Reasons the new Steven Spielberg movie War Horse is a lock for Academy Award nominations:
– World War I setting.
– It’s about the unbreakable bond between boy and animal who get separated in time of conflict and need to find their way back to each other. Hello.
– Score by John Williams with much sweeping violins.
– Based on book by very famous children’s author Michael Morpurgo (Waiting for Anya).
– Emily Watson.
– Profound old man who inevitably dies in a terribly sad way.
– Tagline: Across all borders hope survives.
– This shot:
War Horse opens December 28th.