Were any animals harmed in the making of the lobster?

When the end credits roll in “The Lobster” — the hypnotically strange English-language debut of Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos
Yorgos Lanthimos
Georgios "Yorgos" Lanthimos (Greek: Γιώργος Λάνθιμος, romanized: Giórgos Lánthimos, IPA: [ˈʝorɣoz ˈlanθimos]; born 23 September 1973) is a Greek film director, film producer, screenwriter, photographer, and theatre director.
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–you may scan the credits intently for the reassurance that no animals were harmed during production.
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Did they shoot a donkey in The Lobster?

Bookmark this question. Show activity on this post. In the opening scene of "The Lobster" there is this woman driving in the countryside. She stops somewhere in the middle of a pasture and then she shoots a donkey dead.
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What animal did he turn her into The Lobster?

The Lobster: What does David turn the Heartless Woman into? The popular thought is that he turns the woman into a Rabbit. Now, remember, the woman has no emotions and has been an ace hunter of the Loners. Turning her into a harmless little rabbit would make the hunter become the hunted, her worst fear.
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What happens to the dog in The Lobster?

Colin Farrell's dog (which is actually his brother turned into an animal) gets slaughtered by his heartless wife in The Lobster, and it elicits such a strong reaction in him that it becomes a catalyst for the second act of the film.
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When did they stop killing animals in movies?

Since 1939, the American Humane Association has monitored the treatment of animal actors on sets of thousands of films, giving most of them its famous seal of approval, stating that "No animals were harmed" in the making of the movie.
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The Lobster "to be eaten by a bigger animal" scene

What movie started no animals harmed?

American Humane's first "No Animals Were Harmed" end credit was issued at the end of the movie The Doberman Gang in 1972.
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What movie caused no animals harmed?

On “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” set, 14 horses sustained injuries. And yet, the film received the “No Animals Were Harmed” credit because the organization said “none of the injuries were serious or due to intentional harm.” The AHA dismisses other horse deaths because they were “not work-related.”
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Why does he blind himself in The Lobster?

Therefore, David's idea to blind himself is, in a twisted Lanthimosian way, a beautiful commentary on the sacrifices people in a relationship make for one another. He loves her so much that he's about to stab his own eyes just to accommodate her.
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Did he blind himself at the end of The Lobster?

ENDING 2 – He doesn't blind himself and he leaves her.

David realizes that he is no longer in love with the woman. Their connection was superficial, they only “clicked” because they shared a common trait: a poor vision.
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What was the point of the movie The Lobster?

The 2015 film revolves around a dystopian society where inhabitants are given 45 days to find a romantic partner, or otherwise be permanently turned into an animal of their choosing. David (Colin Farrell) serves as our entry point into the story as he is forced to find a new partner after his wife leaves him.
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Who are they hunting in The Lobster?

All are provided with identical sets of drab clothing as well as a tranquilizer gun and 20 darts. The latter are for the guests' regular forays into the adjacent woods, during which they hunt down “loners”—that is, unattached singles who've fled from society's marital mandate.
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Was The Lobster shot on film?

"At the last moment we decided to shoot digitally in case we wanted to see the dailies," he explains. Shooting on ARRI Alexa, Bakatakis used Panavision Primo lenses, with some super-speed, older opticals from the same manufacturer.
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Where was The Lobster filmed hotel?

Shot at Parknasilla Resort & Spa in Sneem, Co. Kerry in Spring 2014, THE LOBSTER is written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou and produced by Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey and Yorgos Lanthimos.
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Is The Lobster surreal?

The Lobster is a 2015 European surreal black comedy dystopian film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Yorgos Lanthimos, co-produced by Ceci Dempsy, Ed Guiney, and Lee Magiday, and co-written by Efthimis Filippou.
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Is The Lobster worth watching?

'The Lobster' is the weird, quirky indie movie totally worth watching.
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Is The Lobster movie scary?

The horror behind The Lobster lies mainly in its use of 'the absurd', harnessing the fear of the unfamiliar. The film is unpredictable, constantly subverting the viewers' expectations and sustaining the tension. By rapidly flitting between genres, Lanthimos ensures that we never really feel comfortable or secure.
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Are lobsters immortal?

Lobsters are in the grey area of being biologically immortal. They do not die of aging. Instead they have an enzyme called telomerase which replaces their cells and will do so as long as they live.
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Why do they talk weird in The Lobster?

"The Lobster" is narrated in a monotone by Rachel Weisz, who doesn't enter the film until some way in. The tone of the narration is key: It is as though Weisz is reading a love poem in botched translation by a third grader. She sounds like a child trying to talk the way she thinks adults talk.
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Why is The Lobster rated R?

Parents need to know that The Lobster -- which stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz -- is a strange, futuristic dystopian drama with elements of dark comedy. It's very much aimed at adults: It has several very gory moments and shocking, sudden violence, as well as the threat/suggestion of violence.
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Do lobsters mate for life?

“As it turns out, lobsters don't mate for life,” explained Mr. Wheir, a video editor in New York. Actually, male lobsters in particular are rather promiscuous. “Lobsters do have a monogamous bond, but it only lasts for two weeks,” said Trevor Corson, the author of “The Secret Life of Lobsters” (HarperCollins, 2004).
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Why is it called The Lobster?

The most clear-cut explanation is that the lobster is the protagonist's animal of choice if he is unable to find a partner. Informed that the majority of guests choose dogs or horses, David (a mustachioed, dad-bodded Colin Farrell) answers that he would want to be turned into a lobster.
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What happened in the end of lobster?

At the end, we see David and the woman he loves (Rachel Weisz) at a diner. They've escaped the Loners, which means now they have to blend into normal society. But the problem is that, in this society, everyone has to have a defining characteristic, and every couple has to share that characteristic. Fair enough.
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How many horses died filming Lord of the Rings?

Viggo Mortensen has said that two of the three horses that he bought when filming The Lord of the Rings have since died.
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How many horses died during the making of Ben Hur?

"Ben-Hur" (1959)

But according to film historians, as many as 100 horses were killed during the production of the iconic film. The second-unit director of "Ben-Hur" reportedly ordered horses be shot and killed "if they limped," without seeking veterinary care.
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How did they make horses fall in old Westerns?

The device used to make the horse fall was a slippery platform called a 'tilt shute,' which when tilted up forced the horse to slip off the cliff. This is just one of the many cruel methods utilized in the movies to force animals to fall against their will (Lieber 1).
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