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Want to know how some of the most awe-inspiring scenes with horses were filmed? Find your favourite film or TV horse from Roy Rogers’ Trigger or Mr Ed the talking horse to War Horse Joey? Or how to spot some of the tricks of the trade?

Lights! Camera! Gallop! tells the story of the horse in film and television, from simple means of transport through character parts to glamorous film star, from the silent films through swashbucklers and Westerns to present day films. Aimed at all who appreciate the beauty of horses or have an interest in films, this book includes celebrity-style briefings on the horses in star roles in film and TV – including their make-up secrets.
All the main genres of film featuring horses are covered including:

Key cinematic techniques are explained, from clever editing, through Stop Animation to Computer Generated Images, all in readily understandable terms.
Check out the pictures of beautiful horses – the well-toned bodies, the manes to die for. All your favourites – and some new ones are there: Black Beauty, Shadowfax from Lord of the Rings, the Lone Ranger’s Silver and many, many more. There are some amazing stunts too.
Find out how to look up horse stars on the internet and where to watch key horse scenes from famous films on the internet – for free. And then you can test your knowledge with a fun film trivia quiz.

To watch some horse scenes mentioned in the book check these film clips on YouTube: here

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