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A Girl and Five Brave Horses by Sonora CarverFind this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot....
Sonora Carver was not impressed with Disneys Wild Hearts Cant Be Broken and after reading her memoir, I cant say I blame her. Though inspired by A Girl and Five Brave Horses, the film doesnt begin to do her story justice and conveniently alters and omits the most remarkable elements of her life and experience.
On film, Sonora is portrayed as a romantic misfit and while her life was undoubtedly unconventional, the book paints a much more compelling portrait. Her self-admitted pride and stubborn nature make the early chapters of the book fun and entertaining, but the astuteness of her reflections in the later chapters open a window to her personality, passion and spirit that eclipses the theatrics and novelty of her diving career.
Sonoras descriptions of the business aspects and the insight they offer are another remarkable aspect of the book. Doc and Al went to great lengths to train both horses and divers and took extreme interest in the safety of all their performers. From the construction of the towers and diving tanks to the clauses they demanded as part of their performance contracts, no detail was left to chance. Their act was a dangerous one, but the care taken in its execution demonstrate the interest and dedication both men had for the routine and its success.
A surprisingly down to earth autobiography, A Girl and Five Brave Horses proved perceptive and inspiring. Reading it ruined the movie, but what it gave in return was more profound and stirring than anything Miner presented on screen.
And now the diving horse is set to return this summer. The original act began in when Lorena or Leonora Carver became the first woman to dive off a platform into water on the back of a horse. What inspired him? Hotel developer Frank P. Over the 50 years in which the act was performed, over 19 women donned swimsuits and leapt into the water on the backs of over 14 horses. The exact number of performers and many of their names, both human and horse, are lost to history. Although no horses were ever injured during the act, the show took a tragic turn in August of
Sign in. The star of " The Boys " has a great Watchlist that she can't stop re-watching. Watch now. The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life. Charlie is a year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a rogue horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an eventing champion. An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit. A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.
Seriously, who came up with the concept of diving horses? Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken was a Disney film about a young girl named Sonora who becomes the star of a diving horse act in Depression-era America. This was the type of kid-friendly, family-oriented movie that if you were a girl of a certain age you watched over and over and over again. Watch this movie again as a grown-up, and you'll be taken aback by a few things As a kid, you probably thought of Sonora as a special girl who was too good for her surroundings and you supported her decision to run away.
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The screenplay concerns Sonora Webster Carver , a rider of diving horses. Sonora Webster lives with her sister and abusive aunt during the Great Depression. She learns that because of her accidentally letting the cows loose and her suspension from school, her treasured horse Lightning has been sold and she will be placed in an orphanage. Instead, Sonora slips out of the house during the night. She ends up at a county fair and sees a performance by Marie, a diving girl who rides a horse off a platform, and aspires to do the same. Doc Carver, Marie's employer, tells her she is too young but gives Sonora a job as a stable hand due to her ability with horses, and she begins traveling with them. Doc's son Al wins a wild horse in a card game and Sonora names him Lightning.