Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) sitting by the fire.
- Chapter 8, 00:40:26
- Shadow detail, detail, surround imaging, dynamic range
- Look for the shadows dancing across his face from the fire, the reflection of the flames in his eyes, and the distinct stubble on his chin.
- Although this is a very quiet scene, listen to the crackling of the fire and the crystal-clear dialog between Chris Cooper and Jeff Bridges.
Seabiscuit debuts at Santa Anita Raceway.
- Chapter 13, 01:03:11
- Color saturation, frequency response
- Look at the jockey's uniform worn by Red (Tobey Maguire)in particular, the vivid red and the lack of bleeding into the surrounding white. Also notice the individual tracks on the dirt infield.
- Listen for the thunderous pounding of the hooves, placing you in the race with the echo of the announcer reverberating through the surround speakers.
Seabiscuit's historic race against War Admiral with a close-up of Marcela Howard (Elizabeth Banks).
- Chapter 22, 01:42:21
- Detail, color, surround imaging
- Look for the minute freckles hidden behind Banks' makeup, her vibrant red lipstick, and the detail in her multi-colored silk scarf.
- Listen for the hustle and bustle of the crowd.