Phar Lap

  1. I know we already have a favorite movie thread out there. I just watched a movie, (a true story), that was so beautiful. I cried through the whole thing. Did any of you see it? It is called Phar Lap. It's about an Australian race horse that keeps winning until the racing monsters "fix" him.
    Shygirl

    http://www.equinenet.org/heroes/phar.html
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  3. by   adrienurse
    I thought this was a thread talking about Vietnamese food.
  4. by   OzNurse69
    Hey, maybe that's where my problem with Americans stems from! Because you @#*&^% killed Phar Lap! Actually probably goes a long way towards explaining the anamosity b/w Australians & Americans since the 1930's, doesn't it??

    ****said tongue in cheek, for those of you who don't get it!!****
  5. by   Tookie
    It is a great story and true
    His heart is in a museum in NZ where he first came from.
    His frame is in the Melbourne Museum l can remember ever since l was a really little child goign into to the museum to see him.
    They have recently built a new museum and he has an entire room for himself.
    we are goign to Melbourne for Christmas and to visit the new museum.
    He is very revered here. Won the melbourne cup (Our big race day - we have a public holiday in Victoria for the cup day) many years ago.
    Glad you enjoyed the story - He was a magnificaent looking horse. - Very popular amongst the people during the depressions years.
    There were a number of stories about as to how he died - including a snake bite and other things
    There have been a number of books and films about him.
    Just curious as to the film - is it an Australian film and who does it star?
    Cheers
    Tookie
  6. by   JedsMom
    That was a wonderful movie. Made me cry
  7. by   shygirl
    All I know who are in it are Tom Burlingson who played his trainer.
    I think it's an Australian film.

    Tookie, since you are going to the museum........Maybe you could snap a couple of pictures to share with all your friends here? What do you say? (She asked shyly)
    Shygirl
  8. by   srose
    I loooooooooove the movie Phar Lap...made me cry when I first saw and still makes me cry. Along the same lines, my other favorite movie from childhood (and still today) is The Man From Snowy River...can probably credit it with starting my horsey obsessions (much to my parent's dismay)

    ~Rose
  9. by   Tookie
    Shygirl - no worries - will absolutely take some photos on the digital - will also buy a post card - I know the movie -Tom Burlison is very good - do you know he has been appointed by Nancy Sinatra to sing the Frank Sinatra songs because she beleives that his voice is the closet to the original - think that is correct - I can stand to be corected
    Anyway - defiantley will take photos and post
    By the way srose- we dont live far away from the area that they made the film The man from Snowy River - l grew up on the storyies too of the brumbies (the wild horses).
    Actually l dont live far from the area that the locals refer to as God's country - Maybe that is Why Mel Gison has bought a whole heap of property up this way - The valleys are beautiful

    Anyway Shygirl will take a photo and post for you
    Tookie
  10. by   Grace Oz
    TOOKIE!....
    The STAR of the film is Phar Lap!!! LOL...
    How's things lately? Hope you enjoy your chrissy
    in Melb.
    Glad our American sisters / brothers are seeing our movies. The Man From Snowy River is also a great favourite of mine.
    While I'm at it... HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL from me here DOWN UNDER. While you lot in the Northern hemisphere are snowed under...
    we've got bushfires, drought, water restrictions, hot hot dry weather!! BUT... I'll still cook a HOT roast turkey on Christmas day!! :-)
    Cheers,
    Grace.xx
  11. by   Aussienurse2
    Oh my goodness!! We had to watch those movies as kids, and do reports on them for english!!LOL!! What was the other one? About the two guys who ran and ended up going to WW1 ? Charriots of Fire? Remember doing "Summer of the seventeenth Doll" and a few other Williamson plays too. Now I'm feeling old, was a very long time ago! LOL!! FYI "The Man from Snowy River" is a poem written by Banjo Patterson. We had to learn it by rote at primary school.
  12. by   shygirl
    I loved the Man From Snowy river also.
    Thanks Tookie. You are lucky to live there!
  13. by   srose
    wow, tookie...you live in an amazingly beautiful little part of the world, i'm jealous!!

    now i'm picturing you in a little wood cabin with brumbies thundering past your door!! lol :roll

    ~rose
  14. by   OzNurse69
    Originally posted by Aussienurse2
    Oh my goodness!! We had to watch those movies as kids, and do reports on them for english!!LOL!! What was the other one? About the two guys who ran and ended up going to WW1 ? Charriots of Fire? Remember doing "Summer of the seventeenth Doll" and a few other Williamson plays too. Now I'm feeling old, was a very long time ago! LOL!! FYI "The Man from Snowy River" is a poem written by Banjo Patterson. We had to learn it by rote at primary school.
    Me too!! Let's see how far we can get....

    "There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
    That the colt from old Regret had got away
    And had joined the wild bush horses - he was worth a thousand pound,
    So all the cracks had gathered to the fray.

    There was.....someone, someone, something, someone else like Clancy of the Overflow.....guess my memory isn't as good as what I thought it was - can anyone take over on the 2nd verse...NO CHEATING!!

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