Screen 1: Soft Fruit (1999) - Soft Fruit is, appropriately enough an Aussie film and so the perfect jumping off point to visit Aussie blogger Duncan of Ben Cruachan blog who has been sharing his fruit with Pied Currawongs and Satin Bowerbirds.
Screen 2: The Darwin Adventure (1972) - an excellent docudrama of old-school birder Charles Darwin's life and adventures. As a result of the Beagle expedition Darwin saw South American Ostriches (Rhea) and Greg Laden fills us in on his observations.
Screen 3: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - The Mangrove Cuckoo that is....I didn't find a nest but I did find the bird so I had to go with Jack.
Screen 4: (Double feature) Volcano! (1997) & Krakatoa, East of Java (1942) - We're showing these two because the Zen Birdfeeder (who has a cool blog name) told me there was a volcanic erruption....what? Irruption eh?...Oh. Well that does make more sense for IATB but we don't have any films for Pine Grosbeak irruption (Don't tell me you'd forgotten how bad the puns were last time?).
Screen 6: Citizen Kane (1941) - the eponymous Citizen of the title was not, to my knowledge involved in the Audubon Society's citizen science projects. The birdfreak team let us know the score on the Cerulean Warbler which, thanks to birding citizens, now has its own atlas.
Screen 7: A Bath House Beauty (1914) (Short) -Doug Boude built a bird bath for his backyard buddies which led us to show this vintage Fatty Arbuckle short (ironically one of the few "clean" films with bath in the title).
Screen 8: Predator II (1990) - In this sequel to the Arnie (ahem) classic the predator stalks a US city. Over in DC (the home of A DC Birding Blog), John spends his day watching a number of predators (and their prey) each more interesting than the prosthetic monster.
Screen 9: Shen ying fei yan hu die zhang (aka Eagle Claw vs. Butterfly Palm)(1982) (Chinese dubbed) - Back in August the Ecobirder braved the Eagle's claws to rescue an immature bald eagle. In this post read about how they got to see its triumphant return to the wild. We're putting on this Eagle claw kung fu flick in homage to their good deeds.
Screen 10: The Scarlet Letter (1995) - OK bear with me. The letter is scarlet a shade of red, however as fans of popular science books probably know, Canaries aren't red (unless you do strange things with their parentage), now none of this is particularly relevant as GrrlScientist (who like Ecobirder's eagle has a bad wing - get well soon Grrl) isn't actually blogging about real canaries. She's blogging about metaphorical ones which are actually other birds.
Screen 14: Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994)(TV) - Why are we showing this dire made-for-tv special at the IATB multiplex? Well partially because like all kids of my generation I'm still in love with Kelly Kapowski but principally because everyone remembers Saved by the Bell for Screech and Rick saw a rather nice screech owl.
Screen 16: Spring and Port Wine (1970) - Unlike perhaps the populace of fictional 1970's Bolton, England, Liza Lee of Egret's Nest appreciates the need for spring; she's already got Allen's Hummingbirds lurking amongst her flowering quince (nice plant btw Liza get that in for Berrygoround too).
Screen 19: The Agony of Defeat (1992) (short) - N8 posts about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as he watches a red-tail tear up a squirrel's nest. I totally know what he means about squirrels with a sense of entitlement too.
Screen 20: Silence of the Lambs (1991) - My all time favourite movie because of not only Lecter but also Clarice Starling. Of course Starlings aren't just amazing serial killer catching FBI agents, they're the marvellous in nature.
Screen 21: Tarzan in Guatemala (1935) - Well not Tarzan exactly. Our illustrious leader Mike of 10,000 birds hit Guatemala recently, here's the first of many posts to come. The tagline to this film (aka the new adventures of Tarzan) was "The Greatest Tarzan of all Time" can Corey or Charlie confirm if he fits the bill.
Hope y'all enjoyed the show - our next feature will be at the House and other Arctic Musings so don't forget to get those trailers in on time.