In Seabiscuit: An American Legend, the match race became a special occasion for entire USA. How is this shown in the movie?


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In the film version of Seabiscuit, the cinematography employed during the match race suggests that the race is a special occasion for the entire U. S. A.  As the bell rings at the race, the scene swaps to photographs of American families and the radio broadcasting the race plays in the background.  The viewer sees images of many families gathered together around the radio eagerly listening for the details and outcome of the race.  The juxtaposition of these still images with the ongoing radio broadcast maintains the suspense of the race while simultanteously showing the symbolic importance of the match race to families around the country.  In the book, the match race is fully detailed, so its importance is described to the reader.

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