Monday, December 05, 2005

THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY? (1969) - Sydney Pollack

Possibly the most depressing movie I’ve ever seen. Life as cruel, cruel endurance sport. If TV’s Survivor were anything like the non-stop dance contest that comprises Horses (as opposed to the high school popularity contest it really is), I’d probably be more apt to tune in out of a morbid fascination.

All in all, a good flick though. And perhaps even more timely than ever today in the age of the reality show. But do not watch this movie if you are depressed. Repeat, DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE IF YOU ARE DEPRESSED. You may be inclined to reach past the remote for the shotgun in the closet.
 
Now I know why they called it the Great Depression. And why they shoot horses. Something to do with misery. And good ratings.

1 comment:

Jordan Hoffman said...

Absolutely one of the most depressing films ever. Almost impossible to get through without the aid of alcohol.