Woof 237: An Interstellar Game of Ball Chase

After a brief respite to recuperate from the narrowing thought trail of dog murder, our optimism was in need of refueling. Having focused too heavily on their mortality, we had began to lose focus on the spiritual gift that dogs have given us. Thinking big was the right move, real big. What is more grand and opposed to death than questioning the very life of dogs?

From the end back to the beginning, we had to discuss the origin of dogs to discover the origin of dog movies. Mount your cork boards and unravel your red string because we’re unraveling the mounting discovery of humanity’s future guided through canine past.

“There is a ferret in this movie voiced by Amy Sedaris.”

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The Political Compass of Dog Movies

After a brief respite, Alexander and I have returned to the much needed analysis of canine cinema. Accomplishing the creation of our own dog movie so soon had placed us on a narrow path and the break has shifted us away from intense dog murder.

When returning to the series, we questioned what had to be assessed and came to the obvious point. We had barely talked about existing dog movies, only in reference, and had to map out the political climate of the waters we’re braving.

“You wouldn’t get Marley biting Owen Wilson on his jeb-end.”

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BARK II: All Bite

Dogs. What are they? Where did they come from? How did they become our best friend? We may never know the answers. Why are there so many dog movies, and could they alleviate our concerns? Against our best instincts, we must make another dog movie…

Continued from last time, can an all dog cast horror work? Is the care-free Casey going to be able to overcome the killer? Is there more backstory to be discovered? How quickly can we get a sequel out the door? Am I just using the repetitive rhetorical questions because I leave editing these to the last minute and haven’t wrote an intro for this one?

But isn’t that literally how Nutty Professor 2 ends?

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BARK, A Dog Horror

Dogs. What are they? Where did they come from? How did they become our best friend? We may never know the answers. Why are there so many dog movies, and could they alleviate our concerns? Against our best instincts, we must make another dog movie…

We did it. After broaching the subject of canine cinema and trying to articulate our initial gut reactions to the genre, here we are. With thanks to Fenella Greenfield for her movie checklist over at Euroscript, we began to walk the walk. Could a dog movie be so easy to cobble together as the existing examples allude? Turns out, yes. In this extended, and excited, discussion, Alex and I used the prompts provided to craft our own narrative in the genre of horror. For later reference in the inevitable court trial, I would like to state neither of us are serial killers, or display any other tendencies of psychopaths. That being cleared up, let’s get started with the dog murder!

Creed really do help the creative process.

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Dog Stereotypes; Subs or Dubs

Dogs. What are they? Where did they come from? How did they become our best friend? We may never know the answers. Why are there so many dog movies, and could they alleviate our concerns? Against our best instincts, we must make another dog movie.

The prelude was an impromptu tangent of presumably another tangent. This week, we came together with the intention to take a bite out of canine cinema. Cinema, by and large, relies on the artistic balance of visual and aural. Any regular schmuck can capture the moment their dog slips off the couch as brief sight gag. Constructing a full feature length film with a narrative requires a little more. Even the Three Stooges had to explain the context to us why they kept falling over for it to work.

Herzog dragged a boat over a mountain, I think we can throw just a few dogs into large pits.

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Not Another Dog Movie, A Prelude

Dogs. Doggies. Doggos. Canines, mongrels, and doggy style. What are they? Where did they come from? How did they become our best friend? We may never know the answers. Even now, As I correspond with a friend, Alexander, a dog absently stares in my direction as I know another one stares at him. Like any friend, what do they want in return of their friendship?

If only they could talk. Like the titular Marley in the 2011 prequel Marley and Me: The Puppy Years. Then, in an inane venn diagram, the cultural osmosis of pets and movies comes together. Why are there so many dog movies, and could they alleviate our concerns?

So now Alexander and I are delving into the glut of canine cinema to research and develop the prefect character study. A film that strives for more than family friendly entertainment but an existential and educational expose. Against our best instincts, we must make another dog movie.

I helped make this monster, now I have to teach it how to not kill things.

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