Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lights! Camera! Gallop! The Story of the Horse in Film by Lesley Lodge

The Story of the Horse in Film
Available in eBook and Paperback


Find all your favorite horses from film and TV here: from Roy Rogers’ Trigger, the Lone Ranger’s Silver, Mr. Ed the Talking Horse to Shadowfax in Lord of the Rings and War Horse Joey – and many, many more. Check out the stunning pictures: beautiful horses with well-toned bodies, manes to die for, amazing stunts. Find out how the most awe-inspiring scenes with horses were filmed - and how to spot some of the most secret tricks of the trade.

Key cinematic techniques are explained, from clever editing, through Stop Animation to Computer Generated Images, all in readily understandable language. Over 100 films discussed with action (battles - and war), wild horses (survival against all odds), comedies (a horse being bathed by Mae West??), Westerns (thrilling chases).There’s also a fun film trivia quiz and a list of horse-related quotes.
The Story of the Horse in Film
Available in eBook and Paperback
Reviews

Lesley Lodge's Lights! Camera! Gallop! is a fascinating guide to both movie history and working with animals in films. She explains how horses are trained and cast; how they are `made up' (who knew that equine actors have hairdressers and makeup artists?); and how special effects and stunts are used. Careful research has gone into this book and the writing style is clear and inviting. This book would be a wonderful present for both film buffs and horse enthusiasts. Much recommended.

A really interesting book, thoughtfully put together, filled with fascinating and sometimes surprising facts and stories about horses appearing in movies and TV shows over the years. I was particularly interested to read about how the treatment of horse stars has changed over time and how some of the more spectacular horse scenes were filmed.

Biography
Lesley Lodge now lives on a smallholding bafflingly close to Luton, England, but grew up in the New Forest. Her student holiday jobs included working for a racing stable, a palomino stud farm and a horse trainer. Her long-time ride is Freddie, a hairy bay cob mare with a long moustache.

Lesley has had several short stories published. Blues to Orange, a story about a farmer ruined by the foot and mouth outbreak, was a Luton Literary Prize Winner and published in Junction 10, a collection of short stories. Because it is Written is a short story about a farrier, a missing horse and witch-finding, set in 17th century England. She is also the author of Horse and Pony Colours: Which one would you choose?

Lesley has twice been a runner-up prize winner in the annual British National Short Screenplay Competition and was the Time Out and Jim Beam Bourbon Cult Film Buff of the Year some time ago. Lesley is always looking for new stories or snippets about horses in film or on TV – you can contact her through her website http://www.lesleylodge.co.uk/ or email lesleylodge20@gmail.com.

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The Story of the Horse in Film
Available in eBook and Paperback


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