UGH I FUCKEN LOVE THIS MOVIE
Anastasia (1997)We were strangers starting out on a journey. Never dreaming what we’d have to go through. Now here we are, and I’m suddenly standing at the beginning with you.
Favourites From My Childhood → The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion is a movie based on the Walter Farley novel by the same name. The film tells the tale of a young boy, Alec Ramsay, and his relationship with a horse called “The Black”. Upon being shipwrecked off the coast of Africa, Alec befriends a wild stallion who also survived the sinking. Eventually the two are rescued and begin to train for the race track. The cinematography of this film is incredible… the island scenes are breathtaking in their simplicity, and the entire film manages to be believable while having a magical air.
To this day, The Black Stallion remains my favourite “horse” movie. I don’t remember when I first saw the film, probably around 8 years old, and I promptly became obsessed both with the movie and the book series. I read all the books the library had in the series and then forced them to order the rest through interlibrary loans. I had a hand-me-down striped shirt (like the lower left pic) which was literally my favourite article of clothing, and I slept with a black horse figurine for months.
Forgot to say as well…………..Milton featured in the film, just for a second..a grey horse with a Union Jack on his saddlecloth. Must admit, that was a highly emotional point to me and I was like “AHHHHHHH” -massive gasp- Think the French people were a bit alarmed…at that point and when Jappeloup won gold and I may or may not have been quietly sobbing from cuteness.
If they made a film about our incredible jumping/dressage victories at our Olympics last year I think I would actually hyperventilate and turn into a quivering wreck of proudness/extreme emotionalness/so happy I wouldn’t know what to do with myself. Am I right or am I right?
Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.
FAVORITE MOVIES | A Knight’s Tale (2001)Better to be a silly girl with a flower than a silly boy with a horse and a stick.