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'Secretariat' Movie Given Special Push to Faith-Based Filmgoers
Fox News ^ | 10/7/10 | Jo Piazza

Posted on 10/09/2010 7:39:38 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta

Enter Secretariat. The true-life story about a woman horse breeder, played by Diane Lane, who defies the odds to create a Triple Crown winner, has the kind of inspirational story that Disney is banking will appeal to the same faith-based audiences that turned “The Blind Side,” produced by Warner Bros., into a $250 million blockbuster.

Disney has been marketing “Secretariat” to the Bible Belt by organizing special screenings of the film, which hits theaters on Oct. 8, for Christian bloggers, reviewers and influencers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

They have also produced special marketing materials for the audience. Screening invites sent to non-religious outlets described the film’s story in purely secular terms.

But for the benefit of Christian reviewers, the invitation goes on to add that “The movie is directed by Randall Wallace….Not only is Randall one of the most successful directors of all time, he is also a devout Christian .”

So is Disney pandering to Christians, or is their outreach seen as a positive step by religious audiences?

Or both?

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1 posted on 10/09/2010 7:39:42 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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War of words erupts over ‘Secretariat’
Is ‘a work of creepy, half-hilarious’ propaganda, a review says

“Mostly the conversation has raged online between film critic Roger Ebert and Salon reviewer Andrew O’Hehir, but movie-loving bloggers everywhere are weighing in.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3if7958560d10cc4f3ee33c02049d560ce?ref=nf


2 posted on 10/09/2010 7:42:01 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Disney will pander to NORMAL people to fill their coffers.
Times must be tough to Disney since they prefer to make
porn and soft pron movies. Disney is not what it used to be.


3 posted on 10/09/2010 7:42:09 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
I would not normally put movies about Horse Racing on my must watch list, but after seeing the pre-views the wife and I are both looking forward to seeing it.
4 posted on 10/09/2010 7:43:30 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Disney will pander to NORMAL people to fill their coffers.
Times must be tough to Disney since they prefer to make
porn and soft porn movies. Disney is not what it used to be. I believe the rating it PG so they probably have some bad language or some partial nudity in there. They ALWAYS have to slip something in that is inappropriate for the kids they are aiming the movie at.
5 posted on 10/09/2010 7:44:00 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: NavyCanDo

I remember when this horse made the news.

We will rent it on Netflix when it is available.

It looks promising. We’ll see ...


6 posted on 10/09/2010 7:45:23 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

“Secretariat’ actually goes much further, presenting a honey-dipped fantasy vision of the American past as the Tea Party would like to imagine it, loaded with uplift and glory and scrubbed clean of multiculturalism and social discord.

In the world of this movie, strong-willed and independent-minded women like Penney Chenery are ladies first (she’s like a classed-up version of Sarah Palin feminism), left-wing activism is an endearing cute phase your kids go through (until they learn the hard truth about inheritance taxes), and all right-thinking Americans are united in their adoration of a Nietzschean Überhorse, a hero so superhuman he isn’t human at all.”

http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/secretariat/index.html?story=/ent/movies/andrew_ohehir/2010/10/06/secretariat


7 posted on 10/09/2010 7:48:15 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Ebert is suffering from a grave malady and he is very angry at God. Poor man is literally out of his head right now. Pray for him.


8 posted on 10/09/2010 7:48:23 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: nmh

Horse-crazy me, who remembers Secretariat, plus horse-crazy DD and her horse-crazy BFF, plan to see it tomorrow.

Secretariat was something so positive in the wake of Vietnam and in the middle of Watergate.

Also looking forward to seeing hilarious ‘70s fashions again.


9 posted on 10/09/2010 7:49:12 AM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I guess the gays aren’t bringing in enough money for the Disney coffers.


10 posted on 10/09/2010 7:49:53 AM PDT by Tempest (I give up)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

When you look at the world through the prism of left-wing politics, you get this pseudo-intellectual hash.


