Movie War Horse (2011)

Released 20111225.
Watched 20120129 Theaters. Cinemark Egyptian 24 [WAR HORSE] 9:30P $9.25
Watched 20120909 (McNaughton Plan from the Eisenhower Library)
War Horse (2011) Steven Spielberg. 146 min


Relevant Links:
War Horse (IMDb.com)

[20130124]
Overall, this movie had plenty of dramatic scenes and moments that kept me interested.

While I liked the movie as a whole, I was a little disappointed by the use of accents in the movie. First the Germans were speaking to each other in English with German accents and the French were speaking to each other in English with French accents. That was somewhat tolerable. But then, speaking in their respective accents, what language were they using when the French man was talking to the German man? In contrast, the actors and actresses in Hugo (2011) were all speaking (American) English with a British accent, despite the movie taking place in France, where they should all be speaking French.

With that being said, I will end by reiterating that this movie was solid and probably worth watching at least once in your lifetime.

Fact: David Thewlis was in another movie about a horse: Black Beauty (1994).

20120909:
Instant Comments:
OMG people speaking English with their accents. Annoying. To be distinguished from the use of accents in Hugo (2011). In this case, it happens on and off.
And trying to determine which language they are actually conversing with is uninteresting.
I thought a great scene was the plow scene.
I liked the love story between the two horses. But I don't like the movie as much as I remember.
The best scene is when Joey runs into the wire cutters, up until his release. "We need more cutters." -> ten cutters fly up over. A war horse. Coin toss. Handshake.

Library Information: (McNaughton Plan)
War horse
Dreamworks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy ; screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis ; directed by Steven Spielberg.
Video/Film in French, English, Spanish , 2012

Format:
Video/Film
Videorecording
1 videodisc (ca. 146 min.) : sound, colored ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 (English, French, Spanish); Dolby digital RNIB 2.0 in English; NTSC 1; widescreen (2.40:1).
Published:
Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Entertainment, 2012.
Edition:
Widescreen.
Credits:
Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; edited by Michael Kahn ; music by John Williams.
Performers:
Cast: Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Jeremy Irvine.
Related names:
Irvine, Jeremy.
Arestrup, Niels.
Thewlis, David, 1963-
Mullan, Peter.
Watson, Emily, 1967-
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954-
Hall, Lee.
Curtis, Richard, 1956-
Williams, John, 1932-
Morpurgo, Michael.
Dreamworks Pictures.
Reliance Entertainment.
Related titles:
Morpurgo, Michael. War horse.
Publisher's number:
106711 Touchstone Home Entertainment
8022352 Touchstone Home Entertainment
ISBN:
0100223761
Subjects:
Horses — Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 — Drama.
Animal films.
War films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Summary:
The story of a friendship between the horse, Joey, and Albert, the boy who tames and trains him. The horse is then forced into service in World War I, and changes the lives of the people he meets until he is returned to Albert.
Other information:
Originally produced as a motion picture.
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo.
Interest age level: 14-19. Brodart
Interest grade level: 9-12. Brodart
Language: Soundtrack in English, French, or Spanish; subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.
Language: Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Restrictions: For private home use only.
Identifying numbers:
UPC: 786936812817

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