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108. The Fox and the Child

Published December 29, 2010

Fast Facts

Title: The Fox and the Child Director: Luc Jacquet Year: 2007 Run time: 1hr 27

Background Info

I hadn’t intended to watch this, it’s not really my thing at all, but I fancied watching something that was not very intensive on the mind, and had some stunning views. I was not to be disappointed!

Live Blog

00:02:03 - That is very pretty. Is this a bit like Heidi only with a fox instead of a grumpy old man? 00:03:10 - She has to cycle up a mountain to school? 00:04:21 - Why does it jump up and down like that? Perhaps it thinks it’s a kangaroo! 00:05:19 - She sees a fox once and decides to tame it! How could she know that she’d ever see it again? 00:06:44 - What is that? A smoking mushroom? 00:07:50 - This child is just allowed to go wandering around on the mountain by herself. It seems unusual. 00:09:39 - Singing would scare the fox off, I think. 00:14:36 - That is some proper dramatic music like in an action film. Interesting. 00:16:09 - It’s quite an obsession she’s got for only having seen the fox once.** ****00:18:24 **- She has a nice round window. It’s a bit like the hobbits. 00:22:26 - It’s hard to launch a Save the Fox campaign when you are ten years old and stuck inside with a broken leg.** **00:27:30 - Two months indoors. Sounds most excellent. 00:28:12 - The fox doesn’t know he is a fox, so he won’t answer to the name ‘fox’ will he? 00:29:42 - That is one determined little girl.** **00:31:37 - “Why wasn’t I more careful?” Peering down the hole and shouting ‘fox’ isn’t careful?** **00:34:42 - It’s not funny to watch a fox bullying a hedgehog.** **00:40:49 - A bear! So many films have bears in.** **00:44:12 - She’s quite sneaky that girl, trying to track the fox like that. 00:45:33 - Will she go over the cliff and the fox have to run for help like Lassie?** **00:46:17 - Nope. 00:48:25 - Uh, so many frogs. I’d be worried I was going to stand on one. 00:51:18 - I like that cave, it’s like raining but indoors. **00:52:37 **- Gross! Don’t go around drinking water from caves! **00:54:39 **- Don’t her parents wonder where she is all the time? **00:59:52 **- She stayed out all night! ******01:02:39 - Good lord, if she keeps following the fox like that, they’ll end up in another country. ****01:05:08 **- How does she ever find her way back home again? **01:07:20 - She’s completely crazy. ****01:11:22 - She is single-handedly keeping that fox family alive. ****01:15:27 - She just needs some friends really. ****01:20:55 **- Considering she memorised a whole book on foxes, she doesn’t really seem to understand them. **01:24:57 - “I’d confused possession for love.” **

Conclusions

Very beautiful film. Nice and slow-paced, with plenty of time to appreciate all the nature going around. About halfway through the over-dubbing started to annoy me, and the child kept doing stupid things to intervene in the foxes life, but even so, it was still quite fascinating.

Rating: 35

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