Sunday, February 14, 2010

Red Dog

Audition for upcoming film "Red Dog," based on the book by Louis de Bernieres:


trasha said...

Are we to cast votes?

blackbird said...

You know I'm forwarding this to at least two boys in my house.

Anonymous said...

Yup. Forwarded that to all three dog-lovin' males in my life.

fifi said...

Did Koko get the part?

This was so good I even showed my mister and he thought it was great.

herhimnbryn said...

Priceless. You know I am going to have to send this to some doggy friends!

Anonymous said...

I am not a dog person but this is simply amazing!

Lucy said...

That was fab, HHB e-mailed me to tell me about it!

Avus said...

Great Stuff! Daughter HHnB emailed me about it. Sat and watched it with a German Shepherd's chin on the computer desk and I think he appreciated it, too.

Duyvken said...

Do directors prefer that hairstyle so that they can run their fingers through their hair to convey frustration, earnestness or exhaustion?
Of course, I am basing that impression on a total of 2 directors but entire political systems have been founded on less :-)
xo to you!

Anonymous said...

I understand the "dyeing red" thing. Red Dog was a Red Heeler, the ruddy version of the Blue Heeler. Both are cattle dogs, used a lot in all parts of Australia on cattle stations.
The splendid dog in the clip is a Kelpie, a sheep dog, not used with cattle.
Actually rare as working dogs on northern Australian cattle stations.
Both breeds are very smart, easily trained and enjoy working.
They're not good as suburban/town pets beacause of their strong "work ethic". With nothing to do in a backyard they'll bark incessantly and destroy your garden. Then they'll escape and chase cars: something to "round up". Low tolerance of boredom.
Koko was just terrific. Hope Koko got the part.
The Red Dog book was very evocative for me. I spent my childhood in those northern parts of Australia.
Cheers, Sue

kim at allconsuming said...

You know, posting something about a dog is almost enough to make me unfollow don't you.

I mean, it's a slippery slope from this to posting pictures of a cat lying across your keyboard or sleeping on your bed.

But then I watched it and well, I am smitten. With both the dog and the director.


(Like I could ever unfollow you)

herhimnbryn said...

Oh, I have to respond to Sue's comment about blue heelers not being good domestic pets!

Like all dogs their behaviour is, in part, determined by input from their owners. A tired dog is a happy dog. Bryn, a Blue heeler cattle dog) and I walk 5k every morning. He enjoys hide and seek, games and knows all the names of his 'indoor' toys. He is well trained (most of the time!). He has access to a part of the garden when I am out. He does not bark, unless a stranger comes to the house(and I always thank him for that). I'll stop ranting now!

Sorry E. to use your so!