Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Here's the tentative list for Man v. Nature week:

1. Lost in La Mancha
2. Fitzcarraldo
3. Little Otik
4. Walkabout
5. Go West
6. C.H.U.D.
7. Gerry

Couldn't find Birds II, even at the all-inclusive Video Station though I'd love nothing more than to see that one as part of the week. I watched The Mosquito Coast about 3 years ago during a Peter Weir kick, so no luck there, either. If there are any more suggestions, I'm still interested since I'm looking for, maybe, a snowier or underwaterier movie than a couple that I've got here.


Rebecca said...

Vertical Limit. (Lots of snow)
Shackleton. (Lots more snow)
The one with Roy Scheider driving a truck full of dynamite over the mountains. (Scenery can be deadly)

Ash Karreau said...

Eww, Sorcerer? Watch the original Wages of Fear instead.

Kerrie and Brad Turton said...

Open Water. Low production values but it doesn't get anymore real as far as Man Vs. Nature is concerned.

Shane said...

Insomnia? That's snowy, and it's a man's need to sleep vs. horribly, horribly bright nature.

Swedish Girl said...

What about "Touching the Void" or maybe you don't want documentaries? It's not an out-and-out documentary, though, it's got actors in it...

(Besides, it's a mountainy, snowy film.)

I'd really like to read your review about it, David!

zora said...

i guess i won't find a lot of sympathy here - and/or maybe you've just seen it, but i'd vote - without shame - for DAY AFTER TOMORROW. also i think maybe LA GUERRE DU FEU would fit in this category?

i truly am looking forward to your review of LOST IN LA MANCHA. i made me cry - and still left me with so much hope and compassion for this beautiful man t.g. is.

Ash Karreau said...

Ooh, I can't wait for Gerry. I'm fairly sure that nobody likes that movie except for me, and I'm looking to prove that hypothesis.

Kellie said...

I still haven'tfigured out what C.H.U.D. stands for even though i contest that it's sequel has the greatest movie title ever!

Ash Karreau said...

Cannablistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. Although in the first movie they discover that it actually relates to a government project, Contamination Hazard Urban Disposal, they stick to the Cannibal one officially. I fairly proud that I answered that like you actually cared.