11 posted on 10/09/2010 7:50:57 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: nmh

The porn version of this movie comes later.....


12 posted on 10/09/2010 7:51:20 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

OMG!!!!!!!!
We are so going to see this!

TONIGHT!


13 posted on 10/09/2010 7:52:33 AM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: NavyCanDo
I would not normally put movies about Horse Racing on my must watch list, but after seeing the pre-views the wife and I are both looking forward to seeing it.

I will see it too, but I'm waiting until it gets to a locally owned historic theater near me. They charge $3.

14 posted on 10/09/2010 7:52:55 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I saw it yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. Even if I did remember the ending. LOL!


15 posted on 10/09/2010 7:53:08 AM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: netmilsmom
We are so going to see this! TONIGHT!

Let me know if you like it.

16 posted on 10/09/2010 7:53:47 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: sissyjane
I saw it yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. Even if I did remember the ending. LOL!

Did you have kids with you? If so, how old?

17 posted on 10/09/2010 7:54:50 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Cloverfarm

I will got just to see on a big screen this superhorse running the Belmont. I imagine that those in the crowd could not believe what they were seeing.


18 posted on 10/09/2010 7:55:59 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: NavyCanDo

You have got to see “Seabiscuit”.


19 posted on 10/09/2010 7:56:13 AM PDT by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

My kids are grown, but I would take children to see it. No sex, no violence, and a great story about a great animal.


20 posted on 10/09/2010 7:56:33 AM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: RobbyS

Roger Ebert’s review of Secretariat

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2010/10/secretariat_was_not_a_christia.html


21 posted on 10/09/2010 7:57:32 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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I love Diane Lane and she looked so pretty in the promo. I’m glad they picked her for this story. Bump.


22 posted on 10/09/2010 7:57:57 AM PDT by Miss Behave
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To: sissyjane

Thanks


23 posted on 10/09/2010 7:58:32 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Cloverfarm
Also looking forward to seeing hilarious ‘70s fashions again.

:0)

24 posted on 10/09/2010 8:02:47 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Just ask Coates: The Obama Admin has no problem with racism as long as it's "applied correctly")
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To: jslade
“You have got to see “Seabiscuit”.”

I have always been more of the “Marx Brothers - A Day At The Races” sort of movie watcher when it comes to race horse movies - but I'll put in my Netflix queue. I'm getting older and my taste in movies is changing as well.

25 posted on 10/09/2010 8:04:51 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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26 posted on 10/09/2010 8:05:27 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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I would love to see this. I go to maybe one movie every couple of years, but this one seems very appealing to me.

Hollywood seems to have forgotten that people need escape from reality in a good and uplifting way. Maybe they are beginning to remember their purpose.

27 posted on 10/09/2010 8:05:32 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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Hollywood seems to have forgotten that people need escape from reality in a good and uplifting way.

Exactly...

28 posted on 10/09/2010 8:09:26 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Why is it that when a movie isn't filled with modern day leftist ideological propaganda, its OBVIOUSLY a Tea Party propaganda tool.
29 posted on 10/09/2010 8:10:10 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Beowulf9

Secretariat, the Sequel: Retired to Stud.


30 posted on 10/09/2010 8:11:12 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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Salon: In the world of this movie, strong-willed and independent-minded women like Penney Chenery are ladies first (she’s like a classed-up version of Sarah Palin feminism)

I see there's the obligatory shot at Sarah Palin. Sigh.

The local TV station interviewed Chenery last night. She is a lady. And she's still strong. She said that her father was in the business and had made quite a name for himself so when she stepped in she was called "the daughter." Just "the daughter." She said, "Yes, I was the daughter, but I could do it too."

She said she particularly hoped that girls in the audience could see that if they wanted something and were willing to work hard at it, they too could make it. I guess that's a message that disturbs and frightens left-wingers.


