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Born to Fight (1956)

This short showcases bullfighting in Portugal and explains how this country's version of the sport differs from those in Spain and Latin America. After showing the training techniques for ... See full summary »

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This short showcases bullfighting in Portugal and explains how this country's version of the sport differs from those in Spain and Latin America. After showing the training techniques for the bulls and horses, viewers get to watch a bullfight. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Documentary | Short

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12 October 1956 (USA)  »

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RKO-Pathe Specials (1956-1957 season): Born to Fight  »

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1.37 : 1
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Training bulls and horses for the ring in Portugal...
17 March 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

We learn that bullfighting is a formal, stylized, highly dramatic form of art in the sports world, where it is practiced differently in Portugal than it is in Spain and Latin America. The bull's life is spared and if he is a brave bull he may spend the rest of his life on a ranch rewarded for his bravery. Otherwise, he is sent to the slaughterhouse.

The short focuses mainly on the training of bulls and horses for the art of bullfighting. Finally, we get to see the real excitement of the ring where the bull has to be excited and tormented to want to go after the matador (or the matador's cape).

We see amateur bullfighters twirling their capes in stunts before the crowds enter the ring. It seems everywhere you look young men are training to become bullfighters in the Spanish tradition.

Interesting, but the B&W photography is on the dull side and doesn't capture the color of the events.


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