Tribeca Film Festival Review: Gored, by Rudie Obias

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  1. Guest says:

    Bullfighting is not a sport and it is not even a fight, not a contest of equals, it is not supposed to be fair. It is the ritualized tragedy of the death of a bull, a performance where man uses his intelligence, grace, courage and honor, consciously risking his life in order to try and control brute force and instinct and try to shape it into something aesthetic, pleasing and beautiful. When he is successful, it is a triumph that the audience collectively lives via the heroe, the torero. Fighting bulls are a different breed of bovine and live between 4 and 6 years like kings, on huge ranches untouched by humans. They go to the bullring and 20 minutes later they are killed with a sword to the heart and then go for meat. The bull can only appear once because it soon learns to ignore the cape and cut into the man, making the passes and maneuvers that can be artistic and thrilling for the audience impossible. The female, fighting cow, is never killed in a bullring, but spends her breeding life in the open field. The business of of the bullfight allows for the breeding and the raising of these animals, along with the unique ecosystems of their huge ranches mostly in southern Spain. Ban the bullfight and this special and beautiful breed of animal disappears. They are too dangerous, expensive and complex to raise just for meat, as their whole purpose, instinct is to charge. Apparently the film doesn’t even touch on the basics of what the spectacle is all about, very unfortunate.

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