War Horse (2011) - Oscar® Nominee!
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|Young albert enlists to service in WWI after his beloved horse, joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of england and across europe as the war rages on.|
Editor's NoteDirector Steven Spielberg's epic World War I drama details the remarkable bond between a man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his loyal horse, Joey. Adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, WAR HORSE follows the growing friendship between man and beast as Albert trains Joey, and then follows Joey on an incredible journey across the English countryside after the pair are forcibly separated. Along the way, Joey touches the lives of everyone he comes into contact with, including British and German soldiers, as well as a kindly French farmer and his impressionable granddaughter. Later, in no man's land, Joey's extraordinary saga winds to a poignant and deeply affecting climax.
War Horse - DVD Review
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Published on: 4/3/2012 6:09 AM
|In a year that has been punctuated by films that aim to recapture the sterling glory of cinema's Golden Age (The Artist and Hugo led the way), War Horse arrives drenched in gleaming nostalgia and glowing reverie, a time capsule back to the days of John Ford and David O. Selznick. Its vistas are broad and all-encompassing; its frames could function as antique paintings. Yet, there are ways in which it pushes beyond those borders. The film closely adheres to the performance tics, broad themes, and square-jawed characterizations of a bygone era. Its style, however, explodes off the screen in a way that is entirely reverent to the blueprints left behind by the likes of Ford, Cukor, Fleming, and Lean, but imbued with the boundless technological tools of a new cinematic order that make its aesthetic all the more sumptuous. Indeed, it is like a polished, shiny, fully-restored classic....read the full review|
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