A couple of weeks ago I headed to my local cinema to see watch Harrison Ford in the movie adaptation of Jack London's novel, The Call of The Wild, directed by Chris Sanders. In recent years, I've seen a lot of movies featuring dogs with voiceovers by numerous actors; however, I was blown away by this film in which Buck, the film's canine protagonist; communicates by body language alone. And I'm glad that I had a packet of tissues with me in my handbag, as I cried all the way through. Thankfully, there were only a few of us in the cinema screening.
For those unfamiliar with the story, and not wanting to give too much away about the film itself, it tells the tale of Buck and his three masters, and his journey from being a pampered pooch to becoming the pack leader of sled-dogs of a mail-delivery team in Alaska's Yukon in the late nineteenth century. Buck and his pack members stole my heart, as did the performance by Harrison Ford, who plays master number three, John Thornton. I thoroughly recommend going to see the movie if you can, or when it gets released on DVD or is available to stream.