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As the spurs mortify his flesh, a young soldier (Toby Kebbell) is inspired to call a temporary ceasefire so he can crawl out and free him. Every part of War Horse riffs on a well-worn Spielbergian theme: our humanity isn’t what separates us from animals, it’s what draws us to them. T., and maybe even Jurassic Park, than the director’s many other war movies.There’s also enough sentimentality sloshing around here to fill an Olympic swimming pool three times over, although it feels tonally appropriate.All of the wrenching, sentimental impact of death, but none of the nasty mess: that’s vintage Spielberg. There’s been a twinkle missing from his recent work, perhaps most noticeably in his recent 3D, computer-generated Tintin adaptation.It felt like a mid-life crisis movie; the work of an old man fumbling with a younger generation’s toys. This is a soaring, sprawling epic that harks back to the dream-big visionaries of old Hollywood: John Ford, David Lean, David O. It was shot on real film stock in the rolling English countryside and on huge, hand-built sets, with barely a pixel in sight.Spielberg’s regular director of photography, Janusz Kaminski, conjures up the romantic staginess of Ford’s horse operas with scenes of horses and riders on the crests of hills, backlit by impossibly saturated sunsets.
Yup, Ray might have contributed his own fair share of high falsetto harmonies, but John always sounded better at it.The camera takes up position beside a windmill, the firing squad take aim — and at the crucial moment, one of the mill’s sails passes silently in front of the lens.We hear a crack, and a second later we see the bodies fall to the ground, but the blunt horror of the scene is hidden by the natural cut.She attended Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia, and received her B. Then she attended Yale University School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, and received her M.