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Bucking Broncho

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 27, 2015

Here’s more of that appealingly naïve, ideologically laden straddling of the line between fictional contrivance and actual documentation. Not their fault: not only had rules not been established, they probably hadn’t even been thought of. The camera placement might not be perfect here. The spectators in the background are very intentionally placed, and they all stick out like sore thumbs as they wave and enthuse away. Also, the bucking is bogus. That horse has a saddle on!  But again, they’re outside, the action has an inherent dynamic beauty, and there’s a real early days excitement going on. We’re inventing a medium!