Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Stock music by Robert Van Eps and Dominic Frontiere was integrated into Samuel Matlovsky's original score for "Namu". Van Eps' music was composed for "The Outer Limits" TV segment entitled "Tourist Attraction", which was directed by Namu's László Benedek. The ominous-sounding cues were used for the amphibious fish-monsters, the Ichthyosaurs. See more »
When Hank gets in the water with Namu wearing a wet suit, he is not wearing a scuba tank. In the next scene, the tank is visible. In the following scene, he is not wearing the tank again. See more »
I was a child in Port Orchard when the captive orca was penned in Rich Cove. As a depiction of an orca in captivity the story is fine. There are some pretty significant fictions depicted in the movie however.
One is that the orca was intensively studied while penned there; he was actually being held captive while the captor attempted to sell him.
Also, there was no community enmity towards the creature. The bullies in our town were far too busy beating some of us humans up to bother with the orca.
We kids loved seeing him and rode our bicycles or stopped on family outings to admire him. Port Orchard is not a fishing town, and even then this region admired and loved the orcas as one of our greatest regional icons.
Set aside reality and enjoy the film if you like. But come up to Puget Sound and see them in the wild, where they belong.
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