Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley Forum
It is currently Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:21 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: War Horse
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:00 pm 
Offline
Geordie Admin Dominatrix
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:46 pm
Posts: 5622
Location: Up my own arse
Black Beauty by another name :)
Beautiful cinematography, corny story that would have been perfect for 8 year olds if the barbed wire scene was taken out.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:37 pm 
Offline
Hawleytastic!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:07 am
Posts: 2667
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Bit disappointing, I thought - beautifully shot, Blacky Beauty meets Lassie Come home storyline and accents that wouldn't have sounded out of place in "Allo Allo"....

Some dreadful dialogue too....Richard Curtis..oh dear...

Basically a great story for 8 year olds, but stretched far too thin over 2 and a bit hours.

_________________
http://www.nickbarberphotography.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:04 am 
Offline
Hawleytastic!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:22 pm
Posts: 1195
Location: Sunny Alloa, Scotland
I went along with two others, one who had read the book, and the other who had seen the stage version. Both agreed that the film was alright, but lacked something that the written and live stage had offered. I thought the start of the film was too twee, a bit like Babe meets All Creatures Great and Small, but the visual quality of the war scenes was fantastic.

I've just watched the second part of Birdsong, and it reminds us all, yet again, of the sheer waste of humanity of WW1.

_________________
"Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:24 am 
Offline
Geordie Admin Dominatrix
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:46 pm
Posts: 5622
Location: Up my own arse
Seen 2 versions of the play, both were fabulous. Both the lad and the horse are blinded in the play so im glad the film didnt dwell on that!!!!
Utterly in love with Joey.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:40 pm 
Offline
I.....Need.....A.....Life
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:33 pm
Posts: 1474
efsb wrote:
Some dreadful dialogue too....Richard Curtis..oh dear...

Basically a great story for 8 year olds, but stretched far too thin over 2 and a bit hours.



Yeah......I'm going to save my money & go see The Artist instead....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:56 pm 
Offline
Too much time on my hands
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:19 pm
Posts: 799
Really enjoyed War Horse, if enjoyed is the right word. Cried buckets. Haven't read the story yet, but I have a lot of respect for Michael Morpurgo.

_________________
There's something in the distance
a glorious existence


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:44 am 
Offline
Regular poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:56 pm
Posts: 95
Location: portsmouth
[quote="maggie"]Seen 2 versions of the play, both were fabulous. Both the lad and the horse are blinded in the play quote] please illuminate me,having read the book and seen the stage play not familiar with this turn of events.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:27 pm 
Offline
Geordie Admin Dominatrix
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:46 pm
Posts: 5622
Location: Up my own arse
I saw it twice in comparitively quick succession due to attending performances with one of my (then) kids.

I read the book, when she did,and attended the play as part of a school literature initiative so that I could share it with her.

My apologies if I've misremembered the book, it was some time ago, and I actually didn't think that it was that great.

I'm also sorry that the versions of the play I saw didn't match yours.

(Oh and I can't remember which row i was in but if it comes to me I'll pm you and put your mind at rest.)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group