I find it interesting that there is a bear in the film, which it would seem is what the person turns into, as bears have always been practically non-existent in Scotland (at least to my understanding.)
On a bit of a side note there is a story in the hagiographies of st. Columcille (Latin - St. Columba .... who founded the Iona monastery) observing a huge "monster". Some people swear up and down that he saw the Loch Ness monster, and others say that he obviously didn't..... and what he saw was probably a bear. Which to him could have been an unknown, or at least unusual, creature.
Of course it was probably a giant woodland fairy
But anyhow. The fact that they made the choice to put a bear in the film is intruiging. Is this coming from a North American sensibility that doesn't realize this understanding of bears in Scotland (which I kind of doubt), or is the fact that they chose to use a bear an important aspect of the story?
Edited by Attica, 17 November 2011 - 10:16 AM.