The Black Stallion

By NzGersh
Written May 12, 2009
An absolutely beautiful movie!
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A boy and a wild horse.

By chrisratesmovie
Written June 11, 2011
This film is best studied as art, on two levels: History and Poetry. Parts of this film are without words, as in a different shipwreck movie, released in 2000, "Cast Away". In it, the character is stranded on an island with a volleyball fondly named "Mr. Wilson". Both films set on a picturesque, but, dangerous natural and isolated environment. Francis Ford Coppola's "The Black Stallion" uses visual poetry in the first half of the film, void of dialogue, showcasing north shore African beauty. 1979, set earlier, with a captivated young boy, a beautiful wild stallion whose behaviors are a wonder of achievement in animal direction, and cinematography, together put this film in the annuls of masterful classics. Good art nearly always has a political message behind it, and while there are several messages, I mention two of them as questions. How are the desert prizes of Arabia harnessed? How does the Pre-WWII West relate, at that time, with Africa-symbolized by a beautiful wild horse?
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