Under the Radar

Spielberg's War Horse

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Everyone who's been waiting for Steven Spielberg to make another war movie to follow the classic Saving Private Ryan can look to the Christmas release of War Horse.

Figuring out a way to make a World War I film is always complicated, but Spielberg has decided to approach the war through the story of Joey, a horse pressed into service by a British officer. WWI was the last European war to feature a cavalry since advances in weaponry didn't really give animals much of a chance in battle.

Anyway, lots of swelling John Williams music and moody photography here in the trailer but not much sense of how the story will play out. It's getting released at the end of the year, so the folks who made it think it's going to attract some Oscars.

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