Talk:The Bear (1988 film)

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Production Notes[edit]

This film was obviously very difficult to produce, involving unpredictable animals shot on location, and all we have is "The film was shot in the Dolomites.” Can we get anything more on the techniques used? Theanthrope (talk) 03:45, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

I, too, would like to know how some - actually a LOT - of scenes were shot. Can't anyone tell or explain? Is it a secret and the reason why it can't be found anywhere??? (talk) 20:02, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

I also agree and would love to know more about how this film was made. I remember seeing this film at the cinema when it was first out and I was young, recently I was able to show it to my nephew for the first time, and fell in love with it all over again. Surely the production was a lot more complicated than simply picking the Dolomites as the place to film it. Someone please add some more. In particular - how did they manage to get a cougar and a bear cub to interact like that on screen without either of them attacking the other???? Very impressive stuff. FatDaks (talk) 05:45, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Austrian Dolomites?[edit]

I have never heard about Austrian Dolomites. Although there are dolomitic mountains in other parts of the world, the Dolomites are entirely located in Italy, in the regions Veneto (province of Belluno), Trentino, Alto Adige (South Tyrol) and Friuli. Most of this movie was shot in the Valle di San Lucano, province of Belluno. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:50, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Plot Influence?[edit]

Strike me if I am wrong, but does the plot of this movie appear to have influenced Brother Bear? ( 18:05, 8 April 2007 (UTC))

I believe Brother Bear was in fact an adaption of an old Inuit legend of a young boy who is raised by polar bears. The legend was made into a French-Canadian animated film but I'll be damned if I can't remember the title of it...--Bentonia School 14:33, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

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I remove the 'citation needed' remark on the line stating that dialogue is limited in the film. What better citation is there for that than the film itself. For anyone who has seen the film it will be clearly known that dialogue is indeed very limited.--Bentonia School (talk) 07:10, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Building up the article[edit]

I've taken the liberty to lengthen the plot section. It was sorely short and non-descript. I'll make improvements as time goes on and I'll add a section exploring similarities and differences between the movie and the book from which it is based. --Bentonia School (talk) 07:27, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Sounds great, but remember that articles require reliable sources from second or third party publications; the film and the book are primary sources, and therefore should not be used for citations outside of the plot section. Sections such as "differences between film and book" are often breeding grounds for original research by synthesis, which is when an editor draws conclusions from the sources themselves, so be careful. If you need help tracking down sufficient citations, just let me know. :) María (habla conmigo) 13:45, 13 June 2010 (UTC)