Friday, November 12, 2010

Secretariat

Do you give the horse his strength, or clothe his neck with a flowing mane? Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting? He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray. He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword. The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance. In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.… Job 39:19-25


So begins the movie 'Secretariat'. It is a beautiful, bold movie, covering the story of the race-horse Secretariat, who was born with a heart two-and-a-half times larger than the average horse––literally primed by God for a career utterly phenomenal. In 1973, he became the first U.S. Triple Crown winner in twenty-five years, and his record speed has not been approached by any other race-horse.

Also weaving throughout the horse's narrative is the account of Penny Tweedy, Secretariat's owner, and how, through her conviction and perseverance, she transforms her family and the lives of the attendants and friends who help her through the journey.

This triumphant movie is a must-see. Coming from some of the same makers as 'Blind Side', the film is a beautiful testimony of the wonders of God's creation and the healing power of Jesus.

6 comments:

Captain Starch said...

Just saw it this afternoon.

I'm not normally a horse movie fan, but this one was much better than any of the others I've seen...

Jessica Hall said...

Man Camille! Wasn't that movie just stunning? I'm not a horse movie fan, but I LOVE that movie! It's a great stimulator! (I think that's how you spell it! =P)

Have a great day!
Jessica

Kathryn Hall said...

I marvelled at the beauty of our glorious Creator, as I sat stunned watching the magnificence of that horse running. Tears came streaming down my face because it was almost too beautiful to behold. Oh wow!

Camille Rose Wolaver said...

Thanks Jessica, Mrs. Hall, and Captain Starch for commenting! :) Yes, the movie was so good. I have seen it twice, and both times was so impressed by the majesty of God present in His creation. He is truly magnificent!

Briana Monet Mahoney said...

That sounds like an interesting movie. I haven’t seen it yet. One of our favorite horse movies (one of our favorite movies, period) is called “The Inheritance” based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. I have never read the book but I have heard that the movie is a lot better than the book (an unusual occurrence). Set in the Victorian era it has a really sweet romance, scenes of the “lovers” racing their horses through the countryside in the early morning (romantic), beautiful invigorating music (a indispensable element in a good movie), beautiful costumes, and a hero and heroine with good principles and morals. The girl and her horse are at the center of the movie (with a climactic horse race) but there is also a mystery. I have often thought that you would like “The Inheritance”, and your post about “Secretariat” has reminded me to tell you.

Camille Rose Wolaver said...

Dear Briana,

Thanks for your comment! Yes, 'Secretariat' was so very good. Oh, thank you for recommending that movie. I'll have to check it out sometime. Victorian era is always good. :) Many blessings!