Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

The Adventure of Dian Fossey

DVD - 1988
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Follows the life of Dian Fossey, an animal rights activist who worked with mountain gorillas.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, 1988
ISBN: 9780783233529
Branch Call Number: GOR
Characteristics: 1 dvd (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm


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May 31, 2018

I had always suspected that Sigourney Weaver was a lousy actress - And - Yep - I was right about her. She didn't prove me wrong with this one.

Here in "Gorillas In The Mist" - I found that the more obsessed the Fossey character got with her "Save-the-Gorillas" mission the more irritating Weaver's performance became until it inevitably escalated into a laughable parody that was impossible to take seriously.

What also lost this potentially promising "One-Woman-Crusade" story some really major points was the truly dumbass "Me-Tarzan-You-Jane" romance that transpired between the brittle Fossey character and the smug, National Geographic photographer, Bob Campbell.

Yep - IMO - That whole kissy-kissy nonsense between Fossey and Campbell was the straw that broke the gorilla's back. Indeed.

Sep 16, 2017

This film is truly amazing because it shows that that the love of gorillas brings about an increase of their population in Africa.

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