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    The first trailer for Spielberg's adaptation of the WWI novel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRf3SfeMRD4

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    Looks great – I'm fortunate enough to have seen the stage version...I hope you are too. Can't wait for another cinematic take on WWI, as there are so few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB7 View Post
    The first trailer for Spielberg's adaptation of the WWI novel.
    They're using a real horse? Spielberg always does things the easy way

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Challinor View Post
    Looks great � I'm fortunate enough to have seen the stage version...I hope you are too. Can't wait for another cinematic take on WWI, as there are so few.
    Yes the show is first class and from the trailer the film looks very promising too, fingers crossed.

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    War Horse. I would love to see that show. I hope the film is as good as the book. I read it years ago, and was deeply touched by this beautiful, sad, happy tale, showing the deep love between man and horse and the horrors of war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaine View Post
    War Horse. I would love to see that show. I hope the film is as good as the book. I read it years ago, and was deeply touched by this beautiful, sad, happy tale, showing the deep love between man and horse and the horrors of war.
    If you're within travelling distance of the play I would recommend it without hesitation Elaine, deeply moving and within 5 minutes you forget the horses are puppets, stunning stuff

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    Re the horses .... I felt the same about Equus. The use of real horses for the film was far less unsettling than the horse costumes were in the play.

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    I know it's a Dreamworks production and therefore not a British film but I've just watched the trailer on You Tube. Can anyone update me on the following?

    Has John Williams written a new score? Will none of the Adrian Sutton and John Tams music from the stage production be used? That production allegedly being Speilberg's inspiration for his film.

    Is the old man in the trailer Albert? If so why does he have an Irish accent rather than a West Country one? (unless my hearing is packing up!)

    Comments on You Tube suggest that even though this is WW1 the enemy are the Nazis? Is this correct?

    Was Michael Morpurgo involved in the screenplay? (The credits were too fast)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rskershaw View Post
    I know it's a Dreamworks production and therefore not a British film but I've just watched the trailer on You Tube. Can anyone update me on the following?

    Has John Williams written a new score? Will none of the Adrian Sutton and John Tams music from the stage production be used? That production allegedly being Speilberg's inspiration for his film.

    Is the old man in the trailer Albert? If so why does he have an Irish accent rather than a West Country one? (unless my hearing is packing up!)

    Comments on You Tube suggest that even though this is WW1 the enemy are the Nazis? Is this correct?

    Was Michael Morpurgo involved in the screenplay? (The credits were too fast)

    All your questions might be answered here ....

    link: War Horse

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    I don't care for Spielberg or horses so this one will get a miss from me.

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    Going to see this today and looking forward to it. Its been 37 years since my first Spielberg visit to the cinema - Jaws at ABC Birkenhead on a sweltering day in 1975. At least today is cold and November-like ...my only annoyance so far is that this World War One film mostly about Britain's experience of the war was shown in the US first.
    I wish it had been timed to arrive here for Remembrance Sunday, before Tintin!

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    Just back from seeing this in a packed cinema, full of young people but not a mobile phone or a hotdog in sight Really enjoyed it despite not being very interested in horses or WW1 and not actually liking the play that much . A splendid piece of story-telling, far less sentimental than you might expect and will some very fine setpieces. Highly recommended.

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    Just seen it myself. Splendid - beautiful photography,horrific war scenes,touching and moving,not without humour either. Recommended!
    Ta Ta
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Challinor View Post
    Going to see this today and looking forward to it. Its been 37 years since my first Spielberg visit to the cinema - Jaws at ABC Birkenhead on a sweltering day in 1975. At least today is cold and November-like ...my only annoyance so far is that this World War One film mostly about Britain's experience of the war was shown in the US first.
    I wish it had been timed to arrive here for Remembrance Sunday, before Tintin!
    I thought it had opened in London first!
    Ta Ta
    Marky B

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    went to see this today.simply awful,walked out well before the end.They should have made the horse into KitiKat or Kennomeat before it got going!

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    i totaly agree with Marky B here !!

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