Re: Movie monkey
- On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Jazmyn Concolor wrote:
> From: Jazmyn Concolor <jazmyn@...>I've seen capuchins in many movies set in Africa. I guess maybe this is
> I happened to actually watch a tape of the movie Outbreak. Am I the
> only one who wondered about the fact that the 'African' monkey in the
> film was in fact a white-face Capuchin, which is a South American
> That's one well traveled primate there. Wonder if she got frequent flyer
> miles? (grin)
an easy monkey for Hollywood filmmakers to get. My husband & I even have
a running joke: "Oh there's that African capuchin again." It drives me
crazy but I guess most people do not know the difference?
It is always interesting to pick out the inaccuries in wildlife-based
movies, but I guess some are getting better. I am told that the movie
Instinct was pretty good & also the new Disney cartoon, Tarzan, seems to
have its facts straight about gorillas - maybe because Disney is now in
the zoo business & has knowledgeable people to consult? :) I haven't seen
either of these movies yet, so this is just what I've heard, but the
person who told me was also a keeper.
- I saw this same movie on tv the other night and realized the same thing.
This is a common practice in the movie industry to misrepresent the habitat,
etc. of animals. They think the general public won't know the difference.
I think they are wrong, I think with more people becoming involved in
conservation efforts and such that they are also becoming more familiar with
species habitats. It would be nice if the movie industry would stop
treating the general public as idiots and instead do their homework before
they misrepresent animals in their movies.