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Genres: Family , Drama , Adventure
Actors: Anthony Walters , Gemma Paternoster , Georgina Armstrong , Lyndon Davies , Adrian Ross Magenty , Peter Cook , Eleanor Bron , John McEnery , Alun Armstrong , Peter Davison , Jim Carter , David Thewlis , Sean Bean , Alan Cumming , Docs Keepin Time
Director: Caroline Thompson
Country: United Kingdom, United States
Year: 1994
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10 (4300 votes)

Black Beauty, a beautiful black stallion recalls his life through from his birth through his carefree life as a colt, and the many hardships he suffered after achieving maturity. He goes through many owners, both good and bad, until he finally finds happiness and contentment.

Film Review

Caroline Thompson's 1994 film adaptation of Anna Sewell's 1877 novel is easily the best of the many such adaptations. Beginning with the birth of a foal every shot is alive with reverence for all life. We see much bucolic scenery and close-up shots of insects, spiders, frogs and flowers. In addition, Danny Elfman's score is great.Scenes from the rather episodic book are selectively adapted to maintain the essence of the original story. As we follow the horse's life, we see both extreme cruelty and stupidity, as well as great kindness from his human associates. The movie also touches on the book's theme of the importance of knowledge when -through ignorance- young Joe Green inadvertently inflicts pain and illness on Black Beauty. I was reminded of the memorable quotation from the book: "only ignorance! how can you talk about only ignorance? Don't you know that ignorance is the worst thing in the world, next to wickedness? – and which does the most mischief …

Yet another film-adaptation of Anna Sewell's popular 1877 children's book opens with a elderly horse looking back on his tumultuous life–narrating the story himself (with a British accent no less!). What might have been a twee gimmick turns out to be a surprisingly canny stroke of genius, as the screenplay, although prosy, is smart and direct and Alan Cumming's gentle voice-over is very sympathetic. Director Caroline Thompson is sensitive as well, getting terrific "performances" from all the horses involved; her film is a bit heavy on the sad farewells, yet it has lots of heart and works on its audience through pure emotion. Thin at 88 minutes, but beautifully photographed and with a tasteful score by Danny Elfman, fine acting by the humans. A must-see for horse-lovers, the movie is genuinely touching without being too manipulative. **1/2 from ****


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