History Literature / WarHorse

6th Mar '17 5:04:51 PM Hjortron18
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* ManlyTears: All over the place--it's [[WarIsHell a war movie, after all]]. During an interview, ''LoveActually'' director Richard Curtis commented that Creator/TomHiddleston's eyes [[FetishFuel are so piercing]] that Jeremy Irvine started crying in the scene where Nicholls buys Joey just to "distract people from the [[WhatBeautifulEyes blueness]]."

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* ManlyTears: All over the place--it's [[WarIsHell a war movie, after all]]. During an interview, ''LoveActually'' director Richard Curtis commented that Creator/TomHiddleston's eyes [[FetishFuel [[WhatBeautifulEyes are so piercing]] that Jeremy Irvine started crying in the scene where Nicholls buys Joey just to "distract people from the [[WhatBeautifulEyes blueness]].blueness."
6th Mar '17 12:15:47 PM Hjortron18
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* MomentOfSilence: In the movie, there are a Moment of Silence and subtle PlayingTheHeartStrings setting in shortly before [[spoiler: Captain Nicholls is shot]] during the cavalry charge, combined with SlowMotion. Seconds later, when you see [[spoiler: the riderless horse]] running through the forest, {{Taps}} are starting to play.

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* MomentOfSilence: In the movie, there are a Moment of Silence and subtle PlayingTheHeartStrings setting in shortly before [[spoiler: Captain Nicholls is shot]] during the cavalry charge, combined with SlowMotion. Seconds later, when you see [[spoiler: the [[KilledOffscreen riderless horse]] horse]]]] running through the forest, {{Taps}} are starting to play.
6th Mar '17 12:13:48 PM Hjortron18
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* ManlyTears: All over the place--it's [[WarIsHell a war movie, after all]]. During an interview, ''LoveActually'' director Richard Curtis commented that Creator/TomHiddleston's eyes [[FetishFuel are so piercing]] that Jeremy Irvine started crying in the scene where Nicholls buys Joey just to "distract people from the blueness."

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* ManlyTears: All over the place--it's [[WarIsHell a war movie, after all]]. During an interview, ''LoveActually'' director Richard Curtis commented that Creator/TomHiddleston's eyes [[FetishFuel are so piercing]] that Jeremy Irvine started crying in the scene where Nicholls buys Joey just to "distract people from the blueness.[[WhatBeautifulEyes blueness]]."


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* MomentOfSilence: In the movie, there are a Moment of Silence and subtle PlayingTheHeartStrings setting in shortly before [[spoiler: Captain Nicholls is shot]] during the cavalry charge, combined with SlowMotion. Seconds later, when you see [[spoiler: the riderless horse]] running through the forest, {{Taps}} are starting to play.
27th Jan '17 9:32:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AnalogyBackfire: The English commander brings up Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg as an example of why a full on charge works, the only problem is that Pickett's charge ''failed spectacularly''[[note]]The Union forces didn't have machine guns that day, but they ''did'' have ''plenty'' of cannons which Confederate artillery had failed to silence[[/note]]. Also doubles as ForeShadowing.

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* AnalogyBackfire: The English commander brings up [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg Gettysburg]] as an example of why a full on charge works, the only problem is that Pickett's charge ''failed spectacularly''[[note]]The Union forces didn't have machine guns that day, but they ''did'' have ''plenty'' of cannons which Confederate artillery had failed to silence[[/note]]. Also doubles as ForeShadowing.
1st Jan '17 8:10:11 AM Hjortron18
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* BadassMustache: BenedictCumberbatch sports a rather impressive one.

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* BadassMustache: BenedictCumberbatch Creator/BenedictCumberbatch sports a rather impressive one.
8th Aug '16 6:03:04 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: 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 9:45:08 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.
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