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4 Film Favorites: Classic Horse Films (Black Beauty, National Velvet, International Velvet, The Story of Seabiscuit) Review

4 Film Favorites: Classic Horse Films (Black Beauty, National Velvet, International Velvet, The Story of Seabiscuit) Review

 
 

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    “A Fabulous Foursome”

    My sister had given me Black Beauty on VHS and that I must have observed that half a dozen occasions. It starts with Black Beauty at his home, then shifts back to gentling and his birth. It was cute to see ginger helped him deal with the little and girth. It does take place as that took place in Maryland. In Black Beuaty, there’s a voice for him, but maybe not to the other horses. He meets with Ginger and Merrylegs when he’s sold to Squire Gordon, and can be paired to drive the carriage. When the squires spouse takes ill, Beauty and Ginger are offered, and so starts the numerous owners he has to deal with till in the end the grownup Joe Green (the young lad who nearly killed him) provides him his final home. The Story of Seabiscuit celebrities Barry Fitzgerald, whom I choose to be Shirley Temple and a true Irishman, who is not Irish. The subject is a non-inspiring colt named Seabiscuit who catches Uncle Shawns eye and, above objections, convinces his boss. In a match race against Sir Barton, the colt starts to win, and win, and win, and also, following a beginning, reveals the bigger horse his heels. A story that ended with Shawn having the last laugh at both who had composed off the little fellow. National Velvet has been around for so long for those who havent seen it, you dont watch horse movies. I loved the pairing of Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor, along with the running of the Grand National. International Velvet was such a sequel in my view I had been put out by the absence of recognition it received. Sherlock Holmes in Murder by Decree, Christopher Plummer, was good as Uncle John, and poor Velvet was at a loss. This scene where Velvet asks Sarah to have the two running toward each other, simply to have Sarah realize that it’s not her foal, although the Pie, and also to go bring the Pie, is amazing. To watch an awkward young Sarah turned into an accomplished rider, under the guidance of Captain Johnson, played by the dashing Anthony Hopkins, also reflect her country (she had been born in England) from the Olympics was intriguing. To believe the actress managed to learn to ride as she did over those jumps was. The end, when Sarah makes her way to where John and Velvet waited, over the subway, and introduce them to her fiancee Scott as my parents, only made my heart soar.

    4 Film Favorites: Classic Horse Films (Black Beauty, National Velvet, International Velvet, The Story of Seabiscuit) Review | 117417 Review

     

    “One Great Story, Two Alright Stories, One Awful Story! ”

    My family enjoys all stories and films of horses, so we thought this collection would be ideal, but we weren’t as happy with the entire collection. The very best film in this collection is National Velvet, also months have observed it weekly! It is a story with a strong girl protagonist which carries a message that is superb and contains a gorgeous setting and gorgeous horse scenes. Black Beauty is a quality narrative, but the film has some scenes that involve the horses and there are a few sad moments, therefore it’s not a fun movie for more sensitive men and women. Seabiscuit is more of a love film between the characters, occurring at a setting, so it is not really for horse fans or for youngsters. Finally insulting to all humanity, is the International Velvet. Do not bother trying to view that mockery of a film. It is absolutely not for youth, as much of the movie revolves around adult situations, also includes a bit of violence and, as my son said after watching the first five minutes of a smoking, bare-chested Christopher Plummer speaking about adult subjects using a self-absorbed, bothersome supposed-adult variant of Velvet, creepiness. Regrettably, this is meant to be a sequel to National Velvet, as one of those characters is an adult Velvet, however, she is so unlike the original youth, so unlikable, a lot of the reverse that you’d expect Velvet to become, that it’s truly disturbing. The film was created in the 1970s, and contains the cinematography of that era, as opposed to the filmed National Velvet. Do your family a favor and see National Velvet, try out TOSS International Velvet from the window and Black Beauty, and Seabiscuit.

    4 Film Favorites: Classic Horse Films (Black Beauty, National Velvet, International Velvet, The Story of Seabiscuit) Review | 117417 Review