Warhorse


The ploughing scene. Nicholls the cavalry officer reassuring young Albert. Joey showing his mate Tophorn the way with the harness. Joey charging up the slope to take Tophorn’s place to pull the huge gun, thus again saving Tophorn. The English and German soldiers coming together to free Joey from the mangled mess of barb wires. Emile’s grandfather giving Joey back to Albert, after realising from the flags, that Albert was indeed the original owner. These were just some of the more memorable scenes, all woven and carried by a wonderful score by – who else – John Williams and it looked beautiful. Whoever the cinematographer was, will surely be in the run for an Oscar. It was a great first movie to start the year.

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