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Set in 1898, this movie is based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 130 people over a nine month period, while a bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter tried to kill them. Written by
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After the lions were killed, their skins were used as rugs by Col. Patterson. They were later sold to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, who had them stuffed and placed on display. Because they were originally used as rugs with resulting deterioration of the hides, the lions are much smaller than they originally were. See more »
When Robert Beaumont asks Col. Patterson to build the bridge, the world map behind him shows countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and various African countries which were obviously not separate countries in 1896. See more »
This is the most famous and true African adventure.
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The beginning of the end credits is shown with a photograph of the real bridge as background. See more »
A success in originality, story telling, and terror.
The Ghost and the Darkness is an excellent film. It has the ingredients of a landmark movie. The story is based on fact. There was a bridge being built in Tsavo in 1898. There were two man-eating lions there who killed 130 people for no reason. And I believe there was something more behind the intentions of these lions. Evil can and does exist anywhere. Undoubtedly in humans, and, probably more than we'll ever know, in animals. The Ghost and the Darkness is a reminder how vulnerable we are to nature's fury, and that we should never under-estimate the potential of any animal.
In closing, I'll say that this movie is perfectly directed, superbly scored, and beautifully filmed, and to the adventurous and open-minded viewer, a movie with lasting satisfying and chilling effects.
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