Gorillas in the Mist Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown

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Biopic of Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver). Inspired by Leakey, a famous anthropologist, she travels to Uganda to study the life and habits of gorillas. She comes up with a way to communicate with them. As her interest in the animals increases, she gets so caught up in the fight to protect them against poachers, that she misses out on a romantic relationship with the National Geographic photographer (Bryan Brown) who comes to take pictures. Ultimately her fight for the preservation of the mountain gorillas, brings her into conflict with the Ugandan government and her progressing militant stance on animal rights costs her her life.
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Best part of story, including ending: It is interesting to see someone so motivated and inspired to learn as much as possible about these gorillas and make the world understand how valuable they are to our very existence.

Best scene in story: The scene where she lies on her back in the woods, holding hands with one of these mountain gorillas is breathtaking.

Opinion about the main character: The courage of Dian Fossey to undertake a mission like that and stand up for animal rights, even if it kills you.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   tree-huggers/environmentalists

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa Jungles?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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