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Ever since I saw an advance screening of “War Horse,” I’ve fielded a variety of questions about the movie’s emotional intensity.
Can I take my children? has been one question. Another has been, There aren’t any dead horses in it, are there?”
The vibe out there is, I want to see it, but I don’t want to get too upset.
People are worried. They’ve got enough upsetting them in real life, maybe too much to let a sad movie send them over the edge.
Yet, this is an emotional movie about animals – horses – used in war.
So, let’s get some information. Let’s take some glimpses behind the curtain of movie magic. Knowledge is power. Maybe a little knowledge can give us the power to keep us from losing it in public?
If you’re a purist and you don’t want to know any “spoilers, you’ve probably seen too much already. Still, I hope what little you’ve seen already has piqued your curiosity about the movie.
Still, I don’t think you’ll lose the magic by reading this. You might come away with a new appreciation of the achievement on the screen.
So, consider this another Sad Movie Survival Tip: learn how movies are made. Especially movies with real horses.