Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This Looks Good!

Buck,a film about Buck Brannaman, an official 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection. Looks like it is basically a documentary about his life. The trailer give you goose bumps. I love the clip from the trailer, "a horse is a mirror of yourself, and sometimes you don't like what you see in that reflection." It then shows him hugging a frustrated owner. That line always hits me. I remember feeling like such a failure right after buying Maddy. I thought I knew horses, but I had no idea. I left the barn in tears so many times the first couple months. Looking back, I know she felt the same. I pulled her away from the warm desert, asked her to be confined to a stall overnight, and asked her to do things she had never seen or done in her 4 years. Maddy and I were and are a reflection of ourselves, in her I was seeing my own failures, in her I see my own successes. I have heard of Buck, but don't know too much about him. After watching the trailer, he looks like somebody I should know. I am looking forward to seeing this film.


Rising Rainbow said...

I have a friend who has worked with Buck. If he's anything like this friend, he'd be someone I'd like to know as well. I'm looking forward to the film too.

Jean said...

Looks good. Wonder if the horses will be portrayed realistically or "Hollywood style?" (They always whinny. *G*)

Lori Skoog said...

Thanks for the tip!

Grey Horse Matters said...

I hadn't heard about this film. Thanks.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I want to see it too. I love the photograph. Use of lighting in B&W is always fascinating.

allhorsestuff said...

I wrote what I wrote on my BLOG without prethought..it was not one of the 7 I had planned!Several other folks mentioned simular thoughts on their blogs...we were actualluy writing at the same time and could not have KNOWN what the other was.

I think it is in the forefront of my mind as I am afraid to start in the arena again...but we ride fearlessly= bareback and bitless outside?!
I have to try to understand my mare in the arena~
THIS movie looks really, really good!Lets go together!