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Slated for a Christmas release.

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

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The play (based on the same novel) got the Tony Award this year: http://youtu.be/q-bni4QqSv4

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Official trailer released:

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Looks like SS is back to what he does best.
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Yup, he is, break out the kleenex.

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Full Disclosure: I am not fond of horses, have never rode one and never will.

I like this trailer!
This is a story that has potential.
Many people do not know the history of the horse during WW I.
Millions were killed and maimed, as mechanized warfare was still in its infancy.

FWIW, the trailer is beautifully shot.
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The cinematography in that trailer looks spectacular!

Where would the evolution of man and civilization be without the horse?
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I feel it can be a little to much Spielberg for my taste.
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The cinematography in that trailer looks spectacular!

Where would the evolution of man and civilization be without the horse?

I don't know ask the "natives" here in NA, they didn't see one till the Spaniard came.

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Looks like a winner. This is SS in his best element.
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Looks like a winner. This is SS in his best element.

Yes if the horse is going to start eating people.
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Where would the evolution of man and civilization be without the horse?

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I don't know ask the "natives" here in NA, they didn't see one till the Spaniard came.

True.
Although there was a couple of species of Equus in NA when man got here, mostly likely they ended up on the menu until their extinction.
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Horses in World War I

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The use of horses in World War I marked a transitional period in the evolution of armed conflict. Cavalry units were initially considered essential offensive elements of a military force, but over the course of the war, the vulnerability of horses to modern machine gun and artillery fire reduced their utility on the battlefield

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Horses in World War I



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horses_in_World_War_I

Cool...thanx for the link.
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The play (based on the same novel) got the Tony Award this year: http://youtu.be/q-bni4QqSv4

It's also been a worldwide hit, especially in London, where it's income made up for the budget cuts they've received.

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I don't know ask the "natives" here in NA, they didn't see one till the Spaniard came.

They also weren't "advanced" at all.
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Early reactions from sneak previews are a mixed bag:

http://www.slashfilm.com/war-horse-r...ew-screenings/
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loved snl's version of warhorse.
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Finally, a proper Spielberg film. Been waiting quite a few years for a genuine, authentic, and good one to come out. It's finally happened. The soundtrack alone speaks of greatness.
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I do like war movies - I don't like horses - deathly afraid of them. I could see myself rooting for someone to shoot "Warhorse" dead. LOL

I will have to wait for Lucas's RED TAILS to satisfy my genre desire.
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Oh gawd, why is SS making a horse movie? who in the hell wants to see a movie about horses except for horse lovers? ppl want to see dogs, piranha, komodo dragons, something interesting. What a waste.

After the big flop of Kingdom of crystals skulls you would think he would come back with a bang and what do we get? a snoreville about some boy and his horse. And what's next? another snoozer with about Lincoln. Guess he's got tons of money cause he's def is not going after box office dollars.
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Oh gawd, why is SS making a horse movie? who in the hell wants to see a movie about horses except for horse lovers?

As a matter of fact...you are absolutely correct.
This is all about Mrs. Spielberg, and her love for Equines.

A few years ago, the Spielberg Family tried to get an exception to zoning laws in their community regarding the warehousing of horses on private property.
IIRC, their neighbors howled in horror at the possibility of having stables within smelling distance of their homes.
It didn't go thru...and was dropped (gee, I wonder why?).

Now, we are blessed with Mrs. Spielberg's....uhhhh...uhhh....
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Oh gawd, why is SS making a horse movie? who in the hell wants to see a movie about horses except for horse lovers?

As a matter of fact, you are absolutely correct.
This is all about Mrs. Spielberg, and her love for Equines.

A few years ago, the Spielberg Family tried to get an exception to zoning laws in their community regarding the warehousing of horses on private property.
Mrs. Spielberg wanted to have some kind of riding rink...or something like that.
IIRC, their neighbors howled in horror at the possibility of having stables within smelling distance of their homes.
It didn't go thru...and was dropped (gee, I wonder why?).

Now, we are blessed with Mrs. Spielberg's....uhhhh...uhhh....
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Just came back from viewing this movie.. I enjoyed all 2 1/2 hrs of it,yes very long movie. Don't know how they managed to put the horse thru all those tight spots. Anyone else see it?

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Just came back from viewing this movie.. I enjoyed all 2 1/2 hrs of it,yes very long movie. Don't know how they managed to put the horse thru all those tight spots. Anyone else see it?

I'm not really a fan of horse movies. Is this one any different? I might just go see it

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How they shot some of this film is of interest to me because much of the horse running shots were insanely complex and downright dangerous. Incredible film, by the way.

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I bet that there's CGI horses...
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I bet that there's CGI horses...

'War Horse': The Making of Steven Spielberg's WWI Epic

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Except for one notable shot in which the horse stumbles and falls into a trench, most of the work was done without CGI effects. That added pressure to the shoot, as did the ever-changing British weather

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