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Horse Whisperer, The - We Need Makeup, Please!
I've only seen this movie two times, but there's one part that has always bothered me. Pilgrim, the horse the movie (and book) is based upon, seems to be played by different horses throughout the movie. Although each horse playing the role of Pilgrim is a chestnut (thank god they at least got that right), they all have different markings on their faces. Although I can't remember exactly which scenes went with which markings, I do remember that in one scene he has a star (a white spot in the middle of his forehead) and in another, he has a skinny stripe. I can understand that they might not have been able to find ONE horse that was trained to do the particular things that needed to be done, but they could at least have put a little makeup or something to make the markings look consistent.
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HPCSarah on 06-19-2001
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MaryK writes:
I have noticed this, too. There is actually a scene where it's such an obviously different horse I can't believe they let that through. In the beginning when the 2 girls are on the trail, Pilgrim suddenly becomes a buckskin with no face markings at all!
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Mercedes writes:
Being a horse person my self...actually I do train horses...I didnt realize that they used more that 1 horse for Pilgrim's part. I will have to fix my VCR and really look at their faces, stripes, and stars!!!
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HuckleberrySoda writes:
I know in the scene when they first get to Montana and Tom first goes to see the horse when it comes running out of the barn it has a blaze on it's face that covers most of the face, but in most of the scenes it just has a little star. I saw an episode of a TV show once (maybe Murder She Wrote) where the used some sort of iodine solution to cover up a race horses blaze to substitute it for another horse, they should have done something like that.
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