Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Poetry in Motion (Pictures) Part 8

Seabiscuit (Gary Ross, 2003) – Emily Dickinson, We Never Know. Based on a novel about an underdog of a racehorce Seabiscuit is a film that beautifully documents an against-all-odds yarn during the tail end of The Great Depression. It stars Jeff Bridges and Tobey Maguire who are trying to coax Seabiscuit into fulfilling his true potential and simultaneously solve their financial difficulties. Dickinson’s words deliciously accent the formidable challenge and adversity they face:

We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.

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