31 posted on 10/09/2010 8:11:35 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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32 posted on 10/09/2010 8:12:29 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Cinnamontea
The local TV station interviewed Chenery last night. She is a lady. And she's still strong. She said that her father was in the business and had made quite a name for himself so when she stepped in she was called "the daughter." Just "the daughter." She said, "Yes, I was the daughter, but I could do it too."

She said she particularly hoped that girls in the audience could see that if they wanted something and were willing to work hard at it, they too could make it.

A good message that little girls need to hear...

33 posted on 10/09/2010 8:14:29 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: onyx; DollyCali; Arizona Carolyn

ping


34 posted on 10/09/2010 8:16:24 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Cloverfarm

Absolutely, the ‘70s fashions. Especially plaid!


35 posted on 10/09/2010 8:17:34 AM PDT by rabidralph
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36 posted on 10/09/2010 8:19:02 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

There are many Christians who consider betting to be a sin, so this sounds like a strange way to promote a horse racing movie.


37 posted on 10/09/2010 8:20:12 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Bible quote (Job 39:19) at the beginning of the movie:

“Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible. He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword. The quiver rattles against him, The flashing spear and javelin. With shaking and rage he races over the ground, And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet."

Saw it and I loved it. Maybe because I have always had a crush on Diane Lane, ever since "A Little Romance."

38 posted on 10/09/2010 8:22:26 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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39 posted on 10/09/2010 8:26:20 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Is it just me or does the horse in that photo have abnormally thin legs?


40 posted on 10/09/2010 8:28:30 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Geez! What a sorry, self absorbed, sorry sack of excrement this Salon critic is. This twit is one of the most angry little minded people I have read in my life. His entire worldview eminates around the radical 60’s duds who are now running our cuntry.

To think that Ebert sounds sane compared to this twerp says it all. Hey Andrew, did your mommy take your binkey way before you turned 6? Or maybe she kept you in pampers till then?


41 posted on 10/09/2010 8:29:47 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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42 posted on 10/09/2010 8:35:32 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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Thank you, Doc. What a nice pic. I started bugging my parents for a horse as soon as I could say the word and kept telling them we could keep it in the garage. I’m surprised they didn’t spank me into oblivion for my pouting about it. I still have my first and prized big plastic black horse complete with a shoelace as a bridle and reigns (I lost the plastic one early on.) I keep him in the safe with the guns and my kids’ hospital bracelets.


43 posted on 10/09/2010 8:37:00 AM PDT by Miss Behave
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To: Miss Behave

You’re very welcome...


44 posted on 10/09/2010 8:40:50 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

People must remember that the reason why the sports world was cheated out of Secretariat running as a 4 year old was because federal inheritance laws required the Chenery heirs to raise money quickly. Ravenous government sent him to the sidelines. Up to then, the Chenerys had raced their prospective studs (including Riva Ridge, the previous year’s Kentucky Derby winner).

So the movie is truthful in that respect.

PS. Still, Citation was the best horse of the 20th Century, followed by Man o’ War.


45 posted on 10/09/2010 8:41:02 AM PDT by qwertypie
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46 posted on 10/09/2010 8:47:32 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Citation had the best year of any American horse ever in 1948. Sure, he won the Triple Crown with ease and won at every distance. But what set him apart was his early, pre-Derby wins against the top American horses of the previous year before he had actually become 3 calendar years old — unheard of. There’s no telling what his record would have looked like if he hadn’t been run into the ground and injured by season’s end.


47 posted on 10/09/2010 8:54:33 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: Kirkwood

Thoroughbreds do have very thin legs. It’s something that has been bred into them, sometimes with disastrous results.

“Thoroughbreds are born to run, bred to win, and will literally race to death.”

As a Kentuckian I think I’m required to see this movie :)


48 posted on 10/09/2010 9:05:41 AM PDT by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kirkwood
I don't know, maybe it will show up here.
49 posted on 10/09/2010 9:47:41 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Conservatism is on the rise. Fiscally. And culturally.

Period.

Commies, progressives and libs are on suicide watch.


50 posted on 10/09/2010 9:47:58 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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