Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Fourth Kind

The Fourth Kind movie, The Fourth Kind real, The Fourth Kind fake

And while we are talking about movies, here's another upcoming film called "The Fourth Kind".
The film is directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi and stars Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas and Will Patton.
The Fourth Kind is about an ongoing unsolved mystery in Nome, Alaska, where there have been a disproportionate number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

Of course if you get the title, you know the film maker is blaming aliens.
You know :
Close Encounter of the First kind : "A sighting of one or more unidentified flying objects"
Close Encounter of the Second kind : "An observation of a UFO, and associated physical effects from the UFO"
Close Encounter of the Third kind : "An observation of "animate beings" observed in association with a UFO sighting"
Close Encounter of the Fourth kind : "A human is abducted by a UFO or its occupants"
And there is also another....
Close Encounter of the Fifth kind : "UFO cases of lasting physiological impact, such as serious injury or death."

"The Fourth Kind" has reenactments of interviews with supposed abductees, and also has archival footage integrated into the film.
Of course all of this is woven into a it will make a good movie.

In the film, Milla Jovovich plays psychotherapist Dr. Abigail Tyler.
I did a little research on that name and found this at Alaska Psychiatry Journal .org...

"Dr. Abigail Tyler, Ph.D. is a research psychologist currently conducting clinical studies in the area of sleep disorders and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) in Nome, Alaska, toward developing more effective treatment plans for patients suffering from these related disorders. Dr. Tyler's work has been most recently published in the June 1997 issue of the American Journal Psychiatry in an article detailing her work with Dr. Samuel Burden, MD, entitled "Short-Term Behavioral Effects of Variance in Light Exposure on Suprachiasmatic Nucleus."

So unless the Alaska Psychiatry Journal is in on the hoax, she's the real deal.
Nothing in there about Alien Abduction though.
BUT WAIT, if you go into just, you get a blank page with a header.
And add to that, at IMDb, it says that Alaska state licensing examiner Jan Mays says she can't find records of an Abigail Tyler ever being licensed in any profession in Alaska.
Ron Adler, CEO and director of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute and Denise Dillard, president of the Alaska Psychological Association say they've never heard of Abigail Tyler.
Hmmmm...smells kinda "Blair Witch" to me.

Here is the spooky trailer for the film.

The film looks interesting, but I have to call hoax on "The Fourth Kind"


dpgurney said...

This kind of publicity is completely unacceptable. It is one thing to simply lie about the truth of certain events, but to actually create websites and other sources that attempt to verify the lie should be illegal. How is anyone supposed to be able to conduct legitimate research when corporations can go around creating fake medical journal website. Here is Universal Studios phone number - please call and complain about this blatant public manipulation: 818-777-1000

Joel said...

I have to disagree, dpgurney. Movies were created to entertain, not inform. Even proper documentaries can't be taken as truth given the bias inherent in editing. The makers of "The Fourth Kind" are actually being very clever in making it seem as if a dramatization has been interspersed with archival footage. Doing so lends the film an air of verisimilitude that'll make it a creepier viewing experience even with full knowledge that the entire film is a fabricated drama. Alien abductions have been thoroughly debunked as either out-and-out hoaxes or unfortunate individuals suffering from temporal lobe seizures and other neurological disorders. Still, the idea of alien abductions makes for good story-telling and, in that spirit, I'm looking forward to the film. The take-home lesson: anything you see on the silver screen is fake.

fortheglamour said...

I don't know if it should be illegal, maybe at some point a disclaimer should be used. But wouldn't you say that this film, the blair witch project, and its successors (paranormal activity -a recent example) are just a modern nod to the "war of the worlds" radio broadcast. The fake-true-story is a fad that some people enjoy and embrace, and like any fad it will fade out only to show up again maybe 20 years from now, but I wouldn't get angry about it. Eventually everyone figures out it was made up, and the people who actually go to these types of movies choose to go because they want to. No one forces anyone into these films. People go because they want a good scare and enjoy the suspense . It is all in fun, and for the small percentage who actually take it seriously, and freak out, I say "F*** em", you shouldn't have to coddle the stupid.

Dale said...

Alcohol and Polar bears explain the disappearing people.

Dale said...

Alcohol and polar bears explain the disappearing people

rick said...

I undersrand and agree with both positions. However we must understand that this(the movie)is a vehicle to make money for the producers. If they wanted to truly explore the possibiltiy of any truth to the suggestion of abduction, they would of made a documentary. and Polar bears, and people WANTING to be missing, make sense.

Evilyn Garnett said...

This movie was not just a hoax, it was a lazy, unintelligent hoax at that. "Alaska Psychiatry Journal"? Please. And I recognized the actress playing "the real" Abigail Tyler. The doc. footage is obviously fake, as well. The sad thing is, there are people who are credulous and un-curious enough to believe it. Same folks who listen to "conspiracy" radio, is my guess

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