that are bigger than the average strip mall, all the while flying around in their private jets and driving gas guzzling super cars.
They live excessive lifestyles while promoting policies that would eliminate the middle class and leave the bulk of the nation poor and destitute.
Now this...guess I'm not surprised.
There’s a really interesting documentary about how the animals were treated during the filming of War Horse. Sounds like they really worked at it.
Total waste of effort on that thing, let alone also endangering some poor animal(s) on the snoozer while making it.
I think the studio just got tired of people saying the Life of Pi was nothing more than a CGI project and want people to know that it is a real motion picture.
No Beasts Breasts Blood or Bombs (as the Rocky Mountain reviewer used to want in movies).
Still, quite the visual treat, IMO.
For some reason, I find that last bit extremely amusing.
I’ve never talked about this before, because I had forgotten, and no one ever asked me.. Funny, no one is asking me now, but here goes.. Hollywood hates animals, and thats a fact!!
I spent the early 60’s in Hollywood as a Costume Designer, and Wardrobe Director.. Several projects were westerns and period pieces.. When on location, usually in the nearby desert, the animals were typically drugged and cooped up in tight quarters, and when used, it was brutal indeed..
The principle actors, the stars, were usually frightened so not much happened, but the stunt actors were forced to punish the horses, and cattle, until they got the actions they required.. Dogs and exotics were kept in tiny cages, for space, and movement considerations..
I was threatened several time for petting, and feeding them, because that would soften them, and calm them down, which was against the rules.. I hated the way the animals were treated, and I made the mistake of saying so, but I was in a strong, unique union, and they couldn’t do much to me, except not rehire me..
In later years I owned a horse that was used in a movie, THE BLACK STALLION, and stayed with my horse, or had my trainer do the same the entire time he was in the shots.. My Stallion was the feature racehorse in the film, and was worked to near exhaustion, until I threatened to pull out..
I hated the way the animals were treated, and I made the mistake of saying so, but I was in a strong, unique union, and they couldnt do much to me, except not rehire me..
Putting the THUG in Union Thug...
Sorry I misread that I thought you said the animal trainers were in a strong union...
Jumped the gun, I apologize.
I witnessed 3 horses hurt, but not that bad, and they brought the vets in immediately, and they recovered, but I heard there were several injured on a back lot at the studio, and they had to put them down..
They hate animals, and if I had seen any truly injured, I would have reported it, and at least one director knew it and I was never used again at that studio westerns..
Three minutes into that movie, I switched to the Hallmark Channel and a Christmas movie.