Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made (1994)

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The unique film set within a Karaja village in Brazil's Mato Grosso, Jim Jarmusch listens while Sam Fuller describes the 1950's "Tigrero" movie that he was unable to make. It also profiles the Karaja people. The non-film "Tigrero" had a fascinating history. The name was purchased off a novel by 20th Century Fox by Darryl F. Zanuck. Screen writer Fuller was sent to Brazil to come up with the story. There between two jungle rivers, he meets the Karajas who allow him to film their ceremonies and their village. Upon returning, he wrote a blockbuster film which would have starred John Wayne, Tyrone Power, and Ava Gardner. Because it was to be filmed in the dangerous jungle, Fox nixed the project. A lot of this movie focuses on Jarmusch interacting with the natives. The two also discuss Fuller's career and religion. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
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NR
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Art House & International , Documentary , Drama , Special Interest , Television
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Critic Reviews for Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made

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Full Review… | August 15, 2007
Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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If you're fans of the colorful Fuller and the hipster Jarmusch, you'll probably like the pic.

Full Review… | September 14, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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Full Review… | June 30, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

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Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made

while more could have been done with this and some parts are a little hokey, it's still fun to watch the elderly fuller and quirky jarmusch on their journey through the amazon. 'tigrero' was an epic planned to be shot there in the 1950s, if only insurance costs for stars john wayne and ava gardner hadn't been prohibitive. fuller revisits a tribe he encountered while scouting locations

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