The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion is a 1979 American adventure film based on the 1941 classic children's novel of the same name by Walter Farley. The film starts in 1946, five years after the book was published. It tells the story of Alec Ramsey, a boy who is shipwrecked on a deserted island with a wild Arabian stallion that he befriends. After being rescued, they are set on entering a race challenging two champion horses.
In the summer of 1946, Alec Ramsey is travelling by steamer off the coast of North Africa, where he sees a wild black stallion being forced into a makeshift stable and heavily restrained by ropes leading to his halter. Captivated by the horse, Alec later sneaks to the horse to feed him some sugar cubes, but he is caught by the horse's supposed owner, who tells him in Arabic to stay away from Shetan. After shoving the boy away, he gluttonously helps himself to the sugar.
|author||Melissa Mathison Walter Farley William D. Wittliff|
|keywords||alexander the great black wi bucephalus card game deserted island fall fish force how to id jockey north africa pass plan pocket knife remember rescue retire rock seaweed stallion tackle their way turn wild horse win|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|producer||Francis Ford Coppola Fred Roos Tom Sternberg|
|recordedAt||Fort Erie Race Track Sardinia|