Saturday, 27 March 2010

Hollywood filmmaker link to tiger sightings?

An interesting little anecdote has come to light in recent months about a filmmaker who created his own Tasmanian Tiger in the 1970s.

French-born Australian filmmaker Phillipe Mora, in recounting the making of his movie 'Mad Dog' Morgan (which due to a mistake with the date allowed the movie to slide into the public domain!) with lead Dennis Hopper, wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald:

"Collaterally, a dog I had dyed to look like a Tasmanian tiger escaped my motel and for years afterwards sightings were reported of the extinct animal."

Most of the film was shot around the Murray River region of NSW.

Incidentally, Morgan was never known as 'Mad Dog' in his lifetime - another Hollywood invention!

Read more:
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/the-shooting-of-mad-dog-morgan-20100312-q39w.html

Watch some of the film here:

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