Re: [Videolib] Title Search

eugene.owens@simmons.edu
Mon, 12 Feb 2007 21:52:47 -0500

There is similarity in some plot elements between the description of the sought
after film and a film titled "The Bear" directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud made in
1988. I pasted in the Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com.

"Jean-Jacques Annaud directed this unusual and compelling tale of animals in the
wild, which tells its tale from the bears' point of view. A pair of
carefully-trained bruins deliver remarkably effective "performances" (aided by
clever editing and, in some sequences, the use of realistic animated models). A
infant bear cub (Douce the Bear) witnesses the death of his mother in a
rockslide and is forced to set out to fend for himself. The young bear
encounters a giant grizzly (Bart the Bear), who at first cannot abide the young
bear's presence. However, the grizzly is soon ambushed by a pair of hunters
Bill (Jack Wallace) and Tom (Tcheky Karyo) after an altercation with their
pack animals. As the injured beast cleans his wounds in a stream, the young
bear comes to his aid, and the giant takes the youngster under his wing.
However, Bill and Tom have sworn revenge on the grizzly, and when they capture
the young bear, it lures the giant back into the hunters' camp. L'Ours,
released in English-speaking countries as The Bear, was based on the novel King
Grizzly by James Oliver Curwood. -by Mark Deming"

Eugene Owens
Reference Assistant
Simmons College

Quoting "Tatar, Becky" <bltata@aurora.lib.il.us>:

> Hi, everyone!
> A patron is looking for a movie he believes is called "Little Bear." He
> thinks he saw it on HBO in the last 5 years, and part of the plot
> involved hunters in the mountains, who used a bear cub as bait to get
> large bears to shoot. I checked the title in IMDB, TV.com, TV Guide.
> This is also a live action title, so it's not the Nickleodeon series, or
> the movie from the series, or Brother Bear. Thanks!
>
> Becky Tatar
> Periodicals/Audiovisuals
> Aurora Public Library
> 1 E. Benton Street
> Aurora, IL 60505
> Phone: 630-264-4100
> FAX: 630-896-3209
> bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
> www.aurora.lib.il.us
>
>
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> between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and
> distributors.
>

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.