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Seabiscuit

is a big, broad-strokes film version of a book that was notable for its loving detail as well as its scope. Where author Laura Hillenbrand artfully wove in her portrait of a Depression-era America and its captivation by the little horse that could, the film’s writer-director Gary Ross comes down hard on the theme, employing a David McCullough narration and WPA-style photos of bread lines and migrant workers. There’s also little subtle

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