My Octopus Teacher...

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Donfrance, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Donfrance

    Donfrance Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Hello readers, I found this documentary on Netflix. I'm not sure if it's available on other streaming sites.

    My Octopus Teacher is about, you guessed it, an octopus and somebody who films it. I'm 55 and have never seen a documentary exposing so much emotion and beauty.

    A very touching story, showing that humans and nature can be a lot closer if we made an effort. Beautiful images and a lovely story.

    You can find a trailer on YouTube. ( also spoiler alert.)
    Enjoy...
     
  2. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

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  3. Spencer R

    Spencer R Forum Resident

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    Watched this and loved it.
     
  4. jfeldt

    jfeldt Forum Resident

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    This was a cute movie. Recommend :thumbsup:
     
  5. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

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    Will watch, thanks
     
  6. Alert

    Alert Forum Resident

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    I saw this a week ago and enjoyed it very much.
     
  7. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    Fantastic, gorgeous movie. Just watched this week. Stunningly beautiful.
     
  8. Bertly

    Bertly formerly known as "Berty"

    I watched a couple weeks ago and have continued to think about it off and on since. Very touching film.
     
  9. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

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    I really thought this was going to be a thread about a handsy adjunct professor.
     
  10. johnod

    johnod Forum Resident

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    I'll have to check it out, thanks.
     
  11. the jesus abyss

    the jesus abyss Well-Known Member

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    Was hoping for a Shape of Water scenario where the man & Octopus would get erotic.
     
  12. Sky Dawg

    Sky Dawg Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoyed it. Highly recommended.
     
  13. razerx

    razerx Who me?

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    Close enough:

     
  14. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

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    Same here. I had a history TA who seemed to spend the bulk of the weekly discussion section lining up his weekend with various freshmen . . . After a while I realized I could skip the readings.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2020
  15. johnod

    johnod Forum Resident

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    I watched this, enjoyed very much.
    Wonderful photography, thanks for the recommendation.
     
  16. VU Master

    VU Master Forum Resident

    I'm a long time diver with a fascination for octopuses. They're amazing to observe underwater and are very intelligent creatures. Jacques Cousteau wrote of seeing them build underwater houses, complete with doors and windows.

    I came across this documentary a few weeks ago and watched it twice. Fantastic. My wife really enjoyed it too. Highly recommended, and the photography is beautiful.

    One minor disappointment was that there were no night scenes. These animals are very cool to watch at night and sometimes put on quite a "light show".
     
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  17. This show is phenomenal. You just can't stop watching it.
     

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