Secretariat (film)

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The inspiring true story of a miracle horse that accomplishes what was said to have been impossible – one of those movies that is both emotionally touching and enduring in legacy. It is filled with heart-pounding suspense, and exhilirating respite – establishing a deep, emotional connection, between the people who make the story, the horse that drives it, and the awaiting audience who have, in the point of rising action, clenched the arms of their chairs and look toward the movie screen with unbearable anticipation – waiting for the next moment with bated breath.

19 “Have you given the horse strength?
Have you clothed his neck with thunder?

20 Can you frighten him like a locust?
His majestic snorting strikes terror.

21 He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength;
He gallops into the clash of arms.

22 He mocks at fear, and is not frightened;
Nor does he turn back from the sword.

23 The quiver rattles against him,
The glittering spear and javelin.

24 He devours the distance with fierceness and rage;
Nor does he come to a halt because the trumpet has sounded.

25 At the blast of the trumpet he says, ‘Aha!’
He smells the battle from afar,
The thunder of captains and shouting.                                                                   (Job 39:19-25, New King James Version)

The True Story

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Secretariat is the true story of a horse named Secretariat, and it’s owner Penny Chenery who, despite adversity and public opinion, strove to carry on the stables which her father had established. With the help of a stubborn French Canadian by the name of Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich), a bold and altogether stubborn jockey, Ronnie Turcotte, and some of her father’s closest and most loyal friends and associates, she organizes the greatest feat in horse racing history -winning the Triple Crown and setting a record that has never been beaten since. The film is performed by a well chosen cast, each with a brilliant performance. It is a movie I’d recommend to the whole family – without virtually any significantly inappropriate content – in a unique match, it presents itself as an altogether wholesome watch, as well as a breath-taking thriller.

It echoes the story of a truly amazing horse, spoken through the words of Job 39:19-25 by the character of Penny Chenery at the very beginning of the film.

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Posted on 02/04/2011, in Adventure Writer Favorite, All-Things-Reviews, Christianity, Movie Reviews, Post-A-Day {2011}, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Keep it up and I’ll keep reading. Now I now I want to see this movie!

    • Thank-you, your comment is most appreciated.
      When such an amazing film prevents itself, however, it is difficult to write poorly. For what is driving you to write is not your own idea, but a conception of which you are inspired.

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