History Literature / WarHorse

6th Feb '16 9:45:08 PM BatmanKalEl
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* StopHelpingMe: The sergeant that takes over bidding at the end of the movie ends up antagonizing the French butcher, leading to a bid war that likely would not have happened otherwise and pricing them out.
6th Feb '16 9:44:02 PM BatmanKalEl
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** This seems to be averted in the film adaptation. The prideful father puts his family in financial danger but is portrayed as flawed and more sympathetic and more remorseful of his action. And even though Joey manages to plow the field that Narracott Sr. was gambling the future of the farm on, a torrential rainstorm ruins the crop. In order to make the rent he has to sell Joey to the war effort, and he is visibly remorseful while doing so. And it's even implied that by the end of the film that the fact that his son went off to face the horrors war like he did managed to get him to sober up.

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** [[AdaptationalHeroism This seems to be averted in the film adaptation.adaptation]]. The prideful father puts his family in financial danger but is portrayed as flawed and more sympathetic and more remorseful of his action. And even though Joey manages to plow the field that Narracott Sr. was gambling the future of the farm on, a torrential rainstorm ruins the crop. In order to make the rent he has to sell Joey to the war effort, and he is visibly remorseful while doing so. And it's even implied that by the end of the film that the fact that his son went off to face the horrors war like he did managed to get him to sober up.
22nd Dec '15 3:28:47 PM Austin
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** The scene when Joey is forced to pull the gun is set to a truly terrifying and discordant DarkReprise of the song that played when he first pulled the plough. The stage play employs this trope really well.
23rd Nov '15 8:39:51 PM SantosLHalper
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Used to unsettling effect when Joey and fellow horse Topthorn are crossing the Channel in a troopship. As the soldiers sing a jolly little marching song, a lightning storm seems to rage around them (as suggested by the lighting and sound effects), huge waves crash, and there's ominous music and explosions. The horses whinny and stomp while the boys Just. Keep. SINGING.
** There's also Albert and his friend singing "Goodbye Dolly Gray" while they're going over the top, and they keep singing even as men around them start to fall from gunfire. They're cut off when a shell lands near them, but still.
23rd Nov '15 8:39:19 PM SantosLHalper
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Used to unsettling effect when Joey and fellow horse Topthorn are crossing the Channel in a troopship. As the soldiers sing a jolly little marching song, a lightning storm seems to rage around them (as suggested by the lighting and sound effects), huge waves crash, and there's ominous music and explosions. The horses whinny and stomp while the boys Just. Keep. SINGING.
** There's also Albert and his friend singing "Goodbye Dolly Gray" while they're going over the top, and they keep singing even as men around them start to fall from gunfire. They're cut off when a shell lands near them, but still.
23rd Nov '15 8:38:40 PM SantosLHalper
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** When Joey has a horse collar put on him to carry a gun, a [[NightmareFuel truly terrifying]] and discordant DarkReprise of the triumphant folk song that's sung when he wins the bet to plough the field is heard.
23rd Nov '15 8:35:22 PM SantosLHalper
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** When Joey has a horse collar put on him to carry a gun, a [[NightmareFuel truly terrifying]] and discordant DarkReprise of the triumphant folk song that's sung when he wins the bet to plough the field is heard.
14th Nov '15 2:20:34 PM JB0187
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* SceneryPorn: The English countryside combined with Creator/JanuszKaminski's cinematography is absolutely breathtaking. Steven Spielberg himself even called it the most beautiful place he'd ever shot a film.

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* SceneryPorn: The English countryside combined with Creator/JanuszKaminski's cinematography is absolutely breathtaking. Steven Spielberg himself even called it the most beautiful place he'd ever shot a on film.
13th Oct '15 3:38:45 AM WillBGood
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* ShellShockedSenior: The explicit reason the film gives Narracott Sr. for being a drunkard. He came back from the extremely bloody Second Boer War, threw the medals he earned into the trash, and fell into the nearest bottle.

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* ShellShockedSenior: ShellShockedVeteran: The explicit reason the film gives Narracott Sr. for being a drunkard. He came back from the extremely bloody Second Boer War, threw the medals he earned into the trash, and fell into the nearest bottle.
28th Aug '15 2:32:54 PM blueflame724
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* RuleOfDrama: Narracott Sr. causes several of the problems over the course of the story with little to reprimanding. However, without his input there'd be no plot; Albert would never have bonded with Joey in the first place.
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