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The Belstone Fox (1973)

 -  Drama  -  September 1976 (USA)
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Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!

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Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!

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fox | hunting | based on novel

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When you hunt The Belstone Fox...you hunt his way!

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an outstanding film full of symbolism
30 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I regard this movie as a classic ahead of its time! Made in the early 1970s, it starts with a rather dire scenario in the age where fox hunting was the norm, but this movie dares to question the status quo in that setting. It also introduces an interracial mix of a pair of unlikely mates, creatures against all odds, bound in their friendship & respect & mutual love.

It was skillfully crafted against a plot of human romance & love & frailty, but where the protagonists were presented as daring to think beyond the square, sadly lacking in our current society of the 21st millennium, where anyone who dares to think of broader options is to be regarded as a fraud or a terrorist for daring to question rationalists or political cheats who wish to remain unchallenged, and mostly do! But this movie is much more than a fable. It has a couple of moments of cinema that should remain clasped in the heart of movie lovers. And still beyond, it is a tale of the oppressed, the downtrodden, the humbled & the tortured, across mankind & into nature too. It is FOOD for the soul & the spirit of creature & man & God alike, for those who have eyes to see & ears to hear!


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