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Making War horse

Author: Phil GrabskyToby CoffeyDavid SabelDavid BickerstaffMichael MorpurgoAll authors
Publisher: England : National Theatre/Seventh Art, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Documentary on the National Theatre's production of War horse, adapted from the children's novel by Michael Murpurgo. Includes excerpts from interviews with Morpurgo and the production's creative team and performers, behind the scenes footage of rehearsals, and information about the book's central topic, the military use of horses during the First World War.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Feature films
Documentary films
Documentaries and factual works
Puppet works
Interviews
Named Person: Michael Morpurgo; Tom Morris; Basil Jones; Adrian Kohler; Nicholas Hytner; Nick Stafford; Marianne Elliott; Toby Sedgwick; Tommy Luther; Mervyn Millar; Craig Leo; Toby Olié; Finn Caldwell; Kit Harington; Rae Smith; Paule Constable; Adrian Sutton; John Tams; Christopher Shutt; Nick Starr; Nicholas Hytner; Adrian Kohler; Michael Morpurgo; Tom Morris; Rae Smith; Nick Stafford
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Grabsky; Toby Coffey; David Sabel; David Bickerstaff; Michael Morpurgo; Tom Morris; Basil Jones; Adrian Kohler; Nicholas Hytner; Nick Stafford; Marianne Elliott; Toby Sedgwick; Tommy Luther; Mervyn Millar; Craig Leo; Toby Olié; Finn Caldwell; Kit Harington; Rae Smith; Paule Constable; Adrian Sutton; John Tams; Christopher Shutt; Nick Starr; Royal National Theatre (Great Britain),; Seventh Art Productions,; Handspring Puppet Company,
OCLC Number: 773601095
Notes: Special features: Michael Morpurgo extended interview; Getting into Horse; War Horse process; Behind the scenes of War Horse; Handspring Puppet Company; Video diaries; Visit to King's troop; War Horse trailer; image gallery.
Credits: Documentary written, filmed and directed by David Bickerstaff and Phil Grabsky ; produced by Phil Grabsky (Seventh Art Productions), Toby Coffey and David Sabel (National Theatre) ; based on a children's novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford.
Cast: Interviews: Michael Murpurgo, Tom Morris, Basil Jones, Adrian Kohler, Nicholas Hytner, Nick Stafford, Marianne Elliott, Toby Sedgwick, Tommy Luther, Mervyn Millar, Craig Leo, Toby Olié, Finn Caldwell, Kit Harington, Rae Smith, Paule Constable, Adrian Sutton, John Tams, Christopher Shutt, Nick Starr.
Event notes: Videotaped in England, 2007-9.
Description: 1 videodisc (48 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; aspect ratio, 16:9; Stereo.
Contents: Main feature --
DVD extras. Michael Morpurgo extended interview ; Getting into Horse ; War horse process ; Behind the scenes of War horse ; Handspring Puppet Company ; video diaries ; Visit to King's Troop ; War horse trailer ; Image gallery.
Other Titles: Making WarHorse
Responsibility: a National Theatre and Seventh Art Production, in association with Handspring Puppet Company ; produced by Phil Grabsky, Toby Coffey, and David Sabel ; written, filmed, and directed by David Bickerstaff and Phil Grabsky.

Abstract:

Documentary on the National Theatre's production of War horse, adapted from the children's novel by Michael Murpurgo. Includes excerpts from interviews with Morpurgo and the production's creative team and performers, behind the scenes footage of rehearsals, and information about the book's central topic, the military use of horses during the First World War.

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Making War Horse

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“The first thing the Handspring puppets are taught to do,” England’s National Theater’s co-director Tom Morris says, “is to breathe.” The magic that one particularly celebrated horse puppet, Joey, breathes into our times is charted in the first documentary commissioned by the theater. This...
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