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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Spielberg's War Horse Movie Television Commercial: Here Comes a Great Film!

It doesn't open in theaters until Christmas, but the television commercial is ready to roll. We all know Santa Claus is coming to town, but so is War Horse; Mr. Spielberg's epic story of what war looks like through the eyes of a horse opens on Christmas Day. Two tickets and a promise to buy the popcorn will make a great gift for anyone you know.

Back to the commercial: Hoof Blog readers will notice immediately that the horse is lame, which may 1) spur your interest in seeing the film, or 2) make you wonder how a horse trainer gets a sound horse to limp on command.

Click on the arrows at the lower right to watch the clip in full-screen mode. It's worth it.

The Hoof Blog will have much more information about War Horse as the launch approaches. the interest in the film is unearthing all sorts of information, images and film footage about hoofcare and farriers in World War I that the Hoof Blog is hoping to share.

Until then, as they say in the film: be brave!

Put this amazing reference book at the top of your Christmas wish list!
Call to order 978 281 3222.

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redhorse said...

I would love to see the movie, but I don't know if I can. I've seen the commercial three times and every time I see it I sob uncontrollably.

ponycobbler said...

You are up against John William's score, you have no chance to turn off the waterworks. I'm just going prepared.

Linda Andrae said...

My sister and I flew to New York to see the play with the life-size horse puppets. It was sensational and we learned that Monty Roberts had been hired to give these horse puppets their very life-like movements. There is a lot of death in the play (without blood!)both human and equine. I, too, am not sure about the movie and its realism, but if I go, will definitely be prepared.

Alex said...

I cannot wait! saw the trailer at the movies. saw the play and read the book!!