40. Man's Best FRIEND

It goes without saying as to who MAN'S BEST FRIEND IS but for those of you who still regard DOGS as untouchables ,i'm sure this movie would atleast bring about a certain change in opinion.

DOGS are sometimes or ,should i say ,most of the times are human's solace at times of grief & despair ,having a canine as a guardian is better whereas having them as a companion is a whole different world altogether.

"One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he/she doesn't try to find out why."

PLOT : " A true story of how a group of sled dogs left abandoned in
Antarctica fight for survival. "

Never have i cried so much whilst watching a movie ,"Eight Below" is one such masterpiece that presented such a moving theme coupled with an heart wrenching screenplay.

Directed by Frank Marshall of "Alive" & "Congo" fame ,this must be one of the best canine related movies ever made.The connection between the dogs & the characters in the film was so convincingly portrayed.

The characters enacted by
Paul Walker ,Jason Biggs ,Bruce Greenwood & Moon Bloodgood are all very well played & portrayed.The way Paul feels dejected after letting go of his dogs & how the dogs look up to him when he leaves evokes sympathy from the viewers.

All the dogs in this movie deserve special mention ,they were very well trained & performed exceedingly well in their roles.

The cinematographer has pictured the dog's responses in a compelling manner ,it was like watching the dogs in a natural environment.DOGS are such good actors these days.

I dont think i can ever watch this movie again ,such is the impact this movie had on me ,i was literally crying throughout the latter part of the film.

This movies is actually based upon the 1958 ill-fated Japanese expedition to Antarctica that inspired the 1983 hit japanese movie Nankyoku Monogatari.

Eight Below is the fictional adaptation of the events of the 1958 incident moved forward to 1993, the last year that sled dogs were used in Antarctica.

In the 1958 event ,fifteen Sakhalin Husky sled dogs were abandoned when the expedition team was unable to return to the base.When the team returned a year later ,two dogs were still alive.Another seven were still chained up and dead, and six unaccounted for.

The movie's climax is one of the happiest moments i had cherished in cinema ,kudos to the entire team for this excellent experience.

Dogs have given us their absolute all.We are the center of their universe ,we are the focus of their love and faith and trust.They serve us in return for scraps.It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.

  • Rating : "U"
P.S : " Dogs have been banned from Antarctica by treaty since 1993 because of evidence that disease was spreading to seal wildlife. "


Babli said...

As I am very much fond of dogs so I never miss a single movie in which dogs are there. I will definitely watch this movie as it seems to be wonderful and worth to watch. Thanks for informing about the movie.

blueapple said...

i liked this line: "dogs can be such a comfort during times of despair and grief,because,they dont ask you why".looks like a should watch movie.

Madhu said...

i have two dogs at home...and can i say..i LOVE LOVE LOVE em!

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

No prob yaar :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ blueapple

Its a must watch movie yaar ,see it for a wonderful experience :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

I too love my dog :)
without him my family is incomplete :):)

Raji U said...

Sats, Again you are proving the same..

we had a dog, they named him Raja.. and then I was born, so they named me Rajalakshmi. :P!! Really my grandpa loved that dog. The Dog died immediately after my grandpa died a few years ago.. after that we could never replace Raja..

On a funny note, after all they had Rajalakshmi. Lol..

you reminded me of old times.. I loved the movie always..

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Raji

We too almost lost our pet last year but a doctor saved him in the last moment ,now he's back in form :)

chitz said...

its a very touching movie yaar..dogs r always ma's best friends...

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ chitz

yeah i agree ,i was very moved by this film :)

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