Park Close Review Warhorse for Banbury Sound fm
Park Close boarders went to Banbury's Odeon on the 19th January to watch the recently released adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's epic novel 'Warhorse'.
The children had met Michael Morpurgo last term when he gave a reading at Broughton Castle during which he had spoken about the making of the film which added hugely to our level of anticipation. We were not disappointed. It was a most moving (Kleenex count 'High' - other paper tissues are available!)
Stephen Spielberg has produced a masterpiece - although it should be acknowledged that he and screenplay writer , Richard Curtis, were working with a quality text that needed very little additional material to make it work on the big screen. They have rightly shown Morpurgo's text utmost respect. The layers of engagement are all still there - the bond between man and horse, the futility and horror of war, the humanitarian instinct that lives on even in war, compassion, pathos and determination to overcome - all survive and inded thrive in this blockbuster.
Kirsty Leahy, breakfast host of Banbury Sounds (107.6 fm) Breafast Show invited the Park Close gang to review the film on air. Hannah A, Hannah C, Alice and Charlotte volunteered to be the review panel and spoke warmly of the experience and their enjoyment of the film. Clearly the film had touched them and they all spoke up very well about what they had got from the experience. hopefully we will be doing more reviews with Kirsty in the months ahead and we hope to get her over to Park Close to talk about her fascinating job - and what early mornings are all about!