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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:00 pm 
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Bit disappointing, I thought - beautifully shot, Blacky Beauty meets Lassie Come home storyline and accents that wouldn't have sounded out of place in "Allo Allo"....

Some dreadful dialogue too....Richard Curtis..oh dear...

Basically a great story for 8 year olds, but stretched far too thin over 2 and a bit hours.

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I went along with two others, one who had read the book, and the other who had seen the stage version. Both agreed that the film was alright, but lacked something that the written and live stage had offered. I thought the start of the film was too twee, a bit like Babe meets All Creatures Great and Small, but the visual quality of the war scenes was fantastic.

I've just watched the second part of Birdsong, and it reminds us all, yet again, of the sheer waste of humanity of WW1.

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Seen 2 versions of the play, both were fabulous. Both the lad and the horse are blinded in the play so im glad the film didnt dwell on that!!!!
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[quote="maggie"]Seen 2 versions of the play, both were fabulous. Both the lad and the horse are blinded in the play quote] please illuminate me,having read the book and seen the stage play not familiar with this turn of events.


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