Brannaman, Buck

SKU: 030306188294

UPC 030306188294
Release Date 2011-12-27
Studio IFC Films
Discs 1
Length 89
Format Color
Synopsis 3.5 stars out of 5 -- [A]n appealing and frequently moving story of redemption....This quiet character study is a movie that, if widely seen, actually could make the world a better place.Brannaman became the inspiration for THE HORSE WHISPERER, perfecting a style of horsemanship that often looks like a magic act. Wisely, Meehl roots this redemption tale in carefully observed demonstrations at his clinics...The film is deeply moving yet never maudlin in telling this hard-knocks-but-hope-infused story.It keeps you fascinated, even enthralled; elicits astonishment, even wonderment, and makes you grateful for the chance to meet someone remarkable.Soft-spoken and stoical, Brannaman is a firm but sensitive presence in front of the camera and facing down a spooked horse.A not-so-simple story simply told, BUCK was directed by Cindy Meehl....Finding a great subject can be half the battle in documentary, and in Mr. Brannaman she discovered one who holds you attention and heart for a tight 88 minutes.3 stars out of 4 -- Buck Brannaman was the original HORSE WHISPERER....He has a way with horses and Cindy Meehl's documentary is moving as he shows them engaged in dances of understanding.The movie is shaped with the same economy, restraint, and unfussiness as the man, to unexpectedly inspiring effect. -- Grade: A-3 stars out of 5 -- [F]ascinating....Buck's deep-rooted respect for these dignified animals is truly inspiring.[T]he film's transparent straightforwardness in both style and approach feels exactly right....It won the audience award at last year's Sundance...This documentary tells the incredible true story of Buck Brannaman, the unusually perceptive cowboy whose remarkable ability to communicate with horses inspired both Nicholas Evans' novel THE HORSE WHISPERER and the hit Robert Redford film that followed. As a young boy, Brannaman developed a love for the cowboy lifestyle by performing lasso tricks. But one false move meant a merciless beating at the hands of his abusive father, and as a result Brannaman gradually developed the intuition to recognize when horses were in distress. In BUCK we not only learn about Brannaman's remarkable life, but also watch as he works closely with horses and their owners to encourage greater communication.
Cast David Robbins (Composer)
Lee Dichter (Sound Re-Recording)
Luke Geissbuhler (Director of Photography)
Andrea Meditch (Creative Consultant)
Liz Gallacher (Music Director)
Guy Mossman (Director of Photography)
Cindy Meehl (Director)
Peter Rundquist (Additional Music/Songs)
Buck Brannaman (Host)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Trailer Deleted Scenes Commentary with Filmmakers and Buck Brannaman Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Biography,History & Culture: American
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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