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Bird on Film, Italy (?), 1989

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Old Monday 31st March 2008, 19:25   #1
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Bird on Film, Italy (?), 1989

a while ago i watched a (disappointing) made for tv horror film by the late italian director lucio fulci, the house of clocks. however, the film features an ill fated bird (not my favourite scene) that is apparently twatted with a cane and fed to a cat.

it looks very fat with weak legs so i considered it may be a domestically bred substitute for l'ortolan or something similar (and just as horrible). i presume its some kind of domestic breed filling the roll of a "non-specific little bird in a film". however, although the closeup shots of the bird seem to suggest that it is very real, i also wonder whether it is some incredible feat of mechanical special fx. i may be able to get a short clip from the dvd if requested.

silly film.. http://imdb.com/title/tt0097021/
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Old Monday 31st March 2008, 20:00   #2
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the first bird is a Canary of some sort, once it's dead though it appears to be a male Italian Sparrow, and then a Canary again!
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bizarre, so it is. i didn't even notice until i put the pictures up, the difference between the first and second bird. it is a very weird film. thanks, nick.
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All 3 birds are different..........

The problem with fiction is that people think it's real (discuss, in no more than 2,000 words!)
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All 3 birds are different..........

The problem with fiction is that people think it's real (discuss, in no more than 2,000 words!)
sounds too close to my dissertation, haha.
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