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Whale Rider [Aug. 21st, 2010|10:19 pm]
Douglas Spencer
So today, amongst other things, I watched "Whale Rider".

Things I might have learnt, had I not already known:
  • Some things change.
  • Some things just don't change.
  • It's not always obvious which kind of thing a particular thing is.
  • Teachers learn more from their students than the other way round.
  • Old people don't necessarily understand young people...
  • ... and vice versa...
  • ... with certain exceptions.
  • Put whales into your movie, it'll probably be more successful.
In other news, not everything out of the NZ film industry features mountains.
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[User Picture]From: lapswood
2010-08-21 02:55 pm (UTC)

Life Imitating Art

I love that film too! Just within the last day, you may already know that a similar event has happened when an entire pod of Pilot Whales have stranded themselves on a NZ beach. They truly need a Whale Rider there!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11036698
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[User Picture]From: bibliofile
2010-08-22 09:32 am (UTC)
For a NZ film completely without whales or mountains (IIRC), see Once were warriors. Pretty much the opposite of "feel-good movie", though it's a very fine film.
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