Oscar Consideration? BBC To Air Movie Shot Entirely By Chimpanzees


From BBC News  (Pic added by B.S. Report)

By Matt Walker, Editor, Earth News

Here's the director... "Cut! Cheetah, you missed your cue again! Okay, take it from the top of the page! Ready and ACTION!"

The world’s first film shot entirely by chimpanzees is to be broadcast by the BBC as part of a natural history documentary.

The apes created the movie using a specially designed chimp-proof camera given to them by primatologists.

The film-making exercise is part of a scientific study into how chimpanzees perceive the world and each other.

It will be screened within the Natural World programme “Chimpcam” shown on BBC Two at 2000GMT on Wednesday 27 January.  (Read more.)

B.S. Report–I find most movies pretty awful these days–but I must admit this chimp movie makes them look good.  Apparently, the chimp that wrote the script didn’t put a whole lot of effort into it.  This movie is just a mess from start to finish and the direction seems wholly uninspired.  On the plus side, the acting was completely natural.

This is so stupid–trying to pretend that the chimps did anything besides play with a camera–they ended up with the same “movie” that a snake would make if he slithered around a camera.  This was chimps playing with a toy–there wasn’t any actual “movie-making” going on.   Just as there’s no music going on when a chimp pounds on a piano and no writing going on when a chimp pounds on a keyboard.  This was worse than when you hand a chimp a paintbrush and promote their “artwork.”

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