Spirit

Spirit

Stallion of the Cimarron

DVD - 2010
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Join Spirit, a young wild mustang, as he sets out against impossible odds to regain his freedom and save his homeland. On his courageous journey across the American frontier, Spirit forms a remarkable friendship with a Lakota brave, outwits a squadron of soldiers, and falls for a paint mare named Rain.
Publisher: [United States] : DreamWorks Pictures, 2010
ISBN: 9781415755402
141575540X
Call Number: DVD jF SPIR
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
NTSC
digital,optical,stereo
digital,optical,surround
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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slfullwood
Apr 18, 2017

One of my childhood favorites :)

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librarydvds
Dec 21, 2016

Picked this movie randomly and was pleasantly surprised. I give the movie 5 stars because it was an engrossing, involved and moving story with excellent visuals.

I absolutely hated the modern, "noisy" music and had to overlook it because it could have ruined the movie for me if I had let it. What's the purpose of music with lyrics that exactly describes what's already extremely effectively portrayed in the movie itself? Instrumental music would have been much more effective. I decided not to let the music affect my rating because the story itself is just that good.

That the animals don't speak but the viewer can tell exactly what they are "saying"/thinking is an amazing accomplishment.

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DonnaMeness
Nov 27, 2016

My child & I loved this story & we still love it & she is in university. She had one birthday cake decorated with Spirit & Rain & still have the ponies in with the farm animals.

The art work is wondrous. The Bryan Adams soundtrack is outstanding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNYhnQ9XgCA

“The relationship with the horse changed with the boarding schools,” Brave Heart said. “The cowboys were “breaking” horses, and it became a time when we were being broken ourselves. Now we see the honoring Memorial Rides, the Dakota 38 plus two, Wounded Knee, and you can see that people are bringing the horse back to the homelands.”

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/16/horse-nation-documentary-explores-lakota-culture-horse-relatives-156863

With the close of the Civil War, the completion of the transcontinental railway, the discovery of gold mines in Montana and Colorado and the start of ranching in the West, conflicts grew with Native Americans. The Tribes saw the wildlife they depended on for their existence being decimated by miners and settlers. The railway made it possible to transport buffalo hides to markets in the East and Europe where there was great demand and the merciless slaughter of the herds, which must have numbered over 60 million, began in earnest.

The Comanche were successful in holding up the settlement of Texas for 40 years or more because of their outstanding skill as cavalrymen and their ability to live off the land thanks to the buffalo. Generals like Sheridan realized that the easiest way to reduce the Indians was to wipe out their commissary by killing the buffalo and they cheered on the slaughter. This tactic was effective and the Plains Indians were almost completely subdued shortly after their last celebrated victory over Custer in 1876.

more info:
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-commanche.html

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Hip_Hop_Canary
Nov 08, 2016

I used to love this movie when I was small,and I still love it now,although it's a bit of a fantasy/exagerration.Must watch.

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blue_horse_2854
Jun 01, 2016

I loved the movie, however, I give it these stars because it got scratched and cut out tons of parts and kept freezing. I hate giving out these low stars... but I had to because of the scratches, cut outs, and constant freezing. D: Loved it though. <3 Would get a new DVD though.

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glenna14
May 31, 2016

The soundtrack makes this movie.

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ritalatabooks
Mar 03, 2015

The soundtrack is original, moving, and written to mirror the action. The songs by Bryan Adams was worth the watch just to hear the moving music. The movie connects the lives of native Americans, and the wild mustang horse. They end free, and stop progression of trains, taming of the mustang, loss of open range, and destruction of native Americans. They win this battle. Sadly we know they will not win the war.

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juliabrubaker
Dec 11, 2014

love , for anyone who loves horse's !

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MoonSilver
Jun 05, 2014

An awesome movie that tells the the story of a horse that has great courage and determination .

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Squeekitty
Mar 19, 2014

One of Dreamwork's best animated films. It included a mixture of CGi and 2D animation during the intro, which actually worked nicely.

Another great creative aspect is the lack of dialogue with the horse characters, and using animation for what it was created for: visual storytelling. By this, I mean they learned to portray the horses through animating their thoughts and feelings through actions, which requires learning about the subjects' communication style.

The minimal voice overs are that of narrative, or from the human characters. The rest is handled by the soundtrack, starring Bryan Adams.

I often wonder why this studio gave up doing work like this!

Overall, it is an inspiring film following the harsh life changes of wild horses, that encourages viewers to tackle their own life.

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odette115
Jan 08, 2010

I couldn't believe it. One minute I was free and the next: More ropes.

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odette115
Jan 08, 2010

Sometimes a horse has got to do what a horse has got to do.

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odette115
Jan 08, 2010

I had been waiting so long to run free, but that goodbye was harder than I ever imagined. I'll never forget that boy and how we won back our freedom together.

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