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Spanish Bullfight (1900)

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With a crowded arena in the background, a stationary camera records a bull charging a picador astride his horse. An attendant on foot throws stones at the rump of the horse to get it to ... See full summary »
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With a crowded arena in the background, a stationary camera records a bull charging a picador astride his horse. An attendant on foot throws stones at the rump of the horse to get it to move. Various men with capes run past the bull to try to get him to charge or at least run about. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sickening
28 May 2009 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

While this film is technically competent for its time the subject matter, it has to be said, is one not worthy of the celluloid wasted upon it. The pomp and glamour of the bullfight is mere gaudy dressing to disguise the morally repugnant cowardice of its practitioners and, as another reviewer has already noted, shorn of its glamorous trappings the ritual is exposed for what it is. Gaily uniformed men on horses taunt a bull already weakened for the kill. Dazed and bewildered, its blood glistening on its flanks, the helpless creature lunges blindly at its tormentors. The brave taunter of the bull is safe though; it is the horse on which he is mounted that bears the brunt of the doomed bull's horns...


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