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paleo or paleo-related movies?

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Created January 19, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Know any good paleo/paleo-related movies to watch sometime this weekend?

Of the top of my head a can think of Apocalypto. Yeah, it was a Mayan or Aztec population so they did eat a lot corn, but it's a pretty paleo movie to me, as it's partly about using the environment to you advantage and becoming one with nature.

Got any other good titles?

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on January 19, 2013
at 12:16 PM

Yea, they must have left out the part where he sacrificed a lamb and slept with 20 virgins to keep it more pg, you know

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on January 19, 2013
at 04:52 AM

Quest for Fire would be my choice too. Excellent movie.

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on January 19, 2013
at 03:40 AM

I remember reading in "Men's Health" about how gerard Butler prepared for the film- oatmeal, protein shakes, chicken breasts, and pistachios. Sounds boring.

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on January 19, 2013
at 03:07 AM

beat you to it... :)

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on January 19, 2013
at 03:01 AM

yes, pretty much. well they at least both have bear in the title.

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+1 good one. agree.

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on January 19, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Is that like the berenstain bears?

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That movie probably shaped the way I see the world more than any other single movie I've ever seen. Not to mention I was watching that movie the first time I copped a field. She had never seen the movie and I was torn between wanting her to understand the plot and doing.. other things. In hindsight I'm lolling at myself but at the time I was just like, this movie is awesome, and telling her to pay more attention. Anyways, +1 just for mentioning it.

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Ha. I holdl that movie partially responsible for the shape I am in today, as it was a great source of motivation...add to that movie the more recent (and better, imho) "Immortals."

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on January 19, 2013
at 03:04 AM

Quest for fire? Because unlike any of the other answers this one actually takes place during the Paleolithic Era.

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on January 19, 2013
at 04:52 AM

Quest for Fire would be my choice too. Excellent movie.

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on January 19, 2013
at 03:07 AM

beat you to it... :)

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on January 19, 2013
at 01:44 AM

Fight Club is what first pops into my head. Of course, gathering the two underlying themes from the movie is a bit harder than from the book because Brad Pitt's hotness is too distracting, but, having read the book as well, I can asure you there is a paleo theme. Well, two actually.

The first is the feminization of men in modern society, due in part to having absentee fathers and being raised solely by their mother's (typical "Mommas boys") and also due to modern societal standards of men- well groomed at all times, desk jokey, concerned more with appearance than with function (bicep curls all day long). "Fight Club" is a way to break free of that mold. To roughly quote the book, "Fight Club gives you a reason for working out in the gym and keeping your hair and nails short." To get back in touch with the animal inside you (we are just animals, after all).

The second way it's paleo is the anti-materialism of it all. Project Mayhem's dream (a Fight Club offshoot) is to ruin "civilized" society. At one point in the novel, either the Protaganist or Tyler Durden envisions a Utopia where the city becomes the new jungle- a concrete one- where you stalk wild venison past old, abandonded shopping centers. If objectives of the Club/Project Mayhem are met, then what will be left is a new society where men are free from Feng Shui-ed out, Ikia-clad apartments and left to the fend for themselves in the new Concrete jungle. To hunt, kill, procreate, and fight. To be men once again, not the suit and tie wearing, Audi driving, Ikia shopping, number crunching desk jockey wusses that we now *emphasized text*call men.

So, yeah, it's all in the movie (somewhere serrupticiously tucked away behind shirtless Brad Pitt) and much easier gleaned from the book. But, the movie is pretty great. If nothing else, you can use it as an impetus to dry-hump your new gf on the couch. What else are movie nights for?

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on January 19, 2013
at 02:43 AM

+1 good one. agree.

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on January 19, 2013
at 02:16 AM

That movie probably shaped the way I see the world more than any other single movie I've ever seen. Not to mention I was watching that movie the first time I copped a field. She had never seen the movie and I was torn between wanting her to understand the plot and doing.. other things. In hindsight I'm lolling at myself but at the time I was just like, this movie is awesome, and telling her to pay more attention. Anyways, +1 just for mentioning it.

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on January 19, 2013
at 11:18 AM

First half hour or so of Stanley Kubrick's 2001.

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on January 19, 2013
at 02:41 AM

I haven't seen this since I was really little, so I have no idea if it's any good. I've been meaning to watch it again sometime:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clan_of_the_Cave_Bear_(film)

And here is another that I haven't yet seen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quest_for_Fire_(film)

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on January 19, 2013
at 03:01 AM

yes, pretty much. well they at least both have bear in the title.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 19, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Is that like the berenstain bears?

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 19, 2013
at 01:34 AM

300, because it doesn't get more paleo than this.

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on January 19, 2013
at 01:44 AM

Ha. I holdl that movie partially responsible for the shape I am in today, as it was a great source of motivation...add to that movie the more recent (and better, imho) "Immortals."

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on January 19, 2013
at 03:40 AM

I remember reading in "Men's Health" about how gerard Butler prepared for the film- oatmeal, protein shakes, chicken breasts, and pistachios. Sounds boring.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 19, 2013
at 12:16 PM

Yea, they must have left out the part where he sacrificed a lamb and slept with 20 virgins to keep it more pg, you know

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on January 19, 2013
at 06:00 AM

Its not a movie but I've been glued to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage series. He has a small holding and spends a lot of the time catching animals and fish and then using up every damn part of the animal. He uses flour/corn etc but mostly it's all about plants and animals.

Absolute paleo food porn, I feel like a voyeur watching it.

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on January 20, 2013
at 01:19 PM

I watched In Search Of The Perfect Human Diet last night, but it's a documentary and not what I think you are probably looking for.

What about Seasons 1-2 of Dual Survival? Cody considers himself a modern hunter and gatherer.

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on January 19, 2013
at 01:38 PM

Into The Wild. Dersu Uzala.

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