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Old 17-07-2013, 21:50
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Sorry if a thread had already been created on this but has anyone seen this/planning on seeing it?

I used to be absolutely terrified of Orca's (dont ask me why, it's irrational but it was a huge phobia from a young age!)but my fear has lessened over the years and the trailer to this looks really interesting and I'm really looking forward to trying to watch the whole thing to learn more about them
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Old 18-07-2013, 10:09
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Here is the official movie website should anyone be interested. The trailer is on there.

http://blackfishmovie.com/
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Old 18-07-2013, 10:33
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Their lovely creatures but deadly too. Your fear is understandable. I don't plan to watch it, though they are fascinating to watch.
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Old 18-07-2013, 10:42
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It is on my wish-list after watching 'Rust and Bone' where an Orca has brief pivotal role. The movie's star, Marion Cotillard, has strong views on captivity.

There is a good Wiki page on the danger they pose: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_...acks_on_humans
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Old 18-07-2013, 11:19
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Sorry if a thread had already been created on this but has anyone seen this/planning on seeing it?

I used to be absolutely terrified of Orca's (dont ask me why, it's irrational but it was a huge phobia from a young age!)but my fear has lessened over the years and the trailer to this looks really interesting and I'm really looking forward to trying to watch the whole thing to learn more about them
Oops when I read that I was thinking of Orcs
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Old 25-07-2013, 10:23
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It is on my wish-list after watching 'Rust and Bone' where an Orca has brief pivotal role. The movie's star, Marion Cotillard, has strong views on captivity.

There is a good Wiki page on the danger they pose: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_...acks_on_humans
So none in the wild are known to have been fatal, that's interesting. Not that dangerous unless they're in captivity then!

I'm going to see this next week, I think it'll be quite difficult to watch.
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Old 25-07-2013, 21:05
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I hope to see it next week in Calif on hols, as it isn't playing near me. I grew up going to a SeaWorld near me so I am really intrigued to watch it. Did the Orlando trip a year ago and it felt very odd and wrong watching the whale performing who had killed the trainer. It will be interesting to see if a public backlash is enough to dent the Seaworld cash cow....:-/
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Old 25-07-2013, 22:01
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My mother in law is going to done with Shamu next month and isn't put off by the documentary, whereas my mother goes to Orlando annually and says she will never go to sea world again after just watching the trailer! I think I will force myself to watch the whole thing, it looks interesting. I wonder if it will damage Seaworld at all?
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Old 27-07-2013, 14:23
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Podcast review of Blackfish: "I watched it gripped and finished it angry." http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/frontrow
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Old 27-07-2013, 15:49
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Saw this advertised yesterday and it looks intriguing, I'd imagine it's quite upsetting too, def on my to see list now.
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Old 27-07-2013, 23:13
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The latest news about a dolphin at Seaworld struggling to get back in the water and the trainer doing nothing won't help Seaworlds reputation!
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Old 11-09-2013, 22:51
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Watched this last, probably the best documentary I have watched in a long time.

After watching I found a good article by Tim Zimmerman and a video of one of the ex trainers doing a Q&A.

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor...-the-Pool.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy0VPVynB3Q
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:48
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Watched this last, probably the best documentary I have watched in a long time.

After watching I found a good article by Tim Zimmerman and a video of one of the ex trainers doing a Q&A.

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor...-the-Pool.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy0VPVynB3Q
It was good, I wouldn't say I enjoyed is as such as it was very upsetting. Thanks for the links.
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Old 27-10-2013, 10:19
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BBC Natural World documentary on wild orca broadcast on the past couple of evenings showing their intelligence, specialisation and family/social groups: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...h_the_Surface/

Towards the end a scientist studying them in the ocean visits some captive orca in concrete pools.
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Old 17-11-2013, 13:53
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Not seen this yet and have it on my lovefilm rental list, but according to the tv guide at my parents Blackfish premieres on BBC4 this Thursday (21st) at 9pm. Though the radio times website has a different listing for that day/time so not sure which is correct.

The bit about orcas never having killed a human in the wild may be due to them mainly being found in cold waters or well away from beaches, so you'd have to be determined to make contact with them in a situation where there isn't the protection of a boat.
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Old 19-04-2014, 19:40
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Blackfish is being credited with reducing Seaworld visitor numbers: http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...n-marine-parks
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