Never Cry Wolf was made in 1983 but you would never know it. The film tells the true story of a biologist (Tyler) who is sent into the Arctic wilderness to study the behavioural patterns of wolves to determine whether or not they're responsible for the declining caribou numbers, as suspected. At first I was a little suspicious of the film with a few seemingly implausible elements to the story such as the fact that this guy was so unprepared for his expedition and the manner of which he was posted... but then I looked into his story and realised that almost all of it comes straight from his own autobiography (but I'm not here to judge that). Wow! This is essentially a one-man movie with only a few other human characters interacting periodically and its done really well. Tyler recounts his story through narration, straight from his book which lends a documentary aesthetic, which makes for a convincing and inspiring tale. Charles Martin Smith plays Tyler and he personally recalls the shoot being the loneliest of his career. Its a great performance which precedes Dances With Wolves and Into the Wild and portrays a realistic and subtle journey of self-discovery. Of course there's a conversational message attached to the film but it's not preachy and it comes straight from the source material. I had always known about the film but never got around to seeing it until now and as I said at the beginning, it could have been made last year. It hold up amazingly. A great film.