Jim's picture from "Hero"

Jim's picture from "Hero"

Post by Tamara Howa » Mon, 23 Aug 2004 04:12:45


hi Jim

 w/o  knowing the story line it could be a white  flag of surrender
type thing  but I do  not know if that was a common occurence in that
part of the world at that time...I admit to being more unfamiliar with
the far east and their horsemanship practices after about he time of
the great steppe warlords..and even that is too far west for this
movie...

 as for the horse he is in "flat out " gallop with his near hind about
to push the rest of him into the next stride...I think he is  not
resisting the bit  but rather has assumed a common race horse position
at this speed

 Tamara in TN

 
 
 

Jim's picture from "Hero"

Post by Jim Case » Mon, 23 Aug 2004 04:27:19

Quote:

>  w/o  knowing the story line it could be a white flag of surrender

Probably not.  The rider is an assassin.  In Chinese and related
cultures white is a symbol of death.

The basic story line is that they're trying to assassinate a tyrannical
king before he can conquer the neighbors.  This woman is riding to
rescue her lover.

Quote:
> as for the horse he is in "flat out" gallop

I'll take your word for it.  I just can't tell.

- Jim