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post #1 of 10 Old 11-20-2012, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Horse deaths associated with 'Hobbit' movie?

Peter Jackson Denies Accusations Of Animal Abuse On The Hobbit Set - CinemaBlend.com

Just read this. Apparently there were several animals, including horses, that were injured and/or killed during the production of the new 'Hobbit' film. Not all the incidents occured on the set, however.

I'm remaining neutral here, as I don't know all the facts or who to believe. I don't plan on seeing the film regardless, as I rarely even go to movies. (Maybe I'll catch it on DVD later, though.)

What are your thoughts on this? Plan to see it, or refuse now that this has come to light?

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Already a thread on it. I'll be seeing the movie, but not until it comes out on DVD.

http://www.horseforum.com/news-polit...andled-144049/

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I will probably see the film for the simple fact that of all the books, this was my favorite (and it has a special place for me as we did it as a production with our community theater group when I was in school). This will not change whether or not I see the film - I watched "Luck", too, guess that makes me a bad horse lover.
I'll wait for DVD for the simple fact that I'm a cheap ass, lol.
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I haven't read the other thread but I did read some articles on it. It sounds like they are reviewing their policies. As far as I could tell, the horses weren't injured or killed during the making of the movie, but in the enclosures that they were kept in. I'm curious if the care and safety rules that are currently in effect only cover what happens on the set...

I probabl won't see the movie, only because I don't have that much of an interest. I read the books back in high school and loved them but I'm not sure I want to sit through a movie...

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I'll go see the movie. Although I'll probably be a bit disappointed, since they will probably make stuff up and mess up the characters.

The folks who make the movies hire people to handle the stock. It isn't the film maker's fault if the person they hire does a poor job - not if they try to correct things if a problem is brought to their attention.

Although from the article, it sounds like horses should be banned from New Zealand and Arizona both, since we don't have a lot of flat, smooth terrain and horses can't handle anything else...

Guess I'll go now and try to ride my mare thru some ups and downs and gullies without killing either of us. Got a new bit in the mail yesterday, so we'll take a few laps in the arena first.
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I'm still going to watch it...it's one of my favorite books and I have good hopes for the movie :)

Does anyone remember the horse that died on set in the movie Blazing Saddles? When that one guy punches the horse he accidently punched it too hard and it really died in that scene.

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"One of the movie's most famous scenes is Mongo flooring a horse with a one-punch knockout. The horse was unharmed."

Alex Karras dies; career successes included NFL, 'Blazing Saddles' - Los Angeles Times

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"One of the movie's most famous scenes is Mongo flooring a horse with a one-punch knockout. The horse was unharmed."

Alex Karras dies; career successes included NFL, 'Blazing Saddles' - Los Angeles Times

Haha..that's good news. My entire family told me the first time I watched that movie that the horse died...of course I believed them X)

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Haha..that's good news. My entire family told me the first time I watched that movie that the horse died...of course I believed them X)
Google is your friend I have a tendency to fact check just about EVERYTHING these days because of the ridiculous amounts of b.s. Floating around being presented as facts.
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Yea...I was like 7 when they told me that and I doubt I had access to google that many years ago. The story just kind of grew up with me. It was probably my older brother that told me that and I believed everything my older brother told me :)

I do use snopes.com for most rumor checking

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