I keep telling all my friends that I’m going to see War Horse, and their response is unanimous. I haven’t heard about it, what is it about, uh!. I’m SUPER excited about this movie, I’ve been super excited about this movie since I saw the teaser trailer and I think I saw the teaser trailer this summer while watching Harry Potter. If it wasn’t on Harry Potter I’m really not sure which movie it was because truth be told, my husband and I don’t get out much. It was the best teaser! This is the War Horse Trailer:
So Coming out Christmas Day is War Horse and I have a sneak peek for all of you. I’m reading the children’s book War Horse that Scholastic printed and I was surprised when I first started reading the book that it’s from the horse’s prospective. It’s obvious from how far I’ve gotten in the book that the horse, Joey is going to fall in love with Albert who is the only human to show him compassion from the time he was born. With an outstanding story to start with, War Horse was originally a play, director Steven Spielberg is sure to turn this into a masterpiece.
War Horse is an epic adventure, it is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. Just like what I’ve been reading in my book, the synopsis of Spielberg’s “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him.
When they are forcefully parted (and in the book, this was not the first time Joey had been forcefully parted from someone, his mother), the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—
British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.
The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war— a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is currently on Broadway. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.
Now who would be the best choice for music? You guessed it, or you should have. The War Horse Sound Track was composed by John Williams. "The dramatic countryside of Dartmoor has inspired John Williams to compose a score of such beauty and quiet majesty that one might think the earth was speaking through him, much as the heavens have done for nearly five decades. When I first heard John s sketches of the four central themes for War Horse, I didn’t need my memories of the film to underscore the feelings I was having. The music was a stand-alone experience and it affected me deeply, as have so many of John s scores during our nearly 40-year collaboration. I feel that John has made a special gift to me of this music, which was inspired not only by my film but also by many of the picturesque settings of the poet William Wordsworth, whose vivid descriptions of the British landscape inspired much of what you are going to hear." – Steven Spielberg (This quote was found on the Examiner)
War Horse comes out December 25th to a theater near you!