Monday, July 20, 2015

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley's Island Of Dr. Moreau

Absolutely amazing documentary. 
Currently streaming on Netflix. 

Click below for the trailer:

https://youtu.be/x4xun1vi4C0

13 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

Good movie.

Sara said...

That documentary looks fascinating.

True story: My friend's dad in elementary school was in a band and one time they both went to Fender Guitar in Hollywood and Brando was in front of them in line waiting for something,too. My friend's dad had his drum set in between them and Brando and Brando literally used his drum to SIT ON.

She told that story to everybody. LOL. He definitely sounds jerky.

Rot said...

Can't remember the last time i ate up everything a documentary had to say like it was food.
Kilmer and Brando sounded HORRIBLE.
Brando re-wrote all of his scenes and they just went with it.

Willow Cove said...

I have a Kilmer story. He bumped into me at the Salt Lake City airport and didn't say excuse me. Moments later fans come running by looking for him. I pointed,in his direction, "he went that way". Later, I saw him at the gate crouching down against the wall, hiding his face with his cowbow hat from people filming him. Politeness counts!

Sara said...

I refuse to believe Kilmer was awful. :P lol .......I'm sure he was horrible.

Sara said...

My mom just reminded me that Kilmer kicked a midget in the 90's. Was it on the set of this movie maybe??

Black Jar Follies said...

Really liked this documentary. It's a fascinating exercise in tall tale storytelling. Stanley seems like he might be as much of an a-hole trickster character as Kilmer and Brando (ex. Sufi witch curses?).

Steve Ring said...

The moment they signed Brando there was no hope for Stanley's movie. He might as well have bailed right then and left the Hollywood cannibals to devour each other.

Rot said...

Kilmer: Kicker of Midgets

After watching this doc, I hope it was that weird little guy in the photo.
He seemed like a jerk.

girl6 said...

HAHA!!.."Outta the way Peck". : D
omg seriously, that lil dude looks like the house elf Dobby in Harry Potter. & thank you, Dr. Evil & mini me for the best Dr. Moreau & lil dude singing/dance duet spoof.

how about poor Dick Donner & Mank being sorta scared of directing Brando in Superman. Brando shows up saying, "hey, i think Jor-el should be a suitcase that beeps all his dialogue..(he was kidding)..but, Donner & Mank almost dropped dead there for a sec tho...haha. omg. i absolutely adore Donner & Mank, they don't make em like those 2 boys anymore. : (

Steven Blumke said...

Just finished watching- very tasty- thanks for the turn on-

Steve Ring said...

I can understand Brando's anarchism in this, though. He realized that the idiot producers basically wanted him to play Colonel Kurtz. again. And he's said, well, I'm going to have to punish them for typecasting me or it's going to keep happening.

girl6 said...

at least in this documentary it was said, that Brando was nice to everyone on set & was someone you could have fun with while Val Kilmer was pretty much just a wasteoid, so sad. Brando was SO disappointed with Hollywood, he was tired of all the BS & he decided he wasn't going to let Hollywood use him up. so he turned their own game around on them. hey, Dick Donner & Mank were able to work with Brando & get the performance they wanted because they're Pros. Brando was sucha great actor that his Stanley (Streetcar Named Desire) almost steals the audiences sympathy away from Blanche & that's pretty damn Genius. he's OK in my book.