HAR: Training

Togo. Dir. Ericson Core. Walt Disney Studios. 2019

Togo. Dir. Ericson Core. Walt Disney Studios. 2019 150 150 Dionne Clark-Patterson

Promotional poster centring Togo and Seppala In Togo (2019)[1], directed by Ericson Core, the eponymous canine hero recovers from a potentially devastating injury, portrayed as being due to Togo’s incredible…

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Penguin Bloom. Dir. Glendyn Ivin. Netflix, Inc. 2021.

Penguin Bloom. Dir. Glendyn Ivin. Netflix, Inc. 2021. 543 269 Rachel Davies

Inspired by true events, Penguin Bloom tells the story of Sam Bloom, a mother and wife who became paralysed after a serious accident.  As she struggles through a difficult recovery,…

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How to Train Your Dragon. Dir. Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Paramount Pictures. 2010.

How to Train Your Dragon. Dir. Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Paramount Pictures. 2010. 150 150 Sophie Tsang

Despite the movie’s title, How to Train Your Dragon does not present ‘trained’ dragons. The title insinuates the shift from foe to friend is a means of ‘training’ a dragon,…

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Willard. Dir. Glen Morgan. New Line Cinema. 2003.

Willard. Dir. Glen Morgan. New Line Cinema. 2003. 150 150 Olivia Calverley

Glen Morgan’s disturbing horror film Willard portrays the life of social misfit Willard Stiles (played by Crispin Glover), and a colony of trained rats who live in the basement of…

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The Fox and the Hound. Dir Ted Berman, Richard Rich and Art Stevens. Walt Disney Productions. 1981.

The Fox and the Hound. Dir Ted Berman, Richard Rich and Art Stevens. Walt Disney Productions. 1981. 150 150 Jessica Stevens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFwPyqQy9K0 Figure 1: The Fox and the Hound trailer The Fox and the Hound (1981) revolves around an orphaned red fox named Tod (Mickey Rooney) who befriends a young hound…

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A Dog’s Journey. Dir. Gail Mancuso. Universal Pictures. 2019.

A Dog’s Journey. Dir. Gail Mancuso. Universal Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but what if that best friend who with you from birth stayed longer than a lifetime? Two years after A Dog’s Purpose…

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A Dog’s Purpose. Dir. Lasse Hallström. Universal Pictures. 2017.

A Dog’s Purpose. Dir. Lasse Hallström. Universal Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

Figure 1: Bailey’s point of view shot running towards Ethan with the rugby ball. Lasse Hallström’s film A Dog’s Purpose presents the relationship between a dog and its first owner,…

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White God. Dir. Kornél Mundruczó. InterCom Zrt. 2014.

White God. Dir. Kornél Mundruczó. InterCom Zrt. 2014. 150 150 Emily Hunnybun

White God (dir. Kornél Mundruczó, 2014) depicts the story of Hagen [Bodie and Luke], a mixed-breed dog, and his relationship with Lili [Zsófia Psotta], a young girl who is sent to…

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Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss). Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. Film Europe. 2013.

Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss). Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. Film Europe. 2013. 150 150 Eloise Malhotra

Benedikt Erlingsson’s directorial debut Of Horses and Men (2013) is best described as a series of interlocking fables, focusing on six sets of neighbours living in an isolated Icelandic valley.…

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Mon Oncle. Dir. Jacques Tati. Gaumont (France), Continental Distributing (USA). 1958.

Mon Oncle. Dir. Jacques Tati. Gaumont (France), Continental Distributing (USA). 1958. 150 150 Esme Brett

Mon Oncle (1958), as many of Jacques Tati’s films, focuses on the character of Monsieur Hulot, a bumbling but lovable man who fights a constant battle against the modern architecture…

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