Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mondo Cane A.K.A. A Dog's World (1962)

An Italian documentary directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara and Franco Prosperi.
A wide variety of scenes from around the world document different ways of life and the differences between cultures.
This suppesedly "shocking" documentary was absolutely awesome! The rich tapestry woven by cameramen and editors contains the very fibers of life on Earth. I know of no other way to describe it. Some highlights included Japanese health spas, animals altered by radiation, a fancy restaurant serving foul food and a German beer house. My personal favorite was an American gymnasium for women that was accompanied by train sounds in a most amusing way. My least favorite scene was the Earthlings-esque sea turtle with no sense of direction. The variety of scenes ranges from compassion to violence and everything in between. Overall, this is what filmmaking is about. I rate it best. WATCH THIS!!!!

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