Horse Whisperer

Horse Whisperer

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Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Dianne Wiest

     
 

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Robert Redford's lyrical romantic drama The Horse Whisperer comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and does a fine job of capturing the beautiful outdoor photography that is the highlight of the film. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrackSee more details below

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Robert Redford's lyrical romantic drama The Horse Whisperer comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and does a fine job of capturing the beautiful outdoor photography that is the highlight of the film. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This is a solid, if unspectacular release from Disney/Buena Vista, much like the film itself.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
Robert Redford's follow-up to his masterful 1994 film Quiz Show is a tasteful and enveloping romance that recalls the days of lush widescreen melodramas, and their ability to win you over with their grand gestures. Similar in theme to Clint Eastwood's The Bridges of Madison County, another modern film that dared to present a love affair between two intelligent adults, The Horse Whisperer takes its time to unravel over the course of nearly three hours, but presents enough honest emotion and cinematic splendor that it all seems worth the effort. Director Redford ideally casts himself as the rugged horse trainer, and Kristin Scott Thomas is equally fine as his love interest. The novel from which it's based (by Nicholas Evans) took its main storyline as an excuse to create soapy sentiment, but Redford wisely eschews this for a more serene tale. In a bold use of cinematography, the film (when viewed in a theater) opens up to a larger screen ratio when its main female characters reach Montana, creating an effective contrast to the starkness of its initial New York City scenes. It is inclusions like this that make the film so memorable, with the ability to steal your heart if you're willing to let it.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/10/1998
UPC:
0717951000859
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
2:49:00
Sales rank:
11,297

Special Features

Dolby Digital 5.1 audio; Theatrical trailer; French-language track; Chapter search; 2.35:1 aspect ratio

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Redford Tom Booker
Kristin Scott Thomas Annie MacLean
Sam Neill Robert McLean
Dianne Wiest Diane Booker
Scarlett Johansson Grace MacLean
Chris Cooper Frank Booker
Cherry Jones Liz Hammond
Ty Hillman Joe Booker
Catherine Bosworth Judith
Austin Schwarz Twin #1
Dustin Schwarz Twin #2
Jeanette Nolan Ellen Booker
Steve Frye Hank
Don Edwards Smokey
Jessalyn Gilsig Lucy

Technical Credits
Robert Redford Director,Producer
Steve Boeddeker Sound/Sound Designer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Hank Corwin Editor
Gretchen Rennell Court Casting
Peter Crosman Special Effects Supervisor
Freeman Davies Editor
Peter Donen Special Effects Supervisor
Jon Hutman Production Designer
Raymond Kluga Art Director
Richard LaGravenese Screenwriter
Terry J. Leonard Screenwriter
Tod A. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Markey Producer
Allison Moorer Songwriter
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Rachel Pfeffer Executive Producer
Bernie Pollack Costumes/Costume Designer
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
Joseph P. Reidy Asst. Director,Co-producer
Robert Richardson Cinematographer
Tom Rolf Editor
Hilton Rosemarin Set Decoration/Design
Eric Roth Screenwriter
Judy Ruskin Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Rydstrom Sound/Sound Designer
Clare Scarpulla Set Decoration/Design
Karen Tenkhoff Associate Producer

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Scene Index

Chapter Selection
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start/Credits [:13]
2. Accident In The Snow [:14]
3. The Wounds [:14]
4. Scared Horse [6:32]
5. Mother And Daugher [:30]
6. East Meets West [4:20]
7. Cowboy At The Door [2:45]
8. Mixed Salad [6:40]
9. Spooked [7:37]
10. Delicate Balance [6:43]
11. Cows And Bulls [:35]
12. A Different Pace [5:28]
13. Driving Lessons [1:54]
14. Loosenin Up [1:30]
15. Out Of Practice [6:31]
16. Testing Pilgrim [1:18]
17. In Her Own Words [3:08]
18. An Old Romance Intrudes [1:56]
19. Simple But Unfair [2:44]
20. Back In The Saddle [2:06]
21. Not Good At Good-Byes [5:32]
22. End Credits [7:07]

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