The Black Stallion

I love the movie, The Black Stallion! This is a wonderful film from 1979. It won a lot awards, especially for the cinematography. In this beautiful short piece of the film, the stallion, also known as “The Mystery Horse”, and “The Black”, is injured before the race, and when the jockey notices this, he tries to hold the horse back. The stallion though wants to race – and he does! Even if you are not into horse racing, this is magnificent. I love the photography here. Watch the filming from the horse’s and the jockey’s point of view. Wonderful! You can also hear the horses breathe as they are running. It is even more stunning when you see who the jockey is, and that horse and rider have a close connection. One day I will do a full review of the film. Go Black! I hope you enjoy it.

 Have a great rest of the weekend!

Blessings to everyone and PEACE!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

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9 thoughts on “The Black Stallion

  1. That was so awesome. Black stallions are no joke. My Aunt Kim had one named Seven. He was unbreakable. He let no one touch or ride him but her husband. They had to keep him separate from the other horses. He sired every horse on the ranch for years. I used to watch him for hours when I was a ltitle girl. He scared me to death, but I was entranced by him. When I was a teenager he finally came to the gate and let me touch him. A year later he let me ride him. It took years to get on his back. He was so wild. He only had two riders ever. Me and Donald.

  2. Oh Nico, that movie is excellent! Entirely produced by Francis Ford Coppola, imagine…those sunset scenes with that Arabian horse… Thanks for reminding me.

  3. I also love this scene, shows the boy in the actual race returning to a primal state, perhaps freedom? I love how he hold the horse’s mane and the analogies to the scenes on the island, which by the way, was filmed (the beach scenes) on the island of “Sardinia” in Italy:

    “Sardinia, a large island in the Mediterranean Sea, has nearly 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior popular for hiking. Its rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of “nuraghi” – ruins of mysterious Bronze-age stone structures shaped like beehives. The southern capital, Cagliari, has a medieval quarter called Castello, with narrow streets, 14th-century palaces and a 13th-century cathedral.”-Wiki

    1. Maria this is so cool! Yes I think he was thinking about being on the beach, and having a sense of freedom. Thank you for this info on Sardinia. I had no idea! Sounds like a great place to visit! Thanks again my friend.

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