War Horse (above) is about to trot into theaters, and lordy is that a beautiful creature!
I like the horse, too.
Anyway, here are some of my other favorite equine stars from Hollywood history.
National Velvet, with the beauteous Liz Taylor
Secretariat, with the lovely Diane Lane
Seabiscuit, with spunky Tobey Maguire
The original version with Shirley Temple
My Friend Flicka, with Roddy McDowall, who grew up to be hung like a ... you know
The Red Pony. In dazzling black and white.
Francis the talking mule -- which is related to a horse -- with Donald O'Connor
TV's mouthy Mr. Ed, who never stopped horsin' around
"Hello, horse face!" The Horse Whisperer had ScarJo bonding with some hairy pals.
Buck is this year's Oscar-shortlisted doc about the real-life horse whisperer and his stable of stable dwellers.
But don’t anyone mention
Equus, if you don’t mind.
That overwrought, pretentiously boring movie smells like a stable!
To paraphrase Ruth Roman in the cult classic
The Baby, it’s just so much horseshit.
Oh, all right, here it is. But get it to the glue factory pronto.
This article from the
Village Voice Archive was posted on December 16, 2011